Who doesnt love a treehouse? no matter how old you are there is something magical about sitting in a structure in a tree. They fascinate the littlest of people to the biggest and oldest of people.
We are planning a treehouse in our yard and Im not sure if its for us or our boys!Watch this space for updates and" how to's" on this fun project.
For now though we wanted to share a few of the most intriguing treehouses on the planet. These have made it onto our list not just because of their character and uniqueness but mostly in how they interact with their environments and people.
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REDWOODS TREEHOUSE, AUCKLAND, NZ
Redwoods Treehouse was build as a Social Media Marketing Campaign for the Yellow Pages. This stunning treehouse recieved the attention of the world and pooled in local businesses and talent to see what could be done with a single resource.
In truth its a monument to teamwork. A modern day Tower of Babel but with a happy ending.It is now a restaurant so it continues to bring people together.We love it and If we are ever in the Auckland neighborhood- this is one must see!
FINCA BELLAVISTA, COSTA RICA
In the Jungles of Costa Rica, is THIS treehouse community. We chose this as one of our favourites because not only do visitors get to sleep in luxury in a jungle canopy but they get to zipline from tree to tree! If you are not afraid of heights this “playground” is dream come true. We love that its the realisation of a dream of building a self sufficient community in the jungle. Click on the images to see more of this special community.
THE TREE HOUSE HOTEL, SWEDEN
A Scandinavian hotel - each “room” is a unique treehouse. Each with jaw dropping surreal designs- we almost didnt belive the pictures were real. This secluded hotel is set amongst a serene forest where guests are sure to be rejuvinated and connected with their forest surrounds.
GREENWICH VILLAGE TREEHOUSE, NEW YORK, NY
Just because we love an underdog story!
This treehouse in New York City recieved landmark status after a neighbour complained about the “suspicious structure”. We think it was awarded landmark status just because it shouts a childlike optimism. Even in a a sophisticated concrete jungle we are still fascinated by this burst of quirky-ness, this invitation to relive our childhood.
Its a reminder to never grow up and loose our sense of fun. To never stop dreaming. Its a reminder that there is still magic in this world long after we adults have stopped believing in such things.
PHOTO CREDITS ON ORIGINAL SOURCES BELOW
Tree Hotel, Sweden : www.treehotel.se OR click on the images
Finca Bellavista: Photo credits on Website : Fincabellavista.com OR click on the images
Redwoods Treehouse : website : redwoodstreehouse.co.nz OR click on the images
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