The concept of treehouses started off with some old boards, nails and a rope ladder; built in the branches of the tree housed in the backyard by dad and his buddies. Treehouses have come a long way since then and around the world designers, architects and builders have taken the concept of living in the trees to a whole new level. These treehouses feature incredible furnishings, amazing views and a uniqueness that sets them apart from “just your average treehouse” and you can live out your childhood dreams by spending the night in any of them.
Three spherical treehouses are suspended in the coastal rain-forest along Vancouver Island’s west coast; open 12 months a year and for adults only. These spheres are set among five acres of beautiful forest with a large pond in the center of the land, attracting plenty of wildlife. Each sphere is unique in what it offers; from power to amenities to the size of bed. These treehouses offer guests a spiritual connection to nature as the spheres rock gently with the wind. Walkways, platforms and spiral staircases allow visitors to reach their personal sphere and if you don’t feel more inspired to do great things after staying a night here; we would be surprised.
This gorgeous treehouse is tucked away in a huge ebony tree and offers an entirely open concept; complete with a claw foot tub that overlooks the Zambezi River. No outside walls ensure that visitors have access to the incredible surrounding views. The magnificent king size bed comes complete with canopied mosquito netting and is occupied on the middle level of the house. A few steps down the lounge area await and visitors will spend hours basking in the sun in the comfortable chairs that sit on the deck overlooking the river. West African artwork, Asian furniture and hand woven carpets all set the stage for a unique and stunning stay in this treehouse.
A 1965 vintage Boeing 727 airplane is the next unbelievable treehouse on this list. This two bedroom suite is atop a 50 foot pedestal in the heart of the jungle in Costa Rica. The 727 airplane was once used to shuttle passengers throughout the sky on South Africa Air. Now visitors can enjoy sitting in the cockpit or dining on the wings turned patios. Air conditioning, private bathrooms, flat screen TV’s, spiral staircase and ocean view terrace are just a few of the luxurious inside this renovated plane. The hand-crafted furnishings, surrounding gardens and howler monkeys as neighbors make this one incredible place to spend the night.
This treehouse sits 50 feet up in the air, nestled in a 200ft Western Red Cedar tree overlooking lush forests and a rushing river. This earth-friendly bed and breakfast offers the opportunity for guests to stay the night in this two floor house that offers excellent amenities including a sunroom, kitchen nook and cozy sleeping loft. It also features a 100ft high observation tower that is reached by walking over a rainbow bridge and offers stunning sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. This very private treehouse is yours for the night (or nights) with no other guests on the property and makes for a perfect romantic getaway.
Perhaps the most luxury of the treehouses on this list are at Chewton Glen. They boast floor to ceiling glass allowing guests to truly feel as though they are right in the heart of nature. These elegant suites are outfitted with separate bedrooms and living spaces, warm comfortable colors and beautiful furnishings. An outdoor hot tub, walk in shower, wood stove and flat screen TV’s are just a few of the luxury amenities that are available to guests. These stilted treehouses are privately located in the canopy of a forest and offer the ultimate luxury for those wanting to spend a night in nature without sacrificing extravagance and comfort.