For a child, a treehouse is the ultimate escape hideaway. They are a magical place where you can be alone with your friends and hide out from the world, camouflaged between the leaves of a tall tree. As a grown-up, there are not many chances to hang out in treehouses and most of them are not big enough anyway, but if I had one of these amazing treehouses below I would definitely be there enjoying it everyday. Prepare yourself to be blown away by these awesome looking tree structures!
1. Three Story Treehouse (British Columbia, Canada)
Complete with a winding staircase and a wooden thatched roof, this alluring treehouse paradise has 3 separate floors and seems to be the coolest forest refuge EVER.
2. Mirror Tree House (Sweden)
Almost completely camouflaged by mirrors that reflect the surrounding trees, this ultra-modern design shows that treehouses don’t always have to be natural and rustic to be totally impressive.
3. The Bird’s Nest Tree House (Sweden)
Hidden behind a myriad of sticks, this house is the perfect hideout from the hustle and bustle of the outside world and seems to be the first nest built especially for human enjoyment.
4. The HemLoft Treehouse (Whistler, Canada)
Constructed from polished wood and built with an attractive geometric design, this high class treehouse is the kind of place where you can relax in style and really enjoy some peaceful time in the forest.
5. Treehouse in Muskoka (Ontario, Canada)
This treehouse “skyscraper” disappears way up into the treetops and probably has one of the best vantage points for seeing the lovely scenery in Muskoka. The large structure is mostly hidden from view and is built right in the shade of some amazingly tall trees.
6. Minister’s Treehouse (Crossville, Tennessee, USA)
Looking more like a dormitory than an average treehouse, this amazing 10,000 sq. ft. structure seems to have at least 3 floors and has probably been the site of some memorably amazing retreats in the forest.
7. Yellow Treehouse Restaurant
Lit up by lights against the evening sky, this exquisite New Zealand treehouse is also a restaurant with a magical atmosphere and a lovely elevated tree-top walkway. Definitely a enchanting location for a picnic in the woods!
8. Treehouse in Seattle (USA)
Looking like a classic treehouse but designed with a charming wooden walkbridge and picturesque framed windows, this forest refuge certainly seems like the type of place you should visit if you really want to get some well-earned peace and quiet.
9. Free Spirit Sphere Treehouses (Canada)
According to the Free Spirit Spheres website, this uniqe structure is “set among the tall trees of the west coast rainforest of Vancouver Island, Canada. We invite you to experience a tree house for adults… 16 years and over.” OK, so this is not a place to bring the kids… It does sound like it could be the perfect location for an amazing deep forest weekend party.
10. Treehouse by Takashi Kobayashi (Japan)
With an aim of attempting to erode “the boundary between man and nature”, this Japanese designer uses reclaimed wood for his enchanting treehouses and attempts to build the structures so that they will not stunt the natural growth of the tree.
11. Senior Center Turned Treehouse (Ghent, Belgium)
Designed more as an artistic replica than an actual treehouse, this model “instead functions as an evocative work, imploring the viewer to combine facets of both his/her youthful and older realities, reflecting upon the notion of their current sense of self.” So basically, no grandparents will be hanging-out inside, but they will be reminded of the old days every time they see this unique construction overhead.
12. O2 Treehouse (USA)
This impressive treehouse is actually a DIY kit that you can build to make your own treehouse hideaway – no wood, nails or hammer necessary. The geodesic eco-friendly structure has lots of different designs but seems to look the coolest at night.
13. Treehouse for Birds and People (Andu Momofuku Centre, Japan)
Featuring enough room to fit 78 birds comfortably, this Japanese bird apartment is quite unique. Although not big enough for humans to enter, there is a ladder designed too peek inside where “visitors will get a rare, up-close-and-personal glimpse of aviary wildlife, as Momofuku’s birds prepare for winter and, in the spring, hatch new chicks”. Sounds pretty intriguing.
14. Eco-friendly Finca Bellavista Treehouse (Costa Rica)
Part of a sustainable residential treehouse community, this faraway South American location provides a remote setting for a visionary concept. “Finca as a whole, comprised of nearly 600 acres of secondary and primary rainforest and reclaimed pasture, provides a nearly custom-built backdrop to house the world’s first master planned, modern, sustainable, and truly arboreal community.” If this is your dream, take a look at the video below to see what it’s really like in this remote location for treehouse living in Costa Rica.
15. Plane Treehouse (Costa Rica)
This interesting design concept includes a re-purposed airplane as part of the construction which creates a visual effect for the viewer of a jet powered treehouse shooting out of the South American forest. This is not exactly a typical tree structure, but there is definitely a creative vision behind it!
16. Teahouse Tetsu (Yamanashi, Japan)
Surrounded by beautiful pink blossoms on all sides, this breath-taking house appears almost surreal and looks to be more like an enchanted treehouse out of a child’s fairytale. Not exactly like the type of things we built as a kid but definitely an impressive design.
17. UFO Treehouse (Sweden)
For a taste of the eccentric, this unusual UFO concept theme house is located in a remote forest in Sweden and seems to be a prop from a Hollywood movie unless it is actually an old flying saucer that they found abandoned and just decided to recycle. Just kidding… “The UFO is built for five people, two adults in a double bed and three children, with separate beds, bathroom and living area. 30m² is all you need for a comfortable escape to childhood dreams.” You got that right. Once you’ve stayed here, you can really say that you spent the night in a UFO.
18. Treehouse Point Eco Resort – Washington State, USA
This classic treehouse is situated in a remote deep forest location in the Snoqualmie Valley in an enchanting eco-resort. “Designed and built by Pete Nelson, a world-renowned treehouse builder and author, and his wife Judy, Treehouse Point offers visitors a chance to sleep amongst the trees and reconnect with nature.” This is the kind of treehouse that would be handy if you wanted a quiet place to write a book. Or just sleep…
19. Treehouse by Takashi Kobayashi – Japan
Built with floor to ceiling glass windows for a full view of the natural scenery and including a porch railing made from natural wooden sticks, this magical treehouse provides the perfect location to get away from it all for awhile. Enjoy the silence…
20. Treehouse Hideaway Deluxe
Constructed with a laquered wood planks, this comfortable looking treehouse has shuttered windows that open to let in the fresh air and a convenient set of natural wooden stairs to climb inside. With a top floor reaching up high into the treetops, this deluxe cabin seems to be the perfect location for a treehouse hideaway.
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