Making your home in a tree

A treehouse used to be a place where kids hung out - filled with treasures from their adventures in the garden and also a place they outgrew at some point. However some of these treehouses has us looking at our own trees and wondering if we could live up there.

Teahouse Tetsu

This tree tea house was designed by Terunobu Fujimori for the Kiyharu Shirakaba Museum, Japan. It stands on a cypress trunk, among cherry blossom trees.

(via RMIT)

The Hotel Costa Verde in Costa Rica

A 1965 Boeing stands on a 50-foot pedestal in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle and serves as a luxurious hotel with hand-carved furniture items and air-conditioned bedrooms.

(via Costa Verde)

Mt. Crested Butte Residence

This treehouse in Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado might look futuristic but it was designed in 1985, completed in 1987

From the front door one could ski down to the ski lift, take the lift and ski back down to the house. A central shaft that runs vertically through the house supports the house. In the interior the central shaft is a fireplace for each of the house's three floors. The house is designed with two garages on each of the entry floors. One enters the house on a split-level. A half level up has two master bedroom suites separated by the central shaft with a fireplace and whirlpool in it. A half level down from the entry is the community family areas, living, kitchen, etc. The lowest level is the children's playroom/ dormitory. 

(via Oshatz)

The Free Spirit Spheres

These spheres in Vancouver Island, Canada consists of wood and fibreglass.

(via Futuregiraffes)

The Mirrorcube

These space age treehouses are mirrored glass boxes, designed by Tham & Videgard Architekter and were opened in 2010

(via Dezeen)

The HemLoft Treehouse

These amazing spherical treehouses were designed and constructed by Joel Allen and can be found in Whistler, Canada

(via Joel Allen)

Wilkinson Residence

Situated in Portland, Oregon the Wilkinson residence is probably one of the most fully designed treehouses we have seen. It was designed in 1997 by Robet Harvey Oshatz and completed in 2004.

(via Oshatz)

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