Treehouse Retreat in Montana Glacier Park

Treehouses, thankfully, aren’t one of the many things we had to leave behind as we grew older. There are still plenty out there – you can just check our collection of 15 awesome treehouses around the world. And today we want to show you another one – Treehouse Retreat in Montana. This double-decker home boasts room enough to sleep 5 comfortably and is located just minutes from the Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort. Of course, there is a lot more to recommend this home than its location. To get into the house guests have to climb up a spiral staircase that wraps around a giant Douglas Fir tree that goes right up through the home. Both levels of the house feature their own deck that are both perfect for lounging on during the warmer months of the year. And other than wildlife, you won’t have to worry about noisy neighbors – this home is located on its own private, heavily wooded 7 acre property. And you can stay there for a night or two by using Airbnb.

15 Most Awesome Tree Houses From Around The World

Humans have not really given up on ideas of an Edenic life. Which is why they often seek to escape to paradises amidst nature whenever they get the chance. Here is a list of 15 treehouses from around the world that turn living among trees into a literally amazing experiences.

Cool ORIGIN Tree House In a Forest in France

Atelier LAVIT have designed the ORIGIN Tree House for their clients in France who wanted to have a unique cabin. A hundred year-old oak was the starting point for the whole design, with the goal of being as functional and comfortable as a hotel room, and inspired by the shape of a birds-nest. The tree house is accessed from a platform suspended on another tall oak thirty meters away, which includes a heated spa and a chilling area. From this platform, there’s a wooden walkway, ten meters from the ground, that leads you straight into the heart of the nest. Upon arriving at the tree house, there’s a small patio around the trunk that has the feeling of protection, much like an actual nest. Two large sliding glass doors provide access to the living area. As the tree house has been designed in the shape of an octagon, there are plenty of large windows that look out into the forest. Inside, the wood interior is made from poplar, and a small sitting area and bedroom provide a comfortable place for relaxation. On the other side of the tree house is a narrow corridor with three sliding doors that provide access to a dressing room, a bathroom and a technical closet. Back out to the patio, there’s a wooden ladder inviting guests to continue the ascent in close contact with the tree. Once at the top of the ladder, the tree house opens up to a rooftop terrace that has 360° panoramic views of the forest.

Contemporary Tree House in South Africa by Malan Vorster

Tree houses are quite popular since they remind childhood and force you to think of time spent in fairly small spaces, sparsely furnished, if at all, and of tiny structures coarsely built into trees in our backyards. The Cape Town-based architectural firm Malan Vorster has created a contemporary tree house that, once you’re inside, makes you feel like you’re right at home. The structure, itself located in Cape Town, South Africa, is composed of four cylindrical wooden towers elevated on stilts, so created to provide the residents with views from in between the trees that surround it. Located on a slope that helps facilitate these views, the home was built for a resident of the Cape Town suburb of Constantia, who wished to have a hide-away resembling the tree houses of their childhood. Red cedar battens cover the outside of the glass walls, which helps in creating a perfect balance between the resident’s enjoyment of the views the privileged location offers and their privacy. The interior is pure elegance set against the peculiar wood and iron structure that the architects have wrought. Contemporary furnishings fill the space, making this not only a nostalgic escape, but also a comfortable home.

Luxurious Treehouse With A Sauna, Hot Tub And Slide

Nestled in the Dorset woodland, a few hours west of London, green woodworker Guy Mallinson has built a luxurious retreat foisted above the ground amidst spectacular oak trees. The Woodsman’s Treehouse cost £150,000 (almost $184,000) and five months to complete, with the design evolving during the building process. Mallinson and his crew have embraced the aesthetic properties of wood from the outset, with the facade clad in cleft sweet chestnut log stacks, oak laths, and hand cleft oak shingles. Built with local materials, it was paramount to the team that the natural ecosystem remained untouched. “We don’t touch the trees at all, allowing rain water to run down the stems and wildlife to travel up and down in the normal way, hence maintaining the delicate ecosystem of the oak tree,” Mallinson explains on his website . “We don’t stress the trees by imposing a heavy loads on them or by fixing bolts into them. We believe that the tree has grown in response to its environment and as such should be left well alone.” The treehouse, which sleeps two people, is fitted with all the comforts of a luxury hotel. The circular interior contains a king-sized bed, kitchen, a double-ended copper bath, and a rotating fireplace. When you are surrounded by spectacular scenery, views are important. With this in mind, the space is fitted with a window in the floor to view the stream below, the bedroom contains a window in the ceiling for spectacular views of the canopy, and picture windows ensure you will be one with nature even while indoors. Outside, a series of decks reveal further luxuries, such as a wood fired pizza oven, a rooftop hot tub and sauna, an outdoor tree shower, and a large slide to bring you quickly to ground level. The treehouse, featured on the UK’s Amazing Spaces, has already been a hit with visitors and is available from £620 (roughly $760) for a minimum two night stay.

Remarkable Tubular Glass House Built Around Tree

Kazakh history is rife with stories of people throwing stones, making this glass tree-house, by Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov, the perfect weapon to combat stone proliferation. First designed in 2013, the dream was shattered when investors pulled out; now, however, with a glass and solar panel manufacturer expressing interest, A.Masow Architects’ “Tree in the House” could soon become a reality. “The main purpose of this project is to offer an alternative to the bustle of city life,” explained Almassov. “We wanted to combine the capabilities of modern industrial design and the natural wealth and beauty. And more importantly it doesn’t harm to environment,” he added. “This is an opportunity to escape from the sweltering concrete boxes and feel the present unity with nature.”

Unique Treehotel in Sweden

Treehotel offers a unique hotel experience: treerooms with contemporary design in the middle of unspoiled nature. Here you can forget about the time constraints of everyday life, enjoy the serenity, and rejuvenate in a sophisticated yet familiar environment. Treehotel is located in Harads, near the Lule river, about 100 kilometers from Luleå airport. The village has a population of about 600 and features a restaurant, shop and guest house. When you arrive at Treehotel, you check in at Britta’s Pensionat. Then it’s just a short stroll through the beautiful nature to your treeroom. The most striking part of Harads is its magnificent surroundings. From Treehotel’s rooms you get a fantastic view of the Lule River valley, miles of forest and the powerful river.

Playful Tiny Homes by Dan Pauly

Fourth generation wood-working artisan Dan Pauly transforms reclaimed wood into diminutive cabins that look like they’re straight out of a fairy tale. Whether it’s a sauna, outhouse, shed, or actual home, the craftsman is able to create structures that are reminiscent of a Tim Burton film – offering a quirky balance of gothic culture and playfulness. As it turns out, there’s even a significant history behind these whimsical designs. Pauly’s great-grandfather emigrated from Switzerland to the U.S. in the 1800s and began the artisanal craft of barn building. Since then, the Pauly family has continued this impressive trade, making it part of their legacy for close to two centuries. “As I uncover an old barn or shed,” Pauly explains on his website, “I realize that it could be the same lumber that my great-grandfather used more than 100 years ago. I think that respect for the craftsmen and craftswomen of the past, and for the wood they used, make a difference in each new piece I create. Until you have dismantled an old barn, you can’t imagine the painstaking effort it took from Old-World craftsmen to erect it. They were each a work of art.”

Tree Snake Houses in Portugal’s Pedras Salgadas Park

In the heart of the Pedras Salgadas Park in Portugal, Luís and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade of Rebelo de Andrade Studio have created these interesting looking Tree Snake Houses. The tree houses aren’t build among the branches of a high tree, but instead are found between the tree trunks, and are raised on stilts. The structures truly blend into their surroundings thanks to natural coverings in slate and wood, and windows have been placed especially to admire the life of the park and also the stars. Considering their somewhat strange appearance, the tree houses actually blend amazingly well into the nature around them, and the architects also considered sustainability and environmental impact, adding reinforced insulation, low energy lighting, and solar panels. Inside, decoration is minimal, and the compact tree houses feature one bathroom, a small kitchen, double bed and sofa. A truly unique accommodation option for visitors to Portugal.

Dom’Up: Suspended Treehouse Cabin

With Dom’Up, a suspension style cabin that promises, you can take your outdoor adventures to new heights. Dutch arboriculturist Bruno de Grunne and architect Nicolas d’Ursel from Trees and People, are behind this innovative invention that features a UV-resistant roof made from durable thermo-welded tarpaulin. The lightweight 172 sq. ft. platform gets hung between two trees, as the galvanized steel and natural (and removable) wooden flooring round out the support. The makers say Dom’Up ($28,215) does take a couple of days to fully set up, but that it can then stay elevated in the trees for years. Interested? You can buyit here.

Arcadia the Spirit Shelter

Neither a tiny house nor a treehouse, Arcadia the Spirit Shelter is a furnished backyard hangout for exploration and meditation. The Allergutendinge design can be assembled and reassembled in any place, allowing the users to define where or what Arcadia is for themselves. Furnished with a built-in bed, dining table, and storage, the little enclave is fine for a siesta or a half-day stay. The lightly decorated space is made of naturally finished wood and painted white on the outside. A skylight, a window, and a porch open up the space to the surrounding environment, connecting the spirits of the person, the shelter, and the surrounding paradise.

Almke Treehouse by Baumraum

In order to create a meeting place for a scout group near Wolfsburg, Germany, a treehouse has been designed by Baumraum and constructed by the troop of enthusiastic young people on the Almke camp site. The elevated structure wraps a sturdy pine, and provides a place among nature for gathering, eating, and sleeping. Programs are housed in two nearly identical volumes facing one other, which are offset by a height of one meter. The lower building provides sleeping for eight people, while the upper serves for gathering and eating. The latter contains necessary cooking equipment, a dining table, and a wood-burning stove for cooler times of the year. The two volumes have slightly pitched and curving roofs, and are identical save for their window placement and furnishings. A sturdy wooden stair accesses the central terrace. The structure is supported by wood columns, beams, and diagonal bracing, and further stiffened by steel cables.

Elliptical Treehouse Djuren by Baumraum

To serve as a comfortable escape for a family on a wooded property in northern Germany, Baumraum have completed the “Treehouse djuren” around two large oaks. The structure is characterized by its egg-shaped profile, which is accentuated by elliptical windows and glossy white façade finish. The interior space is comprised of sleeping benches covered in gray felt, and provides many views to the forested context. From below, the treehouse is accessed via two ship ladders, which are separated by a lower terrace at a height of 3.8 meters above the ground plane. The second deck is located 5.6 meters in the air, and contains entry to the elevated pod. The small dwelling’s vertical load is carried by four inclined steel supports, while it is structurally stiffened through its connections to the trees. The two oaks also bear the weight of the two terraces, through a system of cables and textile straps. In contrast to the white ends of the egg-shaped pod, the volume’s underside as well as the terraces are made of wood, while the roof is clad in sheet zinc. A curved window is integrated into the rounded front facade, providing an additional view outward.

Château Hautefort Treehouse

Château Hautefort is a charming cabin built into the trees of Nojals-et-Clotte, France, and part of Châteaux dans les Arbres, a complex of tree houses available as lodging. This particular cabin occupies a hundred-year old oak and accommodates 2-6 people in its 3 bedrooms. “A mystical, magical castle in the trees modeled after a traditional French château. Superb cuisine, a pool, and total peace in the treetops.”

Secret HemLoft Tree House in Canada

A Canadian software developer turned carpenter, Joel Allen dedicated countless hours to building this tiny HemLoft treehouse dwelling in the woods of Whistler. The residence is shaped like an egg, and has plenty of room to spend a few nights under the stars, enjoying everything the great outdoors has to offer. While it’s still considered a secret in some regards (not many people know exactly where this thing is at), Allen says that it’s just a short 5-minute walk from the main road. This makes it the ultimate get away spot.

Fabulous Tree House

In childhood almost each of us was dreaming to built a house on a tree where you could spend time with your friends. Nine years ago, residents of Dallas Steve and Jeri Wakefield decided to build such a house on a tree for their grandchildren. But not a small house – a whole cottage. They invited a family friend, a professional architect James Curvan. As a result, a fabulous tree house was built around the tree. It was equipped with air conditioning, ventilation and electricity. In fact it’s not just a house but entertainment center for children of all ages. The grandchildren have grown up, and the house on the tree became uninteresting. Steve and Jeri invite children from all neighborhoods for entertainment and leisure. Kids are happy to come to visit them and play at home on a tree.

“Polyhedron Habitable” by Manuel Villa

Today we will show you exceptional house created as a relaxation space, which allows to escape from the stresses and worries of daily life. Colombian architect Manuel Villa designed this small house and called it “Polyhedron Habitable”. It was created as a space for the parents and young children to spend some quiet bonding time. “The outcome is a Regular Polyhedron –a “Truncated Cubic-octahedron”– transformed into a inhabitable space; a self-standing volume with one of his faces opened to the surroundings, and little windows on the sides and at the top that supply day light and optimal air circulation conditions.” Take a look!

Tree House “King of Frogs”

Some time ago we’ve shown you luxury tree house “Eco Perch” and today you will see another creative example of tree house. Called “King of Frogs” and created by German brand Baumraum this house isn’t true tree house. It doesn’t rely on living trees for its structural support, it’s elevated on stilts overlooking a reflecting pond. This beautiful 92 square foot contemporary tree house and its almost 100 square foot terrace are located in a small private backyard in Münster, a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. What do you think about it?

Luxury Tree House “Eco Perch”

Let us show you “Eco Perch” – quick to install luxury tree house unit created by East Sussex-based architecture and construction firm Blue Forest. “Assembled with natural materials, the structure may be implemented within 5 days, minimally impacting the landscape with adequate site preparation beforehand. Contained within a 6 meter by 8 meter footprint, the combined kitchen, dining, living area and bedroom may comfortably accommodate four people. wrapped with a continuous roof surface, its oval sectional geometry visually connects with the outdoor scenery through windows and a veranda formed with a deep eave. The interior may be redesigned and retrofitted to serve as an office, studio or classroom.”