17 Amazing Tree House Designs From Around the World
Not all homes are built on firm foundations and steady ground. It’s entirely possible to create a living space that doesn’t rely on the traditional heavy materials we find in our modern homes today and tree-houses are the archetypal example. They can be both elaborate and luxurious, provided you have the right planning and execution. This collection from around the web of 17 stunning tree-house designs shows that with a little imagination you can be transported to an amazing living space in a home amongst the leaves.
Châteaux Dans Les Arbres – France
DragonFly Tree House – Sweden
A 15-meter long ramp takes you up to the Dragonfly, where big panoramic windows give you a magnificent view of the valley. It is built out of wood, with an exterior made out of sheet metal that will eventually turn rust-brown and blend in even further with the pine-tree forest. The design and the spectacular interiors are the makings of Rintala Eggertsson Architects.
Alnwick Castle Tree House
The Treehouse is one of the most magical and unique restaurants to be found anywhere in the world – high up in the treetops, with a roaring log fire in the centre of the room and trees growing through the floor.
These futuristic-looking bosky dwellings are inspired by a mythological clan, the We-Ha (Sky) people, who are believed to have built their homes suspended from the ground. The two-storey villas are dotted amid lush vegetation, streams and fountains in the hotel grounds, and when you are not gazing at the views, one of the star attractions is the holistic spa.
This tree house castle is built in the grounds of one of Irelands most magnificent country houses. Designed by Blue Forest in a Tudor Gothic style, the tree house closely resembles the architecture of the main house, which dates back to the 17th century.
Foster Huntington was an up-and-comer in the New York fashion industry. Then he ditched it all and built his own personal paradise in the sky. OMG. Those views.
Monterey Bay, California
There couldn’t be a more perfect place for a treehouse than the one with a view to the beautiful bay of the Pacific Ocean. Located in Los Gatos, California.
West Virginia, USA
Used by the Boy Scouts of America to host their Jamboree, this Treehouse by Architects Mithun – provides dynamic educational and gathering spaces for exploring and understanding the site and ecosystem at the levels of ground, tree canopy, and sky. The towering Corten steel frame elevates visitors to extraordinary vantages and provides an armature for green building systems, such as photo voltaic panels, wind turbines, and a large cistern and water cleansing system. Interactive exhibits and celebrates sustainable technologies.
Finca Bellavista, Costa Rica
Finca Bellavista is a sustainable treehouse community in Costa Rica’s rainforest canopies. You can purchase a parcel to build your own treehouse on, or just crash there for a few nights. They let you zipline between treehouses.
Urban Tree House – Berlin
Conceived as an experimental research project, this treehouse in berlin has been designed to serve as an oasis of tranquility set within an urban context. completed by german design office baumraum, the scheme seeks to add to the city’s collection of small alternative constructions, while preserving the existing tree population of the 650 square meter site.
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
The architect and landscape designer Peter Bahouth made a project of the unique house-hotel on the tree in Buckhead, a few minutes from Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The author tried to create a house for recreation, but not to harm the surrounding nature, especially during construction works of buildings.
Beach Rock Treehouse: Okinawa, Japan
This treehouse by Japanese builder Kobayahsi Takashi was constructed with the express purpose of communicating with outer space. “A sparkling beacon among treetops, it is easy to imagine the dome succeeding at its mission to make contact with alien life,”
Takashi Kobayashi Tree House Japan
Kobayashi is a self taught architect, designer, and builder. Yet his tree houses are spectacular displays of how design and nature seamlessly integrate when constant attention and consideration is given to surroundings and environment.
Loch Goilhead, Scotland
Developed in the 1750’s with the arrival of Steamers in the clyde estuary Loch Goilhead is set amidst magnificent west Highland scenery, this picturesque village is now a popular outdoor pursuits and holiday home centre. This Lodge on the edge of the loch provides breathtaking views as well as being an impressive structure in it’s own right.
Lion Sands, South Africa
The most striking feature of the Kingston Tree house hotel is without a second a doubt its construction. The Kingston Treehouse employs large sheets of glass, combined with wood, to a spectacular effect. It’s a luxurious tree house hotel surrounded by natural boulders, with a unique window to enjoy the ever-changing views.
Peter Frazier, a customer experience consultant, decided after years of working at an office and gaining over 50 pounds that he needed to make a change in his life – so he built this incredible treehouse office in the woods.
The room is cast in durable composite material – all to create the lightest, yet strong and sustainable design possible. The interior gives the room a modern and comfortable feel. The UFO is built for five people, two adults in a double bed and three children, with separate beds, bathroom and living area.