Tree house hideaways
Every small child dreams of having a tree house where they can spend hours looking down on the world, instead of looking up. Climbing up a tall, old tree and hiding away in its branches gives a liberating sense of adventure. Luckily some clever people thought this sense of escapism shouldn’t just be reserved for child’s play. Here is a list of gorgeous tree top hideaways we’d all love to climb into and awaken our inner child.
This stunning mirrored cube, suspended in a pine forest in northern Sweden provides stunning vistas across untouched wilderness. The mirrored outside allows you to look out, without the world looking in, hiding out almost unseen between the trees. Want to stay in it? It’s part of an amazing concept called Treehotel.
Vineyards are such romantic and beautiful places. Their rows of leafy vines, sun drenched locations and stunning backdrops. Although not a ‘treehouse’ as such, imagine stepping out onto a balcony with the tips of the vines at your feet. Designed by German architects Baumraum who specialise in tree houses, making dreams of living amongst the canopy a reality.
This chrysalis shaped tree house was designed by New Zealand architect firm Pacific Environments in collaboration with Tracey Collins. It sits in a beautiful redwood forest just north of Auckland and was created as part of an advertising campaign by the Yellow Pages. Built using Yellow Pages as the only resource for sourcing materials and craftsmen, its purpose was to prove that any mission could be achieved with the Yellow Pages. Clever idea and an inspiring design.