Fairytale Treehouses Come to Life

The idea of living in a treehouse  has sneaked its way into the imagination of many children. This idea is now gradually becoming more and more of a reality, with luxury getaways being built in trees around the world. This trend has come about in recent months, following the publication of “Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air” by American author Philip Jodidio.

Fairytale Treehouses Come to Life

It is possible to discover the most fascinating elements amongst the most impressive houses worldwide, tucked away in a tree immersed in the beauty of nature. These luxury treehouses include deluxe “treehotels” nestled in magnificent oak trees, a Japanese Tea room with spectacular views, glass structures and avant-garde buildings all enchantingly positioned on top of a tree.

Fairytale Treehouses Come to Life

The district of Viterbo in Italy is home to a charming hotel built on top of 8 meter high trees, a midst hectares of cultivated fields. In Switzerland a mysterious treehouse with an innovative and original design occupies a tree within a captivating forest.

Fairytale Treehouses Come to Life

Japanese architect  Terunobu Fukimori, created  a unique tea room in a tree with breathtaking views that are especially appreciated during one of the greatest Japanese festivals, the “Sakura”, or rather the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Fairytale Treehouses Come to Life

A well-known chain of Swedish hotels has built a “bird’s nest”, the “treehotel”  was created with the intention of designing a nest like environment for guests. The structure consists of a great number of tiny windows in order to observe the wild flora and fauna below.

Fairytale Treehouses Come to Life

Finally, a 30 meter high cathedral made up of ten floors, structured on a tree can be found in Tennessee, America. This is most probably the largest structure on top of a tree in the world. The building was built in 1993 by Horace Burgess. According to various sources, Burgess built the structure by hand after a vision that he had.

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