07 March 2013


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 ~

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.

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