The Tree House Revival

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Tree houses have a long and steady history. They have always been a fascinating thing to people. A tree house is quite simply a house in a tree. It is usually located in the woods or in a place close to nature. Some people might think the idea of a tree house is quite adventurous but it, in fact, has its advantages. Tree houses are built for several reasons.

They include:

  • To take a brief retreat from the city and all the stress associated with it. Families or individuals do this regularly as a form of vacation.
  • To become closer to nature; everyone loves a little time in a natural, non-judgmental environment.
  • For a thriving business; tree houses have become quite popular witha few businesses such as bed and breakfasts or restaurant. It is quite successful because the houses offer something different and thrilling to customers.

Designing a tree house may seem simple to the untrained eye but it presents its unique challenges to architects. A tree house presents various needs such as:

The right tree– The tree must be sturdy with healthy branches and roots. A suitable tree will support the tree house and even grow with it as part of its structure.

Durable materials– A tree house sits exposed to the elements more than others because of its location. The materials used for building a tree house should be durable and capable of withstandingthe harsh conditions in the woods.

A few architectsto look at

Takashi Kobayashi is a self-taught designer who has built several tree houses across Japan. He builds them with intent and purpose as he believes that man should use tree houses to limit their boundaries to nature.

Treehouse by Takashi Kobayashi 
Treehouse by Takashi Kobayashi

Terunobu Fujimori is an exquisite designer with various tree house projects across Japan. He is unique in his choice of materials which includes living plants, wood, mud, and stone. He also designed beautiful tea tree houses that guests love.

Terunobu Fujimori built fairy tale-like treehouse among cherry blossoms in Japan
Terunobu Fujimori built fairy tale-like treehouse among cherry blossoms in Japan

Tree houses are an exotic way to enjoy pleasurable moments with nature. Some resorts or tourist locations feature tree houses for guests to enjoy being closeto nature. Awaken the adventurous spirit in you by planning your next luxurious trip with tree house lodging. There might be no air conditioner but nature has always provided its sweet cool breeze.

A visit to a beautiful tree house can also be an amazing family treat.


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