Do you remember that childhood dream of having the perfect hideout perched high up in the trees? It seems that adults have turned this fantasy into a form of art, and embellished various corners of the world with astonishing architectural masterpieces based on the simple notion of a tree house.
Go to Indonesia, visit Sweden or book a trip to Canada, and you will have the chance to spend a few nights or have a delicious meal in the branches, with your inner Peter Pan yearning to turn this one-time stay into a permanent residence.
The Mirror Cube in Sweden
As if invented by Tim Burton or Salvador Dali himself, this surreal structure in the northern woods of Sweden includes all the perks of modern life along with the timeless beauty of the surrounding forests and intact nature.
Each tree room is on its own tree, while the dining room and other hotel facilities are only a few steps away from the sleeping nooks, and available for all visitors. The Mirror Cube alone is perfect for a secluded escape, but the hotel offers a wide range of exciting activities that you can only experience in the Arctic Circle – elk calling, bear watching in the midnight sun, and northern light photography.
For the adventurers at heart, you can opt for white water rafting, western horse riding, snowmobile safari and mountain-biking, or a hike through the natural reserves nearby.
A Three-Story Treehouse in Canada
It is said to be the tallest treehouse in Canada, and it is aptly situated in the Enchanted Forest in the British Columbia. It would be no surprise to find the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts all residing somewhere close by, and you can rest assured that the time you spend here will be magical.
The tree house doesn’t serve as accommodation per se, but there are several charming guest houses and resorts that are close, not to mention that the entire place is covered with friendly tree trunks, fairies, and twinkly lights, making it a perfect playground for kids and a dreamlike family adventure.
Soneva Kiri Treepod in Thailand
Talk about a romantic dinner on cloud nine! The Soneva Kiri resort is the epitome of an exotic getaway, safely tucked into the pristine jungles of Thailand, and your stay will only be amplified by the authentic tree dining experience on the Treepod.
With a stunning horizon view and bird song all around, you can immerse yourself in the wilderness of the island with all the joys of modern dining, and you’ll be an exquisite meal away from the most memorable evening of your life.
Green Village Bamboo House in Bali
Indonesia is home to many natural and manmade wonders, and not even a lifetime of exploring would uncover all of its untamed beauty. But Green Village in Bali is a magical place where your childhood dream has fell in love with the Balinese nature and masterfully came to life with the help of the locals’ ingenuity.
The bamboo resort is nestled in the valley of the sacred Ayung River, surrounded by wilderness and designed with opulence in mind – there are four separate bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, a dining area, a kids-friendly room, and a butler to accommodate your needs.
Nanshan Treehouse Resort
Conveniently hidden in the South China Sea, the Hainan Island boasts a rugged-looking treehouse resort right next to an ecological Buddhist theme park with numerous temples, a virgin beach nearby and mountains that proudly soar in the background.
Dip your toes into the ocean, meditate with the view of the mountains and hike through the tamarind forest to enjoy the intact spirit of the island’s nature and awaken your inner dreamer with a few nights in the branches.
Inspired by shapes and textures of Mother Nature, the Roost Treehouse is a futuristic design with the trees in mind – it doesn’t hinder their growth, it uses sustainable materials and it perfectly blends in with the surrounding environment.
If you wish to stay in the elven world of Lothlorien, these simple but durable treehouse pods are your perfect opportunity to spur your imagination and vivify your dreams.