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22 Incredible Treehouses You Can Rent in Texas

Looking for a unique place to stay or romantic getaway in Texas? Why not rent a treehouse! A treehouse getaway is also a great social distancing vacation idea during these crazy COVID-19 times. Check out this list of 20+ incredible Treehouse Rentals in Texas

**UPDATED AUG 2022**

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Treehouse Utopia

Treehouse Utopia is one of the OG treehouses in Texas! The property is owned by Laurel Waters and Pete Nelson, the Tree House Master of Nelson Treehouse, which actually builds incredible treehouses for others! 

They have four different luxury treehouses for rent in Utopia, Texas:  Chapelle, Carousel, Biblioteque, and Chateau.

Photos are from their website, book here.

NEW: Hobbit’s Nest Treehouse in the Shire at Lost Pines

This new fairytale treehouse near Bastrop, TX is straight out of The Hobbit! It is adorable and can sleep up to 4 people. Click here for a full walkthrough video I did on Instagram!

Photos from VRBO, BOOK HERE.

The Nest Treehouse by Skybox Cabins in Texas

An incredible treehouse property by Skybox Cabins, The Nest has been featured on and is one of the most popular Airbnbs in Texas!

Photos from Airbnb, BOOK HERE.

Live Oak Treehouse at HoneyTree Farm

This is one of the most popular treehouse listings on Airbnb, it’s typically booked up months and months in advance! From this walkthrough video, it’s easy to see why!

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Photos from Airbnb, BOOK HERE.

The Nest at Cypress Valley

How incredible is this treehouse!? The Nest is the biggest cabin at Cypress Valley and can sleep 4 – 6 people!

Photos from their website, BOOK HERE.

Sycamore Treehouse at HoneyTree Farm

The Sycamore Treehouse at HoneyTree Farm near Fredericksburg is another one of the most popular treehouse rentals in Texas! 

The interior of this treehouse is absolutely gorgeous and modern. It sleeps 2 guests with 1 bedroom and 1 bath.

Photos from Airbnb, BOOK HERE.

The Hive Treehouse by Skybox Cabins

A new addition to Skybox Cabins, The Hive Treehouse rental is gorgeous! It has 1 bedroom, 1 bath,  and a huge wrap-around porch.

Photos from website, BOOK HERE.

The Yoki Treehouse at Cypress Valley

The Yoki Treehouse has a comfy king-size bed, an incredible two-story deck, a living room overlooking the ravine through two ancient cypress trees, a small kitchenette and amazing bathhouse and soaking tub across the bridge.

Photos from their website, BOOK HERE.

Texas Treehouse near Lumberton

Located outside Lumberton, Texas in the heart of the Big Thicket, this naturalist treehouse is great for couples looking to get away! 

This property has a ton of great reviews, and the owners are Airbnb superhosts! If this one isn’t available, the owners just opened a new property that is equally as beautiful! 

Photos from Airbnb, BOOK HERE.

Cute Texas Treehouse Cabin

How cute is this quaint little treehouse near Lake Conroe, TX!? This treehouse can sleep up to 2 people and features a canopy bed, Keurig coffee maker, and a fire pit!

Photos from listing, BOOK HERE.

Gorgeous Texas Treehouse Airbnb

This beautiful Texas treehouse is located on an 800-acre working ranch and is perfect for a romantic getaway! 

This property has rave reviews on Airbnb, everyone seems to enjoy their stay in this treehouse cabin.

Photos from Airbnb, BOOK HERE.

Extraordinary Treehouse near Dallas

This treehouse outside of Dallas is one of my favorite Airbnbs properties in Texas! It looks absolutely gorgeous and is perfect for a peaceful getaway. 

The interior of the home is equally as beautiful! 

Photos from VRBO listing, BOOK HERE.

Leaf Treehouse at HoneyTree Farm

A new treehouse from HoneyTree Farm, the Leaf is a cute and quaint place to stay! This treehouse sleeps 2 and has a full shower and outdoor bathtub on the upper deck!

Photos from Airbnb, BOOK HERE.

Tree House in Tyler, TX

A secluded treehouse cabin in Tyler, Texas, this Airbnb is nestled among towering oak and pine trees. It has one bedroom, one bath, so it’s great for a couples weekend!

Photos from VRBO, BOOK HERE.

Texas Treehouse Rental with Lake-View

With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, this treehouse near Spicewood, Texas (30 miles outside of Austin) can accommodate bigger groups! 

I love this big patio nestled in the trees with a great view of the lake.

Photos from VRBO, BOOK HERE.

The Birdhouse by Skybox Cabins – Texas Treehouse Rental

Another treehouse by Skybox Cabins, The Birdhouse has beautiful views of the Texas Country. 

Photos from website, BOOK HERE.

Guadalupe River Cabin Treehouse

Located near New Braunfels, Texas, Robins Roost Treehouse Cabin at River Road can sleep up to 7 people. 

The owner says, from the “moment you arrive at our property and see the enormous eighty-foot cypress trees with decades old wild mustang grapevines hanging from their limbs, and a 100’ footbridge that takes you safely across the seasonal creek to your private tree house, you realize you are in a special place.

Photos from VRBO, 3 treehouses available to book:

  • Treehouse 1
  • #2 Treehouse
  • #3 Treehouse

Juniper Treehouse Escape in Texas

This dreamy treehouse rental is just 30 miles west of Austin near Spicewood Springs and one of the Cypress Valley rentals. It has 1 bedroom and sleeps 2 people.

Photos from website, BOOK HERE.

Hobbit Tree House on 350 Acres in North Texas

This incredible Hobbit-inspired treehouse is located in North Texas on the banks of the Brazos River. It has 2 bedrooms and can sleep up to 6 people! 

Photos from VRBO, BOOK HERE.

Cloud 9 Tree Haus – New Braunfels Treehouse

This funky treehouse on Cloud Lane in New Braunfels can sleep up to 5 guests! Cloud 9 Tree Haus is one of four tree houses around a shared pool on the property.

Photos from VRBO, BOOK HERE. Or check out their other treehouses:

  • Las Palmas Tree Haus (sleeps 8)
  • Redwood Tree Haus (sleeps 8)
  • Laguna Vista Tree Haus (sleeps 14)

Creekside Treehouse in Texas

Getaway from it all in this newly built, creekside treehouse north of Dallas. It has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and can sleep 4 people.

Photos from Airbnb, BOOK HERE.

Southern Dream-Brand New Luxury Treehouse

This gorgeous new luxury Treehouse is located halfway between Dallas, TX and Tyler, TX. It was specifically built for couples, making it the perfect romantic getaway.

Photos from VRBO, BOOK HERE.

Viewpoint Treehouse at Grandview Treetops, Texas

This treehouse at Granview Treetops is a cozy little rental with excellent reviews! According to the host, it was “designed with couples in mind, the Viewpoint focuses on a very comfortable bed, luxurious bathroom, and plenty of deck space to soak in the trees and surrounding nature. “

Photos from Airbnb, BOOK HERE.

Savannah’s Meadow Treehouse

Savannah’s Meadow has 2 treehouses on their property which is located about an hour north of Dallas. The Majestic Oak Treehouse and Bare Creek Hollow Treehouse are both beautiful!” data-instgrm-version=”13″>

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Best Treehouse Rentals: Our 25 Top Picks Across USA


Katherine is a freelance writer and yoga teacher based in the beautiful state of Maine. She likes cabins, beer, and being outside.

Uninterrupted forest views, the privacy of being sheltered in a canopy of green, and the sheer joy of calling a beautiful treehouse home for a little while. These days, treehouses come in all shapes and sizes, whether it’s an outrageous floating A-frame or an off-grid dwelling with only the bare necessities, soaring views, and no Wi-Fi. Whatever you choose, there’s no denying that a little bit of magic exists in treehouse living, even if it’s only for a short stay.

Ready to find the coolest treehouse rental of your dreams? We dove deep to find the best tree top dwellings in every corner of the continental U.S. available for rent, from lakeside escapes, renovated fire towers, to elevated A-frames. Here are our top 25 picks for the best treehouse Airbnbs, VRBOs, and more across the country.

[Into more conventional cabin rentals? Check out our top picks for the best design-driven rental cabins across America here (Yes, this includes A-Frame rentals).]

The 25 Best Treehouses for Rent Across the USA

Wanderlust Treehouse — Crane Hill, AL

Vibe: Boho Luxury

Full of boho vibes and layers of cozy textiles and custom architectural details, this unique place is the perfect spot for a solo retreat or escape for two. Highlights include both an indoor and outdoor shower, mini rope bridge, outdoor swinging bed, kitchenette and bbq area, and access to hiking trails and nearby Lewis Smith Lake for kayaking, boat launches, and swimming.

Rate: $350/Night

Peaceful Treehouse w Ocean View – Aptos, CA

Vibe: Coastal Oasis

Mid-century details, three private bedrooms, and unobstructed ocean views are what makes this spacious two-story treehouse a place for sky-high luxury.

Rate: $734/Night

Luxury Treehouse w Sierra Views – Visalia, CA

Vibe: Modern Luxe

A mix of oversized wood paneling and black steel with a slanted roof gives this California treehouse a sleek, modern style. It has a small deck, indoor fireplace, and shared inground pool that you can enjoy after a day spent in nearby Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park.

Rate: $275/Night

Modern Treehouse — Cascade-Chipita, CO

Vibe: Classy in Colorado

About 1.5-hour drive from Denver, CO enjoy a sophisticated getaway in this octagonal cabin featuring midcentury modern decor, lush linens, full kitchen, and a spacious living area. Located in the mountain community of Cascade, Colorado, there’s plenty to do in the surrounding areas, like the bars and restaurants of Colorado Springs or the virtually endless outdoor activities available around the greater Denver area.

Rate: $325/Night

Treehouse Escape — Flintstone, GA

Vibe: Rustic & Minimal

Developed through a fascinating partnership between Dove Men’s Care and legendary treehouse master Pete Nelson, this treehouse lies in the forest of Georgia, just 5 miles outside of Chattanooga. Completely temperature controlled (with heated flooring), the interior features a fully stocked kitchen, living room, spacious downstairs sleeping area, and loft bed for stargazing.

Rate: $375/Night

Charming Treehouse — Flintstone, GA

Vibe: Romantic Respite

Located on rolling farmland outside of Chattanooga, this airy, boho style treehouse features plenty of windows, a full bath and tiny kitchen, and a classic southern porch. Air conditioning provides needed respite from the Georgia heat, making this the perfect getaway for a relaxing, romantic weekend.

Rate: $186/Night

Fishing Treehouse — Jackson, GA

Vibe: Reel Em’ In

Located on the banks of a 20-acre private lake with access to multiple boats, this treehouse is a fisherperson’s paradise. The studio-sized cabin is just big enough for two and features classic fish decor and a rustic vibe. Elsewhere on the property, a shared pavilion hosts a grill, boat launch and dock, outdoor fireplace, and outdoor kitchen, if your cozy cabin wasn’t enough.

Rate: $214/Night

Crystal Peak Lookout — Fernwood, ID

Vibe: Laid-back Lookout

Located in the boonies of Idaho, survey the remote splendor from the 360 degrees worth of windows at the Cyrstal Peak Lookout. Originally built in 1959, the structure still holds its original character but with some minimalist and cozy updates. Below, a wood-fired sauna awaits for some after-adventure relaxation.

Rate: $300/Night

Cliff Dweller — Campton, KY

Vibe: Cliffside Perch

For a more adventurous glamping experience, book a stay at this extraordinary treehouse bolted to a cliff in Red River Gorge, KY. Take a couple friends and climb the several hundred steps to reach your tiny house soaring high above the canopy, where a kitchen, bathroom, living area, and comfortable bed await. Suspended above, another unit holds an additional bedroom for the real daredevils.

Rate: $539/Night

Observatory Tree House — Stanton, KY

Vibe: Tree Top Adventure

Featuring floating walkways, steep ship ladders, a winding staircase, a screened-in lounge with hammocks, and multiple twists and turns, this unique treehouse getaway is straight out of childhood dreams.

Rate: $273/Night

Earth-Friendly Treehouse – Canton, NC

Vibe: Sustainable Luxury

Just west of Asheville, NC, on 23 private acres, this brand new treehouse is 100% powered by solar and heated by a tiny wood stove. Interior details from the kitchen countertop to the fireplace mantel are made with local wood, or material sourced right from the property too, for a fully earth-friendly escape.

Rate: $194/Night

Seguin Treehouse — Georgetown, ME

Vibe: Private Island Treehouse

On a modest island seven miles out to sea, two separate structures are connected by a rope-plank bridge and south-facing picture windows to bring the outside in. Live out your Lord of the Flies fantasies in this vacation rental while enjoying the whitewashed shiplap walls and fresh seafood.

Rate: $268/night

TreeLoft at BaseCamp — Perryville, MO

Vibe: Treehouse for Two, Please

Escape for a weekend getaway to this romantic treehouse custom-built for two with an accessible ramp entrance. Featuring a contemporary interior with floor-to-ceiling windows, a luxurious full bathroom, full kitchen, a spacious outdoor seating area, and a hot tub out on the deck, you won’t want to leave this serene hideaway.

Rate: $317/Night

The Magical Treehouse — Higley Flow State Park, NY

Vibe: Rustic Escape

This rustic and laid-back cozy treehouse puts you close to miles of hiking and mountain biking trails in the scenic Adirondack region. With minimal amenities (no running water) and no-frills decor, it’s a rugged but cozy getaway.

Rate: $295/Night

Hocking Hills Treehouse Cabins – South Bloomingville, OH

Vibe: Treehouse-land

This impressive treehouse property in the Hocking Hills area of Ohio features not one, but four treehouses, ranging from the family-friendly White Oak Treehouse to the enchanting two-person Hemlock Treehouse. The most secluded of the bunch, the Hemlock is accessed by a network of elevated boardwalk, and while the decor leaves a little be desired, features a wraparound porch, and private wood-fired hot tub.

Rate: $500/Night

Heartland Treehouse – Langlois, OR

Vibe: Remote Retreat

Tucked away in a mossy forest, this beautiful designed treehouse is handbuilt between two large fir trees. The real showstopper is the outdoor patio with two tubs built into the large deck to make the perfect place for an amazing soaking experience.

Rate: $180/Night

Ryder’s Treehouse – Baird, TX

Vibe: Rancho Relaxo

Instead of total seclusion, this Texas treehouse puts you right in the middle of an 800-acre working ranch. The treehouse itself is small and cozy, with a large deck and walkway that hovers above a fully equipped outdoor kitchen. Yeehaw.

Rate: $325/Night

Piney Woods Treehouse — Kirbyville, TX

Vibe: Classic & Cozy

Located on an 80-acre woodland farm, this cozy getaway features a modern interior, kitchenette, lofted bedroom, and access to the property’s pond, kayak, paddleboard, hiking trails, and farm animals.

Rate: $103/Night

Cypress Valley — Spicewood, TX

Vibe: Bougie Treefort

The rough-hewn, wood-clad treehouses of Cypress Valley are built around the area’s old-growth cypress trees for a truly immersive outdoor experience. Each of their five treehouses vary in shape, size, and amenities, but all of them feature a wraparound deck, large soaking tubs, and a birds-eye view of the creek and ravine below.

Rate: $525/Night

The Joshua Tree House — Bridgewater, VA

Vibe: Fairytale Cottage

This riverfront treehouse cabin features a lofted queen-sized bed, walnut spiral staircase, salvaged barn beams, an outdoor soaking tub, riverside fire pit, private deck, and more set amongst homey, fairytale-esque decor. And if you’re looking to explore, downtown Bridgewater is within walking distance for restaurants and shopping.

Rate: $219/Night

Treeframe Cabin — Index, WA

Vibe: Elevated A

Located along the banks of the Skykomish River, this treehouse retreat is just big enough for two for a romantic getaway. A modern A-frame cabin, the interior features soaring ceilings, a loft area for sleeping, heated floors, and generous windows and skylights with views of the surrounding PNW forest.

Rate: $550/Night

Klickitat Treehouse – White Salmon, WA

Vibe: Alpine Start

This 500-square-foot treehouse is the perfect spot to hideout or find adventure in the Columbia River Gorge Valley. With its mountain views and simple Scandinavian architecture, if it weren’t for the adventure just outside, you might be tempted to stay indoors.

Rate: $414/Night

Eagle’s Perch – Port Angeles, WA

Vibe: Bliss on the Bank

Just outside Olympic National Forest and Park on the banks of the Strait, this multi-level treehouse complex accommodates 3 guests. Full of nooks and crannies, the interior provides plenty of interest, but a generous fire pit right along the water is another great place to hang.

Rate: $609/Night

Osprey Treehouse – Stevenson, WA

Vibe: Treetop Escape

A wide douglas fir tree running right through the center blends indoor and outdoor living in the Osprey Treehouse. The octagon dwelling is big enough to sleep up to three people, all tucked away on 30 acres of waterfront property.

Rate: $235/Night

Camp Wandawega – Elkhorn, WI

Vibe: Prohibition Paradise

This historic property has a long heritage that includes everything from a 1920s speakeasy to a Latvian church camp, and today, you can book a few nights for some R+R at the restored lakeside cabins and treehouse. Settle into Camp Wandawega’s retreat in the Wisconsin hillside and gain access to the whole property for a one-of-a-kind stay.

Rate: $650/Night

Published 03-06-2023

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35 treehouses that make you want to live in

Small houses have a number of advantages. They are low cost and do not harm the environment. The latest trend in architecture is to build such houses on trees.

Photo courtesy of Treehotel

This construction option will suit nature lovers and original solutions. Having settled in a tree house, you can return unforgettable feelings from childhood. But unlike those structures that schoolchildren made from improvised materials, modern village houses are equipped with everything necessary for permanent residence, although they sometimes look very bizarre. Sometimes you just can’t believe that such complex structures can be erected above the ground.

House on the Mexican coast in Guerrero

Facebook / Playa Viva

House on Playa Viva rises above the sandy beach. It is equipped with a double bed, a bathroom and a living room with panoramic ocean views.

BisBicette Cottage in Rwanda

Facebook / Wilderness Safaris

This structure consists of six nest-shaped houses located in an extinct volcano crater. Each has its own living room, bedroom and bathroom with a fireplace. It offers a beautiful view of the village and Bisoke Mountains.

The Secluded Intown Treehouse in Atlanta, GA

Airbnb/ Lindsay Appel

The Secluded Intown Treehouse in Atlanta is a very popular tourist destination. The living room, bedroom and terrace are located in different houses connected by suspension bridges.

Montbasilac Treehouse in France

Châteaux Dans Les Arbres / Airbnb

This treehouse in Château dans Arbres’ Montbasilac is equipped with a Jacuzzi.

Redwoods Treehouse in Auckland, New Zealand

Photo courtesy of Redwoods Treehouse

The structure in the form of a cocoon rises 10 meters above the ground. This sequoia house is rented for various events, in which the building can accommodate up to 50 guests. The rental price, excluding snacks and drinks for the evening, is $3,000.

Chalkley Treehouse in South Africa’s Kruger National Park

Facbook / Lion Sands Game Reserve

Chalkley’treehouse is located in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve high above the African bush. Sleeping places for guests are located directly under the open sky.

Paperbark Camp Australia

Facebook / Paperbark Camp

Located in Woollamia, Australia, Paperbark Camp is made up of 12 luxury safari-style tents built among eucalyptus trees. Each building has an outdoor terrace, a large bed and a bathroom.

Bangkok Tree House Hotel in Thailand

Facebook / Bangkok Tree House (Green Hotel & Organic Restaurant)

Bangkok Tree House Eco Hotel’s gem is the open-air room overlooking the Chao Phraya River.

Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California

Facebook / Post Ranch Inn

The Post Ranch Inn’s treehouses, built more than two meters above the ground, provide all the amenities you need, including a comfortable bed, fireplace and WiFi.

Cabanes des Grands Chenes

Facebook / Cabanes des Grands Chenes

This eco-friendly hotel is located an hour north of Paris. Visitors can enjoy various spa treatments right in the middle of the forest. One of the tree houses is equipped with a sauna.

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel in Rovaniemi, Finland

Facebook / Arctic TreeHouse Hotel

Perched on high stilts, this chic Scandinavian hotel offers views of the Northern Lights through huge panoramic windows.

Mirror Cube in Swedish Harads

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If not for the bridge leading to the unusual structure, it would be almost invisible. The building, which is a mirror cube, fits well into the forest landscape. The house is equipped with a double bed, a bathroom, a living room and a rooftop terrace.

Harads Nest Hotel

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Visitors to this hotel have to climb a rather steep retractable staircase to their room. Nest-shaped apartment with bathroom, living room and two bedrooms camouflaged among the branches of trees.

Crater Hotel in Skamania, Washington

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The Crater Hotel’s guesthouses are nestled in tall pine trees in the Columbia River Gorge. The rooms offer stunning views of the river and the Bridal Veil Falls. It features a private spa bath and a skate park.

Aroma(n)tica Forest House in Monferrato, Italy

Mauro / Airbnb

Aroma(n)tica, an Italian treehouse-style hotel located near Alexandria in Monferrato, Italy, offers its guests to enjoy stunning views of Tuscan nature, and besides In addition, visit the wine cellar of the 19th century.

Free Spirit Spheres Treehouse in Vancouver, Canada

Facebook / Free Spirit Spheres Inc

Located in the rainforest on Vancouver Island, Free Spirit Spheres invites visitors to book one of the elevated spheres for the night. The structures are named: Eva, Erin and Melody.

Costa Rica’s Alajoela Rainforest House

Kathy & Bernie / Airbnb

Alajoela’s treehouse hotel is nestled in hot springs just a short drive from Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano. It offers bedrooms with spacious beds, kitchens and bathrooms.

Three-story Revelstoke Canada

Facebook / The Enchanted Forest

This three-level structure stands over 14 meters tall and is the tallest treehouse in British Columbia. The house is located in the middle of the forest, decorated with 350 handmade figurines of fairy tale characters. Although you can not spend the night here, this place is very popular with tourists.

Trillum Treehouse in Fall City, Washington

Flickr / Melissa Binde

The Trillum Treehouse in Washington DC has 80 windows and a spacious bedroom with an attic.

Out’n’About Treehouse Treesort at Junction Cave, Oregon

Facebook / Out’n’About Treehouse Treesort LLC

This modest, minimalist hotel is nestled in the cedar forest of Oregon’s Douglas County.

Soneva Kiri Resort in Koh Kood, Thailand

Photo courtesy of The Soneva Kiri Resort

In the Soneva Kiri Resort, there are restaurant booths in the trees where visitors can dine at a height of more than 4 meters above the ground. The waiters deliver the dishes by rope cables.

Finca Bellavista Treehouse Community in Costa Rica

Facebook / Finca Bellavista Treehouse Community

The Finca Bellavista Ecovillage is located on a 600 hectare site in Costa Rica. Ropes and suspension bridges connect the various buildings built in the middle of the rainforest. In the settlement, tourists and locals live side by side.

Hotel La Piantata Black Cabin in Tuscany, Italy

Facebook / Agriturismo La Piantata – Arlena Di Castro (VT)

This charming tree house is equipped with all the necessary amenities. Housing is equipped with LED lights, TV and audio system. The house offers a beautiful view of the lavender fields and olive groves of Tuscany.

Lynne Knowlton House in Ontario

Lynne / Airbnb

Set on 100 acres of land, this secluded community includes a huge tree house, recreation area, bunker and swimming pool.

HemLoft Treehouse in Whistler, Canada

Facebook / The HemLoft

This egg-shaped structure was created by carpenter Joel Allen. Despite the fact that the building is only a five-minute walk from the nearest road, it is almost invisible through the trees.

Le Piano Medoc, France

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This round house is available for environmental meetings.

Lebombo Lodge in the Kruger National Park in South Africa

Photo courtesy of Singita Lebombo Lodge

Luxury apartment located in a glass-walled cottage built right in the trees. Guests can enjoy views of the mountains, rivers, and hills of the Kruger National Park.

Treehouses in Viravila, Sri Lanka

Facebook / Saraii Village

Each of the treehouses built in the Yala region of Sri Lanka accommodates up to eight guests. Spacious dwellings rise 25 meters above the ground.

Treehouse Lodge in Iquitos, Peru

Facebook / Treehouse Lodge

An all-inclusive hotel built right above the Ucayali River in Peru. The hotel rooms are 10 bungalows hidden in the crowns of trees.

Huilo Huilo Nothofagus in the Los Ríos region of Chile

Facebook / Nothofagus Hotel & Spa

This luxury hotel is located in the Huilo Huilo Nature Reserve. Visitors are offered to stay in one of 55 stunning rooms with panoramic windows overlooking the Patagonian Andes.

Tree houses in the south of French Brittany

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Small houses on a slope near the famous Karnak beach.

Cottage in Simonga Village, Zambia

Facebook / Tongabezi

Tongabezi Cottage is built around a tree near Victoria Falls. This wallless room features a large bed, bathtub and dining area overlooking the Zambezi River.

Oregon Skyhouses

Facebook / Vertical Horizons Treehouse Paradise

Two-story cabins with two large beds, TV, bathroom and balcony.

Plane in a tree in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Facebook / Costa Verde

The aircraft cabin, adapted as a bungalow, stands out from even the most original tree houses. The dwelling is equipped with two beds and a bathroom.

Secluded building in Quebec, Canada

Facebook / Les Refuges Perchés

The traditional wooden building lacks the conveniences that modern people are accustomed to, such as electricity, running water and a warm toilet. Features include a sun terrace and private jetty on a 2,000-acre lake.

An unnecessary excess or a useful addition to a dacha? – Inspiration

What benefits can a tree house bring if you build it on an ordinary summer cottage?

The construction of tree houses is very popular in many countries of the world. They are built as an additional room for relaxation or to please the little members of the family. Accordingly, depending on the purpose, such houses can be of various sizes and designs: from a simple playground raised above the ground to a full-fledged house with a bedroom and a kitchenette, where you can retire, enjoying nature and peace, arrange cozy gatherings with friends or send a group of noisy children there. In some countries, special hotels are even opening, allowing guests to stay in tree houses to relax and relieve stress, remembering a happy childhood and recharged with the most powerful energy of large trees.

Some people build these pretty structures on their own, and some hire professionals. For example, in the US and Canada there are firms that specialize in just such projects: they build truly amazing, quite spacious and very comfortable tree houses, often connected by convenient hanging paths to the main dwellings.

It will not be difficult to implement such a project if you wish – there are a lot of detailed instructions and other useful information on the Internet for designing and building tree houses. For example, the English site contains a lot of useful recommendations and examples of existing buildings. And the video instruction below demonstrates all the stages of building a small children’s house:

Kvartblog also wrote about building treehouses: how to choose the right tree and the necessary materials – in the article “Treehouse: preparing to make a dream come true”, how to build a house – in the article “Treehouse: planning and building”, and in the article “Tree Vacation” you can admire interesting design ideas for such houses.

However, looking at other people’s photos is one thing, but doing something similar on your own site is another matter. Like any project, a treehouse has its advantages and disadvantages. Let’s look at the most obvious ones.


1. Expansion of living space

Everyone is very happy and proud of themselves, having erected various auxiliary buildings on the site: a gazebo, a bathhouse, a new shed, a garage. These buildings have a useful function, thereby unloading the main living space inside the house. The same can be said about the tree house: you can send playing children there so that with their cries they do not interfere with other family members to sleep, talk or work. Or, on the contrary, in the house you can hide from everyone and calmly read or work on a complex project so that no one distracts or knocks you out of your working mood.

A treehouse has different useful functions for different people: it can be an additional resting place, a secret retreat for solitude or a gathering place for intimate conversations and easy communication. We can safely say that a tree house is the same useful and functional building in the country as all other auxiliary buildings.

2. A way to unite the family

Designing, building and decorating a house will be an excellent field for creativity and will allow each family member to contribute to the common cause, because such an interesting project will not leave anyone indifferent. A ready-made house will also make communication more diverse and interesting: you can arrange funny and fun children’s holidays, cute gatherings with friends and romantic evenings in it.

3. Very useful for children

The construction of such a small and simple object will help to clearly show and explain to the child many useful things in life. If the house is built specifically for children, then they will have their own protected space, which is very useful for a small person from the point of view of psychology. In addition, the child will develop the skills of running his own mini-farm and the rational arrangement of this tiny world. Give him the opportunity to make decisions and make improvements in the house. If a child is about to make a mistake, there is no need to forbid him anything – just carefully advise how to do it better, and explain in an accessible way what is wrong with his idea.


1. Security problem

Since the house is high enough from the ground, everyone immediately thinks about possible falls and injuries. This is especially true of houses for children. Even if you are completely confident in the accuracy and prudence of your own child, you will not have to worry less: friends come to him, for whose behavior you cannot vouch, but you are responsible for their safety while they are on your site and under your supervision. Some of them may not calculate their strength and fall, one may push the other, etc.

There is a solution: to build a very reliable, stable house with a large margin of safety. Enclose all open areas with reliable and sufficiently high railings. Ladders and platforms for entering the house must also be safe and convenient so that no one can accidentally fall from them. Place the house not too high, it is better to sow the area under the house with lawn grass so that there are no stones, concrete, benches and other dangerous elements below in case of a fall.

2. Inability to control children

The fear that you will not be able to fully control the children playing inside the house is somewhat exaggerated.