Live Your Childhood Dream with 10 of the Most Beautiful Treehouses From Around The World
Escapes, retreats, hideaways and dens: treehouses have always been a place of refuge. Humans have always felt at home in the trees. It is, after all, where we came from a long, long time ago.
As kids, we’ve all probably dreamed of having a tree house as a safe haven, living among the birds in a home nestled on the leafy branches of a towering tree. But treehouses are not just for children – the urge to take flight from the grown-up world, hide out in a treehouse and be carefree again often follows us into our adult life.
With the growing excitement surrounding treehouse architecture, more and more people are building their own treetop refuges – living their childhood dream and savoring feelings of nostalgia.
Whether these structures are tiny shacks clinging to a single bough, unique treetop observatories or sprawling works of art spanning several trees, there’s something magical about treehouses.
If you’ve got fantasies of ditching your earth-bound home to move among the leaves, take a tour through our picks for 10 the most beautiful treehouses from around the world and let us know which design is your favorite in the comments!
Three Story Treehouse, in the Enchanted Forest in Revelstoke, Canada – at over 14 metres tall, this three-story treehouse is the tallest in the province (maybe even Canada) with 64 steps to the top.
Amazing Secluded Treehouse In Atlanta: nestled in an urban forest ( in the heart of intown Atlanta, Georgia ), this arboreal wonderland was created by Peter Bahouth, a former Greenpeace executive director using a trio of nearly equidistant trees found near his home. The beautiful rustic structure is made of three separated treehouses (named ‘Mind,’ ‘Body’ and ‘Spirit’ by its owner ) interconnected by a series of suspended rope bridges
The Treehouse at the Lodge on Loch Goil, Scotland – if you’ve yet to understand the treehouse craze, one look at this dreamy Scottish hotel will put your head in the clouds. The Lodge on Loch Goil is home to the world’s prettiest treetop abode. The tiny cabin has hosted hundreds of weddings, and it’s easy to see why -it allows loved-up couples to enjoy a meal beside starlit waters and breathtaking mountains.
Amberley Castle Treehouse, a fairytale hideaway built by Blue Forest (located in West Sussex, England) – this enchanted treehouse hideaway may look like elves or princesses might emerge at any moment, but it was actually built for human inhabitants to enjoy. Designed by Blueforest, who specializes in bespoke tree abodes, the elevated home is located on the grounds of the Amberley Castle Country Hotel and captures and enhances the romantic charm of the hotel.
Lionel Buckett’s extraordinary treehouse hotel in Australia’s Blue Mountains ( The Wollemi Wilderness Treehouse) – For over two decades, Lionel Buckett has collected 19 awards for his pioneering work building environmentally sustainable homes. His treehouse is built around a turpentine tree and fireproofed against the harsh Australian bushfire season, it’s a magical space with profoundly stunning views.
Treehouse Point in Fall City Washington – located deep in the forests of the Snoqualmie Valley east of Seattle, Treehouse Point is a magical little resort with five different treehouses in which to stay. 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.
Beigorri Treehouse ( Basoa Suites, Lizaso, Spain) – this is a warm and cozy nest built 5.5 meters above the ground, perfect to escape the monotony and shelter during the cold winter days. It is accessed by a ladder with hatch and has a small terrace to enjoy all year.
Tree Sparrow Treehouse (Cornwall, UK) – named after the feisty local birds, Tree Sparrow House is a compact wooden dwelling resting in a tree two meters above the ground. There is a kitchen, mezzanine bedroom and electricity so your stay is safe and comfy.
Raven Loft Treehouse ( Pender Island, British Columbia) – this tiny treehouse measuring only 2.4 x 4 m (8 x 13 ft) is a nice and cozy retreat with a small bathroom, a kitchen, and a comfortable bed. Water and electricity comes from a friendly neighbour allowing it to get ready for harsh winters.
Cabanes als arbres (Girona, Spain) – situated in the branches of oaks in the centre of the Guilleries Forest, the tree houses are acessed via suspended bridges and wooden ladders. To protect the natural surrounds there’s no electricity or running water, but there’s access to showers and a pool at the nearby homestead.