Treehouses Around the World.



One thing we all seem to have in common is we all love treehouses. You can find all of the treehouses in this collection plus many others in this Natural Homes album on our Facebook page.





This beautiful treehouse is by Christy Collard from Cork, Ireland. Christy specialises in organic, spiral designs. You can read about his work at a small reforestation project in Lalibela, Ethiopia where he created some beautiful spaces.




This is 'La Cabane Cocon' (The Cocoon Treehouse). It uses a light steel framework to support the woven branches but otherwise it natural. The same structure could be built with a bamboo frame or similar. It was built by Jean-Yves Behoteguy, a French 'sculpteur sur bois' (sculptor of wood).

  The Cocoon Treehouse, France  






This is 'The Gibbon Experience', a lush and peaceful jungle where you can learn how to find fresh water in the vines and which flowers and plants are edible. The treehouse is on three levels, three bedrooms, a living room/kitchen area and a bathroom all accessible by zip lines.




This is probably the least invasive version of a treehouse being supported by straps from higher branches rather than anchored into the trunk of the tree. It's a design from ErlebNest who also sell components to make your own treehouse. The cocoon like part of the design is a sleeping pod that has a canvas to cover the top if you're not quite ready for a night under the stars.


Costa Rica


Finca Bellavista is a residential treehouse community for about 100 people in the south Pacific coastal mountains of Costa Rica. Its 23 treehouses and 27 zip-lines are set in a rustic, comfortable, solar and hydro off-grid retreat of 300 acres of forest saved from the loggers. Here’s more about the community on YouTube with a gallery of their treehouse pictures.




This Hemloft was made using reclaimed materials, some of which came from Craigslist. Like all unique shelters this treehouse, by carpenter Joel Allen, was a labour of love. Even with good knowledge of the woods where it stands, it took Joel months to find just the right tree. The egg shaped bubble, wrapped around the trunk of the tree, is reminiscent of the Yellow treehouse  in New Zealand.




This treehouse was discovered by Joseph Ebsworth who has set himself the task of finding all the hidden treehouses and huts in the woodlands and forests of ski areas. Happily their location will be kept a secret but if you give his blog a visit from time to time you're bound to be entertained by his latest discovery. This particular treehouse in Breckenridge, CO, USA was built with all natural and reclaimed materials from the area.




This is a POSH (Port Out Starboard Home) treehouse built by The Treehouse Company for The Lodge, a five star hotel on the banks of Loch Goil deep in Argyll Forest Park in Scotland. It's used for dinning with a wonderful view of the loch while snuggled up to its wood burning stove. Photo with kind permission by Ralph Haslett.




This is Cliffside Lodge treehouse built by Blue Forest. The treehouse sits in a very English garden near Bristol sensitively hugging an oak without anchors in the tree. The thatched treehouse, covered with hand cleaved oak shingles, stands on a ring-beam supported from the ground on stilts. If you were lucky enough to visit this gently beauty you would see the magnificent views of the imposing Clifton Suspension Bridge.