Life in the Trees
Tree houses aren't just for kids anymore. If you're longing for the days when you explored life up in the branches, check out these six incredible tree house spaces you can rent for your next vacation. Watch the leaves, listen to the birds, and reconnect with nature, far away from the rest of the busy world.
1. A Glass House
Part of the Tree Hotel Project, a group of treehouses in northern Sweden, the Mirrorcube is only one of the seven elevated structures for rent on the property. Nearly invisible against the landscape, the interior offers the traditional comforts of home with a modern, birch-lined design. The cozy space sleeps two in a double bed and features a rooftop terrace.
2. Luxury in the Leaves
The Majestic Treehouse lives up to its name with one bedroom and one bathroom draped in opulent decor. Along with the award-winning design, hanging porch swing, fire pit, and connecting tree house decks, there are 40 acres of surrounding farm property and forest to explore.
Photo: Airbnb via Morning Wild Photography
3. Miami Farm
The Treehouse Canopy Room perches just outside Miami. Not only does this house offer spectacular design elements, it's situated on a working permaculture farm. That means you might wake up to the sounds of farm animals, and mingle with like-minded people who enjoy plucking breakfast from the garden on the grounds. The interior of the tree house is the trunk itself—the structure curves up and around a Pithecellobium tree.
4. Rustic and Remote
This rustic, off-grid treehouse located in an eco-village in Gasquet, California makes it easy to unplug. Share your values of sustainability while sleeping 18 feet above the ground, over a deep canopy of surrounding trees. What this one skips in modern amenities (it doesn't have power or heat), it makes up for in solitude.
5. Family Friendly
This cozy luxury tree dwelling outside Austin, Texas can sleep four adults in two bedrooms (one with a queen bed and one with two twins). It features a kitchenette and spaces to relax, and it overlooks a small creek with a waterfall.
Photo: Glamping Hub
6. Treetop Sanctuary
This gorgeous treetop room in New Hampshire is 30 feet off the ground, so it limits visiting children to those older than 10. The rental comes with access to a five acre property (plus 200 acres of nearby conservation land), and a nearby house for kitchen and bathroom needs. Inside the tree house, there's electricity and Wi-Fi, as well as a fully functional wood stove for cooking and warmth.