Amazing treehouses from around the world
Homes with a view
. Treehouses appeal to the child in all of us and bring us closer to nature. At one point you probably dreamed of living among the birds in a house nestled on the leafy branches of a towering tree. Whether these structures are tiny shacks clinging to a single bough, unique treetop observatories or sprawling works of art spanning several trees, theres something magical about treehouses. Heres a look at 18 of the worlds most stunning treetop structures and the unique stories behind them.
Too High Tea House
. Terunobu Fujimoris tea house, Takasugi-an, which literally means a tea house too high, stands in Chino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, atop three chestnut trees. The house is accessible only by ladder, and guests must remove their shoes and leave them on the platform before venturing inside for tea. As an architect, Fujimori is known for his innovative and often whimsical designs, and this freestanding structure certainly pushes the limits of a conventional teahouse.
Free Spirit Spheres
. These spheres were created with the concept of oneness in mind, so the floor, walls and ceiling create one continuous space unlike a conventional building. They utilize biomimicry and are designed to fit into a forest setting without altering it. Free Spirit Spheres use trees as their foundation, which the designers say reflects our connectedness to nature, and because theyre suspended in the air, the human footprint is drastically reduced. The shell of this unique treehouse can withstand impacts, and the web of ropes that suspend it are made of a stretchy material that allow both the sphere and the trees to move freely.
. The worlds largest treehouse sits in the small town of Crossville, Tenn., and took 14 years and 258,000 nails for minister Horace Burgess to build. Burgess began working on the structure in 1993 when he had a vision in which God spoke to him and said, If you build me a treehouse, Ill see you never run out of material. Today, the 10-story treehouse is supported by six trees, rises 97 feet into the sky and is constructed completely of salvaged materials. Its estimated to be about 12,000 square feet and houses a sanctuary and a basketball court. The top deck is situated 20 feet above the tops of the trees, where visitors can see Burgess flower garden that spells out J-E-S-U-S. The whole message of the thing is if you come to see the site and climb to the top, youll see Jesus in the garden, and the preacher didnt have to say a word, Burgess says.
. When Lukasz Kos designed 4Treehouse, he wanted it to be an exercise in minimizing the impact on the trees, the building site and nature itself. With this in mind, the two-ton lattice-frame structure was suspended 20 feet above the forest floor with steel cables, and the treehouse is anchored to the tree trunks with just one puncture hole in each of the four trunks. Visitors to the unique structure at Lake Muskoka in Ontario, Canada, enter the two-story structure via a rolling staircase.
Temple of the Blue Moon
. This charming treetop cottage is just one of the many treehouse lodgings available at Pete Nelsons Treehouse Point in Issaquah, Wash. Nelson, a world-renowned treehouse builder and author, created this sustainable destination as a beautiful, educational getaway that provides visitors with a unique way to connect with nature. The Temple of the Blue Moon sits partway up a 300-year-old, 160-foot-tall Sitka Spruce and boasts skylights, built-in cedar beds and handmade quilts.
Redwoods Treehouse Restaurant
. This gorgeous treehouse was built in New Zealand as part of a marketing campaign for Yellow Book. Amateur entrepreneurs were challenged to build a restaurant 30 feet up a redwood tree using only those resources they could find in Yellow Books directory. The treetop restaurant took 66 days to build and employed more than 60 businesses. Two thousand people dined in the Redwoods Treehouse Restaurant upon completion.
. Takashi Kobayashi, one of the worlds leading treehouse builders, designed this unique structure when Nestl
Three Story Treehouse
. Why have a single-story tree house, if you can have three? This one is said to be the tallest tree house in British Columbia, Canada. You can find it somewhere near Revelstoke.
Mirror Tree House
. Almost invisible and perfect for hiding, the Mirror House is part of the Tree Hotel project in the North of Sweden. As cool as it looks, were afraid the house may be invisible to birds.
The Birds Nest Tree House
. This tree house, by the creators of the Tree Hotel, might confuse the birds even more. Although it looks like a massive nest from the outside, the house has a modern and high-standard room built inside.
The HemLoft Treehouse
. After retiring at the age of 26, software developer Joel Allen became a carpenter and fulfilled his dream of building something cool. Kind of an understatement. He never thought this personal project would be featured in international design magazines
Treehouse in Muskoka
. Designed by Lukasz Kos, 4Treehouse is constructed around four trees over Lake Muskoka in Ontario, Canada, and floats in the air like a big Japanese lantern on stilts.
Treehouse in Seattle
. As if tree houses are not fairy tale-ish enough by themselves, this one even has a rope bridge leading to its doorstep.
Free Spirit Sphere Treehouses
. Built with vision and engineering, these handcrafted spheres are suspended like pendants from a web of rope. They occupy a truly unique place in the world and provide a habitat for the un-tamed spirit that exists in us all.
Treehouse by Takashi Kobayashi
. Designed by Takashi Kobayashi, the Tree House People seek to break down the feeling of separation that exists between humans and nature.
Senior Center Turned Treehouse
. This sculptural tree house in Belgium was made for the art festival TRACK: A Contemporary City Conversion, and is a miniature version of the houses behind it.
. The O2 Treehouse seeks to
Treehouse for Birds and People
. A modern tree house concept by Nendo offers you the possibility to peek into the private life of birds. Divided into two parts by a wall with little peek holes, it allows people to see what the birds are doing on the other side of their wall.
Eco friendly Finca Bellavista Treehouse
. This tree house is a part of the self-sustainable and eco-friendly Finca Bellavista tree house community in Costa Rica. The whole property of the community now takes up more than 600 acres, and is all connected by suspension bridges.
. While not entirely a treehouse, this vintage Boeing 727 was originally bought by Joanne Ussary for $2,000.00. It cost her $4,000.00 to move the plane and $24,000.00 to renovate an turn it into this Executive Suite 727 tree house. A jacuzzi in the cockpit is just one of the intriguing ideas she had for her new home
. Architect Terunobu Fujimoris treehouse combines both minimalism and fantasy. While the interior is simple and modern, the exterior looks like a page from a fairy tale.
. The Swedish Tree Hotel decided to go a totally different direction after building a Bird Nest tree house and built this UFO treehouse.
. Roderick Romero is known for building treehouses for stars like Sting and Val Kilmer, but its his desire to live a more minimalist, ahimsa-focused life that first inspired him to create his treetop masterpieces. His Lantern House is situated among three eucalyptus trees in Santa Monica, Calif., and 99 percent of it was built with salvaged lumber including the stained glass, which he recovered from an old movie set. I cant imagine building in the Trees while knowing that the materials I use could be contributing to a clearcut somewhere else on the planet, Romero says.
Beach Rock Tree House
. Kobayashi Takashi built this breathtaking treehouse in 2005 with the purpose of communicating with outer space. Perched in the treetops of Okinawa this plexiglass portal to the universe is a popular attraction at Japans rustic Beach Rock Resort.
Alnwick Garden Treehouse
. This massive structure is located in the UKs Alnwick Garden and was completed in 2005. Due to the houses size, a network of wooden braces must support it, so its not a treehouse in the traditional sense of the word. However, it stretches high into the treetops and several trees grow right through the floor and up past the roof. The building is home to a restaurant that serves gourmet local food.
Kadirs Tree House
. Kadirs Tree House is one of the worlds most unique hostels because it offers guests the opportunity to live out every childs dream and sleep in one of its many treehouses. This charming hostel is located on the Mediterranean coast in southern Turkey and is in close proximity to the countrys ancient ruins and nature reserves.
Steampunk Tree House
. The Steampunk Tree House was created in 2007 by Sean Orlando and more than 60 San Francisco artists in an effort to explore the relationship between people and our rapidly changing natural world. The 40-foot-tall structure is composed of steel, recycled wood and clockwork components, and its styled after Victorian architecture and the work of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne.
. O2 Treehouse architect Dustin Feider began building the Blum House in 2009. His inspiration for the house came from Antonio Scarpa, a designer whose work looks at how we experience space.
. Roderick Romeros Firesphere House was built on three eucalyptus trees in the backyard of a Brentwood, Calif., couple. The entire house was built in Romeros signature sustainable style using reclaimed wood, salvaged windows and vintage stained glass from Buenos Aires. The house features a large porch and viewing deck that was made from tree branches found in the yard.
Greenwich Village Treehouse
. A treehouse in the backyard of a New York home may not seem to share the same glory as these other arboreal works of art, but this is the little treehouse that could, according to its owner. Shortly after Melinda Hackett put up the circular cedar treehouse for her three girls, the police showed up at her door. A neighbor had complained about the structure and filed a complaint with the city, but after months of legal battles, Hackett won. Not only was the treehouse allowed to stay, but it was also granted landmark status.
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