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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.