Friday Cabins #10: Treehouses For Design-Obsessed Adults
Gone are the days of crumbling backyard treeforts—these elevated structures take treehouses to the next level
Good afternoon and welcome to another Friday Cabins roundup (number 10 to date, yeesh!), your EOW balm and fodder for escapist daydreams. Brought to you by Cabins Etc, the #1 newsletter for lovers of cabin adjacent content. This week’s offering takes to sky with a fine curation of top cabin picks from our sister publication, Field Mag, the internet’s most trusted source for all things outdoor world/design world.
We’re here today to share with you treehouses from around the globe, that prove any climate is suitable for these elevated cabins—as long as there’s a tree, ofc. There’s a style for everyone below, from surf-shack-inspired to bird-nest-inspired to UFO-inspired, and even a few more in between. So keep on scrolling and choose your fave.
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Certified by @Robuilt, treehouses are awesome, but not the most attainable. That's why visiting Sweden's Treehotel is your next best option. Located within the Arctic Circle, but open for all-four seasons, this landscape hotel provides access to a number of outdoor activities, but the real draw is the accommodations- Seven uniquely designed treehouses, each with its own theme.
The Bird's Nest Treehouse, for instance, is completely clad in sticks and features small porthole windows designed specifically for claustrophobic vibes (?!), so guests can completely cut off from the outside world.
The UFO Treehouse, pictured atop this lovely ‘sletter, is also a particular stunner, designed to encourage a childlike imagination among visitors and baring an appearance almost identical to the UFO's in 90's sci-fi flicks. If your average cabin-in-a-tree is more your style, though, Tree Hotel offers those too. Sign me up.
Seattle-based architecture firm Olsun Kundig may be known for their temperate rainforest cabins, but with their Costa Rican Treehouse, it’s clear their design skills translate to jungle settings, too. Three-tiered with 2,140-square-feet of living space, this is not your backyard treehouse though. Designed for surfer clients with a passion for sustainability, the treehouse uses solar power and a rainwater collection system to power its appliances and features a killer view of nearby Playa Hermosa beach.
Although the foundation and entrance of the treehouse technically lie on the ground, it strategically leaves little impact on the earth. The first floor comprises a kitchen, dining room, deck, and small pool, while the upstairs hosts bedrooms and living spaces that overlook the surroundings. Made of warm teakwood and native wood, and designed to mimic an open-air surf hut, it's the perfect place to crash after a long day in the water.
That’s it for 2day every1. Enjoy your weekend and climb a tree!