Nature, trees, the smell of the air, freedom, birds chirping, the feeling of escaping the urban life – welcome to the concept of treehouses. These beautiful wooden structures can be built with the utmost respect to nature, blending perfectly with the natural environment and with minimal human footprint. If you are going to spend your nights in the heart of the wilderness, why choose concrete blocks that prevent you from fully-experiencing the living world? We have collected a list of the most eye-catching treehouse designs where you can stay at.
Five unique treehouses were built in the park of the Château d'Usson in the picturesque French countryside. The picture below is of the Zen treehouse which is perched at 8 meters high on a very old oak tree. First, you have to go up a spiral staircase and then all the way through the monkey bridge to get into your very private treehouse with a double bed inside. Zen is a fitting name to describe this peaceful and tranquil place.
We are still in France, and this time it's another childhood dream come true. Inspired by the fairy-tale spires of nearby chateaus, this mini-castle is high up in the canopies. The treehouse-castle has a hot tub on the terrace. What more can I say?
Creating these uniquely-shaped treehouses was an architectural feat. They blend in with nature and open up to it at the very peak where the bedroom is situated to have the best views possible.
These wooden structures are so big, that the largest house can accommodate 20 people on three levels. Located in the tropical part of China on Hainan Island these giant treehouses are next to the 5000 acres Buddhist ecological theme park.
Set in the coastal rainforest of Vancouver Island these quirky sphere treehouses are offering back-to-nature adult-only getaway for the urban crowd. The three spheres have adequately unique names: Eyrn, Melody, and Luna. Inside you'll find a cozy wooden interior with rounded windows overlooking the canopies.
Bonbibi, Burl, Nest, Temple of the Blue Moon, Trillium, and Upper Bond. These are the names of the six distinctively different treehouses by Treehouse Point in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. The Burl treehouse pictured below is surrounded by soft moss that forms an opulent canopy. The treehouse encircles the over 300 years old and 200 feet tall Douglas fir tree.
This pyramid-shaped wooden house squirts spring water from its top and lets it run down on the facade covered by greenery. It's quirky enough from the outside, but imagine your room covered by plants that are sprinkled by water all the time. It's like a never-ending rainfall in the Chilean rainforest.
Located in the Peruvian Amazon, the Treehouse Lodge Iquitos is offering rooms high in the canopies of the jungle. If you are a fan of heights and climbing you are in the right place. Some of the treehouses are over 65 feet (20 meters) in the air. You have a perfect overview of the Amazon and a safe distance from the wildlife on the ground.
Airbnb's favorite, the Secluded Intown Treehouse is located in the forests of Atlanta, yet it feels like you are as remote as the Siberian taiga. The treehouse trio is interconnected by cute suspended bridges, and the main building houses the honeymooners' dream. It has a bed on wheels that you can roll out to the open balcony and rest under the open sky.
Crazy as it looks and sounds, architect Mr. Noel near the Durbuy town in Belgium built a wooden horse big enough to accommodate guests. Gnomes you will probably not find, what you will find though is a fairy-tale-like interior which leaves an impression like a good Tim Burton movie.
I can't decide what's more impressive. The ancient tree where the Lupa Sine treehouse is built, or the magnificent view of the southern coast and the Upolu rainforest of Samoa. Inside the private treehouse, you feel like living within the ancient tree itself, it's made visible throughout the building, revealing the trunk even in the shower.
Hidden in the Balinese forests, Hideout Bali is cozy on another level, and it comes fully equipped with musical instruments and books. This means you will hardly ever leave your hanging hammock. And why should you? After reading your favorite book you can just enjoy the passing wildlife and the calming sound of the river next by.
It's fair to say that this is probably the most luxurious treehouse in the world. Woodmans is the happy marriage of a high-class design hotel and a private treehouse. The details are mesmerizing. I still cannot decide if I want to soak in the freestanding copper bathtub or taking a hot shower outdoors on the terrace and hopping into the hammock right after. Did I mention the built-in Finnish sauna?
Floating 10 meters high from the ground in the branches of the trees, this Alien-egg-shaped treehouse couldn't be more quirky. Covered with glass panels all around, inside you will find the most amazing 360° view panorama you have ever witnessed in a treehouse. It's like a magical levitation above the Californian Red Wood forest.
A magical eco-retreat in Bali with out of this world treehouse creations. Chiara's Treehouse that's pictured below has a long ladder to climb, but the view and the privacy will compensate for the effort. Eye-catching details everywhere you look; natural swimming pools, pods floating above the river, and outdoor freestanding bathtubs.
The Treehotel in the Swedish wilderness is like a childhood fantasy. Over the years they have created more and more perfectly detailed original treehouses. The Mirrorcube is covered with mirrors from all directions, blending into nature so much that you can hardly spot it. Then there is the UFO-shaped space saucer that will be a major hit with kids. The Birds Nest looks like from the Jurassic era when birds were the size of an elephant. The Treehotel is so spectacular that I would dare to call it an open-air museum.