5 Tree houses that will take you back to your childhood
Hit the nostalgia button with these tree houses; evoking childhood memories – as attested by our favourite architects.Yellow Tree House, New Zealand
This 13 meter high tree house restaurant designed by Peter Eising and Lucy Gauntlett, stands as an organic part of the forest behind, transforming into a glowing lantern during the night. It is reminiscent of childhood dreams and playtime, inspired by elements of nature – like the cocoon. The concept revolves the ‘enchanted’ site which is raised above an open meadow and meandering stream on the edge of the woods.
The Dragonfly Treehotel, Sweden
Drawing attention from around the world, the biggest room at the Treehotel functions as a private suite and a conference space at the same time. Proving a luxury hotel can be stylish, whimsical and green, Britta Jonsson and Kent Lindvall came up with the idea of the Treehotel. Suspended on the trees, it blends with the landscape into the woods. The interiors of the space is simple and yet unique in its own way, like the other tree houses in the hotel.
The Inhabit, Woodstock, United States
Isolated from the hustle bustle of the New York City, this elevated treehouse is nestled amongst the lofty Catskills mountain range. Crafted by architect Antony Gibbons, the space includes an open lounge, a wood burner, a kitchen and a roomy bedroom. Gibbon believes that the angled metal beams give the illusion that the building is floating out of the side of the hill and makes the most of the view too. A large deck underneath the structure leads to a beautiful lake and a hot tub – ideal to spend that perfect vacay.
The Bird Hut, Windermere, British Columbia
Stilted along a forested hillside, this unique designed Bird Hut, with the capability to shelter twelve varieties of birds, two people, or any critters from around the forest that inquisitively linger inside. To mimic the process of nest-building, the whimsical façade and the design structure is devised considering all sizes of birds while the materials were scavenged from the surroundings. This distinctive tree-top perch gives a sense of a canopy within a tree and is surely inviting, for the little birdies of the neighborhood.