Living in Trees

By Cecily Mak | The art and magic of living in and among trees

A Treehouse Paradise on Dominica

Renowned Venezuelan architect Fruto Vivas presented his daughter, Sandra, with the ultimate wedding gift: a treehouse-style villa on the small, lush island of Dominica, perched atop a dramatic 120-foot cliff overlooking Prince Rupert Bay.<p>Sandra and her husband went on to incorporate their …

Tree House in Cape Town Makes for Peaceful Hideaway

The creative team at Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design was challenged to design a nature hideaway in Cape Town, South Africa. This modern …

Treehouses

Walk above the trees in Denmark as plans unveiled for an incredible spiral treetop walkway

How can you fully experience the beauty of a forest while protecting it? One solution the Danish architecture firm EFFEKT has come up with is to give people the chance to walk above the treetops.<p>The new attraction called the Treetop Experience will sit above the protected Gisselfeld Klosters Skove …

Copenhagen

This Is What Hippie Architecture Looks Like

Anyone can throw on bell bottoms and a flower crown, but the real devotees to the hippie scene back in the '60s and '70s had much stronger roots in the cause. They built and lived out of treehouse-like structures, transforming vegetation, bric-a-brac, and remnants of condemned buildings into a type …

San Francisco

Floating Cabin Lets Nature-Lovers Sleep in the Treetops of Sweden

If you’ve ever dreamed of cuddling up in a contemporary treehouse, the 7th Room Treehotel may be your new favorite getaway. Designed by Snøhetta—a design office that dabbles in landscaping, architecture, interiors, and brand design—the floating bungalow is tucked away in Northern Sweden and …

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Float Above the Forest at these Gorgeous Thai Villas

Despite attracting a constant stream of travelers, Phuket offers some of Thailand's most serene beaches and tranquil rainforests. You might not …

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Eat in a Treehouse While Waiters Zipline to Your Table

A resort in Thailand is bringing the fine dining concept to completely new heights. Literally. Luxury playground, Soneva Kiri, invites guests to …

This luxury treehouse with spa deck and slide is everything

Glamping at its best<p>Glamping meets the crafty treehouse in this luxury forest retreat near England’s Jurassic Coast. Propped on stilts and built around a sinewy mature oak tree, the two-story structure features a delightfully mish-mash exterior, with a facade made of chestnut log stacks, oak laths, …

Devon

Treehouses on top of the world: Zip-lining to lodgings in Laos

During our honeymoon, my wife strapped herself to a steel cable, kissed me goodbye and threw herself off the side of a mountain. I watched as she disappeared into the jungle mist, leaving only her scream.<p>Then it was my turn.<p>I clipped my roller to the zip-line, took a running start and flew high …

Travel

View from the Top: Luxury Tree House Hotels

We all love a good novelty getaway ( Disney-inspired vacay , anyone?). After all, there's nothing cooler than being ahead of the travel trends and …

Gardens in the sky: The rise of eco urban architecture - CNN Style

Written by By Matthew Knight, CNN<p>With its balconies bursting with trees and shrubs, the "Bosco Verticale," or "Vertical Forest" is giving rise to an entirely new take on the traditional idea of the urban jungle.<p>As city dwellers feel the squeeze on their living space and recreational areas, the twin …

Construction

This Hanging Tent Makes Camping Way More Fun

Because who really likes sleeping on the ground, anyway?<p>If you want a truly authentic experience in nature, this hanging tent is as close as you can get. It's called the Cacoon and was designed by a husband and wife team, Nick and Sarah. After stumbling upon a colony of tiny hanging nests created …

Camping

Articles about little cabin cantilevered over rocky ledge mountains on Dwell.com - Dwell

When nature laid down a boulder of a design challenge in the Massachusetts mountains, an architect’s solution elevated the...<p>Architecture firm _naturehumaine designs a dream hideaway in eastern Quebec.<p>With these modern-day lodges for Kansas City campers heading to the country, a Missouri …

Cabins

20 Magical Treehouse Rentals For Giddy Grown-Ups

Why stay on the ground when you can sleep in the trees? No, not like a monkey sleeps in the trees.<p>Disney is bringing everybody’s favorite childhood …

Costa Rica

Articles about 5 modern prefabs woods on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dishwashers don’t seem to hold the same cache as some of the more lust-worthy kitchen appliances (looking at you, gas ranges).<p>The barren beauty of a desert landscape can be a source of inspiration for off-the-grid prefab living.<p>When researching the benefits of building with a prefab concrete …

Cabins

Articles about 7 modern swings and hammocks on Dwell.com - Dwell

We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Many of us are guilty of thinking of laundry rooms as unremarkable or unattractive parts of our home that don't require much...<p>Airstream trailers may have emerged in the …

Houses

Camp in the Air: New Suspended Treehouse Tents and Hammocks Designed by Tentsileby on June 26, 2015

Since we last mentioned Tensile tents around this time last year, the company has unveiled several new models of their fantastic suspended tent …

You Have to See This Treehouse Built Inside a Studio Apartment!

A Cabin in a Loft, located in Brooklyn, New York, is one part studio apartment, one part treehouse and all parts cool. Living and working in their one-room apartment, owners and artists Terri and Adam realized they needed a little more privacy to separate their home decor business, Chiaozza, from …

Lofts

Waternest 100 – Ecological Floating Habitat Recyclable Up To 98%

<b>WaterNest 100</b> is an awesome, eco-friendly floating home. Designed by Giancarlo Zema for EcoFloLife, this green architecture design consists of 100sqm …

Design

Hammock Tents Will Have You Sleeping In The Heavens

If you love sleeping under the stars but hate the discomfort of traditional tents, we have two words that will change the way you do the outdoors: Hammock. Tents.<p>Imagine falling asleep suspended over the rugged earth and <i>not</i> directly on it. Yep. Champion levels of outdoor relaxation …

Camping

Italy's Epic Treehouse Apartments Fulfill Everyone's Childhood Dreams

Treehouses used to be total kid territory, but now adults are taking them over in the coolest housing trend around.<p>The best example we've seen of these "adult" treehouse apartments is in Turin, Italy, where one apartment building stands out like a <i>green</i> thumb. Designed by architect Luciano Pia, the …

Italy

How One Startup Is Elevating Camping With A Tree House You Carry With You

After a design theft in China and amid a growing market, how the tree-tent company Tentsile is making waves in camping and ecotourism.<p>Alex Shirley-Smith was a tree house architect. In 2013, fed up with designing custom-made suspended abodes that bordered on the extravagant for his wealthy …

Practical and Inspiring Tree-House Granny Flat in Queensland, Australia

With the cost of construction and renovation processes skyrocketing, investing in an affordable low cost second dwelling on your existing house lot …

Cost of Living

These Treehouses Are Even Better in Winter

You might think sleeping in a treehouse is tailor-made for summer (hello cool breezes and rustling of leaves), but if you go in winter you’re in for a treat. A cozy fireplace perched above the forest floor makes the experience of waking up among the branches a surreal experience. And, bonus—winter …

Hotels

Awesome Tree House, Humboldt County, California!