When we were younger, many of us dreamed of having a treehouse as a getaway – a secret location where we could establish a top-secret clubhouse and avoid our annoying parents. However, some countries view treehouses as ordinary parts of their everyday lives rather than unusual. For example, the Korowai people in New Guinea live in treehouse structures constantly. By keeping everything above ground level, the elevated homes assist in protecting their food and possessions from animals and floods.
Fortunately, treehouses are no longer just fairytale-like sanctuaries or exotic abodes in faraway places for children and adults alike. For those who want to fulfill some of their fondest childhood aspirations and are searching for a one-of-a-kind way to rejuvenate and unwind, architects and designers now provide incredible treehouse hotels for vacations. These hotels have gone beyond the traditional wooden cabin concept, with some featuring multiple stories or even glass and mirror components.
1. Three Story Treehouse (British Columbia, Canada)
The Tree Hotel project in the North of Sweden boasts an exceptional creation called the Mirror House which is designed to blend in with its surroundings. While its appearance is impressive, there is a concern that it may go unnoticed by birds due to its almost invisible nature. This remarkable structure was created by Tham Videgard. Additionally, another spectacular creation within the same project is the Bird’s Nest Tree House.
The team behind the famous Tree Hotel has come up with another unique creation – a tree house that could easily be mistaken for a giant bird’s nest. Despite its unconventional exterior, the interior is stylish and modern. This particular tree house, known as The HemLoft, can be found in Whistler, Canada and was designed by inredningsgruppen.se.
Joel Allen, a software developer who retired at the young age of 26, pursued his passion for carpentry and brought his dream of creating something amazing to life. The result was beyond his expectations as he never imagined that his personal project, a treehouse in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, would garner international recognition and be featured in design magazines worldwide. (Photo credits: Joel Allen)
Lukasz Kos came up with a brilliant design for 4Treehouse, which is situated around four trees above Lake Muskoka in Ontario, Canada, giving it the appearance of a large Japanese lantern elevated on stilts. (Image credits: imgur.com)
Moving on to the Minister’s Treehouse in Crossville, Tennessee, USA.
Horace Burgess from Crossville, Tennessee created this impressive 100-foot-tall tree house which is considered to be the tallest one in the world. The incredible structure was constructed using reclaimed wood entirely. (Image source: imgur.com)
Moreover, there is also the Yellow Treehouse Restaurant which is worth mentioning.
Experience an incredible dining adventure at a restaurant in Auckland, New Zealand, where the cozy dining area is seamlessly integrated around a tree. This unique design can accommodate a maximum of 18 diners and was created by Peter Eising and Lucy Gauntlett.
The Free Spirit Sphere Treehouses in Canada are truly enchanting, with one in particular featuring a rope bridge that leads to its entrance. The whimsical nature of these treehouses is reminiscent of a fairy tale come to life. (Credit goes to jasfitz for the image).
The Finca Bellavista tree house community in Costa Rica features a unique self-sustainable and eco-friendly tree house. The community spans over 600 acres and is connected by suspension bridges. The Plane Treehouse is a must-see! (Photo credits: Anders Birch)
This unique accommodation in Yamanashi, Japan is not your typical teahouse. Teahouse Tetsu was created by architect Terunobu Fujimori and features a distinctive design made of charred cedar wood. The interior is cozy and peaceful, with traditional Japanese tatami mats and a small hearth for warmth. Visitors can enjoy a cup of tea or sake while taking in the tranquil surroundings. It’s the perfect retreat for those looking for an authentic Japanese experience. (read more)
Terunobu Fujimori’s treehouse is a unique blend of minimalism and imagination. The inside of the treehouse has a clean and modern look, while the exterior looks like something straight out of a fairy tale. It is a perfect example of how architecture can be both simple and fantastical. (Credit for the image goes to Amazon.com)
17. Swedish Treehouse UFO
In a bold move, the Swedish Tree Hotel broke away from tradition and constructed an unusual treehouse resembling a UFO, following their previous project of a Bird Nest treehouse. (Image credits: treehotel.se)