Treehouses are all the rage in hotel trends, with a growing number of architects from across the globe endeavouring to recreate a little childhood whimsy with decidedly adult (and eco-friendly) interpretations on the traditional treehouse. Combining seclusion with Mother Nature, these are some of the coolest and most unique treehouses from around the world – and the design features we love.
These breathtaking treehouse pods are the epitome of a secluded getaway. From the team at the Milan-based Peter Pichler Architecture, these pointy domes of blackened wood populate a section of the Dolomites mountain range in northeastern Italy – and they’ve taken the world by storm.
A Peek Inside the Mountain Treehouses
The relationship between humans and nature are on full display nestled among the lush greenery of the Dolomites. The minimalism of the interiors and the calming neutral colour palatte exudes a sense of peace – ideal for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of city living.
Free Spirit Spheres
Go back to your roots, so to speak, and embrace the strong connection between green space and mental well-being. Located in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, these charming, suspended spherical pods carry you right into the highest reaches of the trees.
Go Inside the Free Spirit Spheres
With plenty of natural light and sweeping views of the treeline, these pods make for a cozy, romantic getaway – of if you simply need to zen out. With only the bare essentials, it just goes to show that soothing colour schemes and minimal furniture can help declutter the mind.
Lion Sands Game Reserve
Perched high on wooden beams, the open-concept treehouses in this South African resort offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape – and romantic evenings under the stars.
Go Inside the Lion Sands Game Reserve
The interior, with its combination of glass walls and open-concept space, includes perfectly placed lanterns for those romantic evenings. If you’re looking to incorporate more rustic themes in your own bedroom, this is a relatively easy look to replicate on a budget.
Post Ranch Inn
High upon the cliffs of Big Sur and 12,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean, Pacific Ranch Inn is a spot that provides “sanctuary for the soul.” It’s the treehouse of your childhood dreams.
Cozy Quarters at Post Ranch Inn
From its expansive windows overlooking the Pacific Ocean to the soothing gas fireplace, this tiny, yet luxurious, adult treehouse welcomes a little R&R. If you’re looking to recreate a similar look in your own home, and a costly fireplace renovation isn’t a viable option, consider ornamental lamps or lanterns to lend a gentle glow to the space.
This treehouse B&B is reminiscent of ones our friends had as kids – or wish they had. With its winding staircase leading up into the trees, this rustic cabin overlooks the sweeping views of the expansive property. Located in the Italian province of Viterbo, La Piantata leaves guests with a sense of nostalgia.
Breakfast Outdoors at La Piantata
With its wooden frame built around a large, twisted tree, it’s the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a scrumptious, leisurely meal. For those in need of a little outdoor decor inspiration, look no further. The adorable elevated wooden bird feeder is a sweet and simple touch for your backyard social gatherings.
With a wooden ladder leading up to its front door, this charming abode at Treehouse Point (roughly 30 minutes outside Seattle) has the rustic look and feel of the treehouses we grew up envying in the movies.
A Peek Inside Treehouse Point
This adorable private reading nook – which you can reach via wooden ladder – provides plenty of natural light and a stunning view of the lush greenery. Simple neutral curtains provide shade, if needed.
Montana Treehouse Retreat
Although it doesn’t live up among the trees, this elevated cabin allows inhabitants to become one with nature. With its spiral staircase, bright red window frames and wood paneling, the Montana Treehouse Retreat provides a secluded getaway from your hectic schedule.
R&R at the Montana Treehouse Retreat
This adorable cabin – complete with tree growing through the floor next to the bed – provides comfort and natural light. With its wood panels and flooring, the style isn’t too busy and allows for some R&R. A patterned rug and toss pillows add a little flash of colour.
Mar al Cielo Eco-Retreat
This vibrant treehouse surrounded by lush greenery will instantly put you at one with nature. The Mar al Cielo Eco-Retreat in Mexico offers custom dining experiences, nature walks and private treehouse accommodations with sweeping views of the expansive scenery.
Go Inside Mar-al-Cielo Treehouses
This treehouse bedroom combines bright colours with the at-home familiarity of a bookshelf brimming with a wide collection of reads, lending the room an inviting, cozy feel.
Experience life up among the trees and birds at the charming Love Cabins in Australia. With sweeping views of the mountains, it’s the ultimate romantic getaway.
Go Inside the Love Cabins
The floor-to-ceiling windows offer a jaw-dropping view and plenty of natural light for those looking to incorporate a little more zen into their daily routine. This rustic cabin allows guests to be gradually woken up by the glorious sunrise.