Those treehouse hotels never stop surprising you! You think you’ve seen it all and then another one pops up, even more crazy than the previous ones. Like the O2 Treehouse. I mean, just look at this pinecone-shaped beauty!
Dustin Feider built his first geodesic treehouse for a thesis project at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He’s gone a long way since then, having built over 40 treehouses. Most of them were commissioned by private buyers, but you can also rent the O2 Pinecone on AirBnB. It’s located in Bonny Doon, California, 15 kilometers north of Santa Cruz.
The treehouse seems to be floating in the branches of the trees, immersing you in 360° views of the Red Wood forest. The clear floor, walls and ceiling panels allow you to see everything around and create a magical illusion of levitation. This breath-taking pinecone sits 10 meters above the ground and the only way to get there is on a very steep ladder, so it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted (needless to say, a suitcase is a big no-no). But once you’re up there, it’s all worth it!
There’s only a bed in the pinecone. The bathroom is located in a small treehouse closer to the ground with a clever shower installed on the tree trunk. Bring your camera because there are some great forest views from here, too!