If you’ve ever been a child, you’ve somehow thought of building your own headquarters in the form of a treehouse. For those who had the luxury of having a backyard and supportive parents, then you most likely have experienced the thrill of climbing up the tree for a secret meeting with your pals. However, not all of us have had the chance to own one, let alone to enter and camp out – and now that you’re an adult, it’s never too late to bring the dream to reality as there many in the world that can satisfy your adventure cravings.
You’ll be surprised to know that there are a lot of treehouses that are world-class and on the same level as hotels. That’s not all, some of these unconventional accommodations are eco-friendly and luxurious at the same time, oftentimes shortened for “eco-luxe.” Those who just want to experience an extraordinary stay while being one with nature can opt for the stay above the tree, which may also be apt for those who just want to relive their childhood dreams. Here we list some of the most stunning treehouses from around the globe:
If you want to stay at a place that gives back to the environment, then Chaa Creek is the place to go. It is situated at San Ignacio, Belize, right at the heart of the lush greenery and where guests can interact with the wildlife. If you find staying at hotels to check your Instagram or to binge-watch your favorite series cliché, then know that this luxury resort offers activities like hiking, canoeing, bird watching, and butterfly farm visit.
Once at the treetop villas, you’ll get to hear the animals surrounding the area, like parrots and other tropical birds. For those who think that treehouses may leave them feeling out of touch with the world because of the jungle feels, it’s not at all primitive – it has wi-fi, perfect for when you immediately need to upload your #PhotoOfTheDay, and these villas boast sundecks, pools, and even furniture that’s made from material from the property.
Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses
The Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses are cozily snuggled near South Island, New Zealand. Designed by architect Tony Wilson, the five treehouses are built at least 10 meters above, all providing a remarkable view of the mountain range. Plus, the rooms were made with salvaged timbers and the food is locally sourced.
Primland Tree Houses
The Primland treehouses sit at the edge of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains but don’t rush about saying the place isn’t safe. The three cabins are carefully designed in strong, solid branches high above, which will give guests a clear view of the North Carolina Piedmont and Kibler Valley. What’s more fulfilling than accomplishing your childhood dream?
Doing so while pampering in the intimate cabins called the Barn Owl, the Cooper’s Hawk, and the Golden Eagle. Outdoor activities aren’t amiss as well as the place offers horseback riding, fly fishing, and tomahawk throwing. It’s not hard to take in nature when you’re high up a treehouse that promises you a breathtaking view and an awesome lodging experience.
If there’s one standout among this list, it’s Lulea, Sweden’s Treehotel. However, you will definitely have a hard time looking for the place once you’re down below because it is impressively camouflaged in the environment, thanks to the mirror and glass walls. Once you spot it, you will likely see the beauty of the untouched surrounding as it gets reflected in the treehouse.
What you’ll see from the outside is just equally magnificent as with your view from the inside as you will be able to gaze at the panoramic view through the glass walls. Tham & Videgard designed the tree hotel and there’s also a 40-foot bridge that will take you to the treehouse.
Sacred Geome Treehouse
Climbing up 15 feet high above the trees to get to your treehouse may sound hard, but it will be worth it once you make it at the top. The Scared Geome Treehouse is located at an organic farm in Montezuma, Costa Rica. There are four open-air structures – a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and the Awarenest, which you can use for meditation or looking out – that are held by Melina trees.