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Chapelle Treehouse at Treehouse Utopia, Texas

Stay among towering timbers for a back-to-nature experience.

Treehouse Utopia

Utopia, Texas

Treehouse Utopia is a partnership between Pete Nelson and his wife, Laurel Waters, featuring four custom-crafted luxe treehouses in beautiful Texas Hill Country. Nelson is a master treehouse builder, author and longtime host of Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters; Waters is a chef and owner of The Laurel Tree, a highly acclaimed on-site eatery. The pair conceptualized the architecture and how the structures integrate into the massive cypress trees, while Waters curated the interiors with her extensive collection of French antiques. treehouseutopia.com

Luna Sphere at Free Spirit Spheres, Canada - Photo by Tom Chudleigh
Luna Sphere at Free Spirit Spheres, Canada – Photo by Tom Chudleigh

Free Spirit Spheres

Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada

Visit a world-class conservation-forward luxury resort ensconced in the splendid West Coast rainforest and stay in a super-innovative, first-of- its-kind spherical treehouse. The wood or fiberglass structures combine beauty and elegance with functionality that mimics nature. The sailboat construction extends to a sturdy tether system that suspends the orbs safely in the air. freespiritspheres.com

The Cabin at Treehotel, Sweden Photo by O.C Ritz/Shutterstock
The Cabin at Treehotel, Sweden Photo by O.C Ritz/Shutterstock

Treehotel

Harads, Sweden

Amid Nordic pines is an array of treehouses that combine ecology, modern design and comfort. Treehotel’s seven distinct designs range from straightforward to wild, though all provide classy accommodations. Mirrored walls make one disappear, while birds’ nests and UFOs inspire double-takes. Opt for “The 7th Room,” an elegant suite with stellar panoramas. treehotel.se

Mirrorcube at Treehotel, Sweden Photo by Kedardome/Shutterstock
Mirrorcube at Treehotel, Sweden Photo by Kedardome/Shutterstock

Living-Room Treehouse Experience

Machynlleth, Wales

Deep in the UNESCO-protected forests of Dyfi Valley are treehouses that combine state-of-the-art design and hallowed traditions. These comfy dwellings are for devout nature lovers only (there is no electricity), but if you find joy in the old-fashioned way of life, it’s perfect. Just like in the days of yore, the center of these treehouses is a woodburning stove, which is also designed to heat the shower water! living-room.co

Interior at Living-Room Treehouse Experience, Wales
Interior at Living-Room Treehouse Experience, Wales

Treeful Treehouse Sustainable Resort

Okinawa, Japan

Treeful is a highly eco-friendly luxury resort whose marquee abode Aerohouse is a treehouse version of a multi-starred hotel suite—wine cellar included. Spiral Treehouse is Aerohouse’s rustic “annex” and has a striking verticality. Treeful is so environmentally conscious that it doesn’t even use a gas-powered mower. Donna the goat munches grass instead. Really. treeful.net