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A house is a house: a home a home. If you are fortunate enough to have either, chances are you won’t discriminate against its style. Sometimes, though, fun and unconventional style homes are extremely great to look at, especially tree houses.
Not only do they break the mold of traditional architecture, they remind us of childhood tales, and that there is no set way of doing anything. Their aesthetics alone are very inspiring, even if you don’t use them for your own dream tree house ideas. Here is additional reading if you’re planning on tackling your own tree house project.
The HemLoft Treehouse is a quaint, sphere-shaped tree house with bridge-suspended, circular steps that lead up to the door. Unlike other tree houses that build the house notched into a cranny between a branch and the trunk, this house completely surrounds the trunk only. It is complete with windows and even a staircase!
The Minister’s Treehouse
The Minister’s Tree House is a large complex the width of many trees. This tree house, the largest in the world, has 5 stories and over 80 rooms.
Minister Horace Burgess, who built the house in 1993, was praying when God told him, “if you build a tree house, I’ll see that you never run out of material.” The 90-feet-tall house has a surrounding deck and a bell tower that chimes every day. The tree house has been visited by many, although the house is presently closed.
Luxury Tree House
The Luxury Tree House is a modern piece tucked in a private area of moss and shrubs. Its sleek design gives the tree house a more normal house-like appearance than others. The tree house has a jagged, rectangular shape, made of angles that give it a simultaneously edgy and funky mood. The tree house has been designed to include a backyard as well.
HP Tree House by MMP Architects
By looking at the HP Tree House, one would not assume it is a tree house. The furniture is well designed and lit, and could be the scene of a romantic get-away in a James Bond or Charlie’s Angels movie. The only indication that it is a tree house is the fact that it is suspended in typical tree-house fashion: high up, with a location that surrounds it with greenery.
Finca Bellavista Sustainable Treehouse
The Finca Bellavista Sustainable Treehouses are a series of tree houses that guarantee privacy for the occupants. One house is a two-story house built on the foundation of three trees, with a circular design and open windows throughout.
Another is a two-story house build on the foundation of two trees and has a rectangular design. Another one is larger, and includes the fun addition of a wooden bridge suspended by rope. There are seven tree houses in total and all are remarkably beautiful and secluded, making them the perfect getaway.
Sphere Tree House
The Sphere Tree House is a tiny, one-room, sphere-shaped tree house suspended by rope attachments that connect to the tree. The house includes anything one would need: a single bed, counter space, a table, and shelving.
The Bird’s Nest by Inrednin Gsgruppen
From the outside, the Bird’s Nest looks exactly like, well, a bird’s nest. The exterior is thickly decorated with branches and twigs that hide the marvelousness that is its true design.
Inside exists a multi-roomed home, enclosed by circular, tightly seamed walls, and tiny round windows. The house is held up by many trees, and is one of the five hotel rooms available on the Tree Hotel Site.
Portuguese Elevated Tree Snake House
If you’re looking for a visually out-of-this-world experience, visit the Portuguese Elevated Tree Snake House. The Tree Snake house, which suspended into the air and shaped in an elongated form like that of a snake, is on a sloped surface and is entered by means of a bridge.
Modern architecture is the major influence on the design inside of the home, with off-white paneled walls that are slightly mechanical in form.
Due to the tendency to be impersonal, working in an office building can be quite dull. In the Office Treehouse, however, this is not an issue. This square-shaped house is wonderfully immersed in nature, complete with a grassy ceiling and an inspiring pristine lake view. The building has large windows and just the perfect amount of space to get work done.
Boeing 747 Treehouse in Costa Rica
This tree house in Costa Rica has been made into a lovely hotel room from the discarded remains of a Boeing 747 airplane.
The room is completely filled with beautiful rich wood, opens out to a marvelous balcony with chairs, and has luxury items such as a half-flight of stairs and television. The room looks out into the idyllic Costa Rican ocean, making it perfect for a solo or romantic getaway. They even kept the cockpit!
The Mirrorcube Tree House in Sweden
The Mirrorcube Tree House in Sweden is not your average tree house by any means. High-end architects have given the house aluminum walls that act as mirrors, blending in with its environment to a level other tree houses cannot.
At the same time these walls give it a strikingly modern appearance that is hard to ignore. Inside, the room is complete with chairs and a bed using an extremely minimalist style.
Lion Sands Game Reserve Treehouse
The Lion Sands Game Reserve Treehouse was made to take going on a safari to the next level, allowing those who use it comfort while still maintaining an earthly relationship with the wildlife. The room, which is one of eight on-site, does not have any electricity and is entirely open to the elements. Still, the tree house is suspended enough to keep it safe.