And now for a purely visual treat, take a peek at these seven houses we’re pretty sure you’ve never had the opportunity to list. We’re talking about tree houses today on the blog, and we’ve found some amazing leafy structures all around the world.
Temple of the Blue Moon
Temple of the Blue Moon is one of several tree cabins that makes up TreeHouse Point, a bed and breakfast in Issaquah, Washington that’s owned by Pete & Judy Nelson. It’s a popular location for destination weddings.
4 Tree House
4 Tree House is so-called because it is lashed to four poplar trees on the shores of Lake Muskoka in Ontario, Canada. This modern, residential tree house by Luskaz Kos sways slightly with the motion of the trees and likes up like a lantern after dark.
Set among the cherry blossoms on the grounds of the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum in Hokuto City, Japan, this peaceful teahouse tree house is entered by a bottom hatch. Designed by Terunobu Fujimori, Teahouse Tetsu is meant for quiet, mindful tea preparation.
This tree house looks like a fairy castle! Located in Fife, Scotland, Cedar Spire was built by Derek Saunderson on a 500 year-old cedar tree that lost one of it’s larger limbs to a lightning strike.
Deep in the peaceful forests of Northern Sweden is Treehotel, a concept hotel owned and operated by Kent and Britta Lindvall. Mirrorcube is one of five unique rentable tree-rooms; there’s even more on the way.
Beach Rock Tree House
At first glance, you might think that this clear-domed tree house in Okinawa, Japan was built to communicate with nature. The truth, however, is that Kobayashi Takashi built Beach Rock Tree House as a place to (hopefully) interact with aliens. If the aliens don’t show up, there’s a really nice terrace for entertaining or whatever, too.
Minister’s Tree House
Why not end with the world’s largest tree house? This Guinness World Record winning structure was created by Horace Burgess, a minister in Crossville, Tennessee. It’s 10 stories tall and made entirely from reclaimed wood. There’s even a basketball court!
There you have it: our seven favorite arboreal abodes around the globe. We may even have to start a Pinterest board for these beauties; they’re perfect for social media sharing.