Any type of tree house rules. Throw a shanty on a tree trunk and the world immediately becomes a beautiful place. This tree house, though? This tree house is legitimately awesome. In the woods and next to the water, it has a bridge, windows, a deck, and basically everything you ever wanted in a tree house.
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I love the design of this tree house created by architectural firm Farrow for an eco resort in the middle of a protected Canadian forest. A floating ship—it is suspended from the tree, not nailed to it—that can fly to space at any given time. Inside it is beautiful too.
If you've dreamed of living like the elves of Lothlórien, in houses high among the trees, with outdoor decks that really let you enjoy the view, you'll want to take a peek at Anthony Gibbon's Roost Treehouse designs.
The inhabitants of this architectural concept by Masov Aibek might have to sacrifice a great deal of privacy in this towering windowed house, but they'd get to commune with both the nature outside and the tree growing through the middle of their home.
It's such a shame that this particular building has fallen into such disrepair. It was probably once the ultimate dream playhouse for some child; now it's a haven for dirt and broken glass.
The bicycle-powered treehouse elevator is exactly what it sounds like. And yes, it is spectacular. Almost definitely incredibly dangerous, given the risks if anything should fail mechanistically, but spectacular.
It's nice to be a grandparent because you can enjoy spending time with your grandkids without worrying about the minutia of parenting. Plus, it's your second go around with little rascals so you get to have fun with it. Like Steve and Jeri Wakefield, two grandparents who are having so much fun at being awesome…
JK Rowling's children probably get a little bit more of the Hogwarts magic than your average child does, and it looks like Rowling's latest property improvement project will bring them even more Harry Potter whimsy. Rowling has filed for permission to build a pair of fantasy treehouse towers in her back garden.
Take a video tour of Michael Garnier's amazing replica of the Ewok Village from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. This former Green Beret built a forrest full of interconnected treehouses — in Oregon! And for a reasonable fee, you can stay in this treetop wonderland and recreate the ending of RoTJ. Yub Nub, y'all!
This isn't just a treehouse. This is an actual man's home, in Portland, Oregon.
My childhood self just passed out from excitement. This thing is 11 stories and 90 feet tall, and it's growing ever-larger. Seriously, I want to live here so badly.
Here are six reasons why I think that the amazing Takasugi-an Teahouse is, nevertheless, somewhere I'd never be caught dead, despite my love of tea:
This camouflage treehouse is actually a two level modern abode with a deck, livingroom, kitchen and sleeping quarters. [Designboom]
I never had a treehouse even though we had this fig tree that would've been perfect, so Design Blog's absolutely fantastical treehouses make me both resent my childhood and wish I was Peter Pan.
British design firm Sybarite aims to develop a modular treehouse concept that the company says could encourage a more organic approach to country living. The plan is to pre-fabricate modules of the house, quickly assembling a dwelling with up to five bedrooms.