Ever since I was a wee lad, I've loved tree houses. Childhood versions were crudely built from scrap lumber and relied on heavy doses of imagination ~ something youngsters possess in abundant supply.
The fascination with arboreal living has persisted into adulthood, for me and many others. Just do a Google Image search and you'll discover scores of images ranging from rustic to ornate, with room for one person or ten.
The "guest accommodation" industry, seeing a niche market, has created scores of tree house hotels in exotic locations around the world. Here are four examples ~ from Sweden, Canada, Costa Rica, and the U.S. Pacific Northwest. (To avoid confusion, note that the photo for each precedes the caption.) In order, they are ~
- Sweden's Treehotel
- Canada's E'terra Samara Eco-Resort
- Costa Rica's Finca Bellavista
- the Pacific Northwest's Free Spirit Eco Spheres
Of the four, I'm particularly fond of the Canadian design ~ assuming there were no nearby tree houses to intrude on privacy. See what you think.