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January 17, 2013 2:02 AM   Subscribe

Takasugi-an by Terunobu Fujimori

4treehouse by Lukasz Kos

Lake-Nest Tree House and Lantern House by Roderick Romero

The UFO and 'Blue Cone' at Treehotel
Tree houses of the Korowai and Kombai of Papua.
The Treehouses of Andreas Wenning
Hapuku Lodge
Mirrorcube Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård, Arkitekter
Free Spirit Spheres
Treehouses by Casa na Árvore in Brasil
Inkaterra Canopy Tree House in Peru
Treehouse by Nicko Björn Elliott
Yellow Treehouse Restaurant by Pacific Environments
Pilotis in a Forest by Go Hasegawa & Assoc.
O2 Treehouse
Treehouse Point
The Treehouses of Takashi Kobayashi
Finca Bellavista Treehouse Community
Steampunk Tree House

via and deslided, via and deslided
Greatest Tree House Ever!

Treehouses For Grownups
Secret treehouse, public land: what now?
RULAV is pronounced "AWESOME"
Closer to God
I have one in my pillow fort
Giant Treehouse
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posted by clavicle at 5:18 AM on January 17, 2013

So inspiring. I actually think the UFO one is my favorite - so unexpected and so, so cool. My least favorite is the hotel in NZ where the treehouses are right next to each other. Such a big part of the allure of the treehouse is to get away from it all and just be in nature - it completely ruins it that you have neighbors 20 feet away...

I always wanted a treehouse when I was a kid - now that I have kids of my own, I am seriously considering building one with them in the woods behind my house, with their input into the design and with the features they want. The only thing standing in our way is that I really don't know anything about carpentry, and I'm afraid of building something that will fall down and kill them. Hmm... maybe time to do some treehouse building plans googling...

Thank you TMOTAT for an inspiring post!
posted by widdershins at 6:34 AM on January 17, 2013

Thanks for posting this! The Terunobu Fujimori one is like something from a Miyazaki theme park ...
posted by carter at 8:11 AM on January 17, 2013

There's also the Suite Bleue and the Black Cabin at La Piantata, near Volterra, Italy.
posted by progosk at 9:56 AM on January 17, 2013

Seconding the Miyazaki theme park vibe, and thank you!

More about Fujimori here, here, and especially here.
posted by sneebler at 11:50 AM on January 17, 2013

Amazing post!

I have to give a shoutout to the Garnier Limb, which is the innovation which allowed the recent flourishing in tree houses.
posted by Freen at 2:42 PM on January 17, 2013

I feel that the lovely Gajumaru Treehouse Diner in Naha, Okinawa belongs here, too.
posted by byanyothername at 9:02 PM on January 17, 2013

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