Does the thought of a tree house still invoke that nostalgic feeling in you? Well, imagine if you grew up playing in these tree houses.
These orb-like wonders were crafted by the likes of Free Spirit Spheres. Each sphere is unique and made of wood, fiberglass or a combination of the two. Some even have heating and plumbing! Each one takes about three days to install, but can be cleared away in just a day. Could you imagine this being your childhood treehouse? You definitely would have been the cool kid on the block. Maybe next time you have upwards of $150,000, you can pop for one yourself! If not, you can rent a sphere for a one night stay on Vancouver Island, where the company is based.
Bauraum is a Germany-based treehouse company. They take several things into consideration when creating a treehouse including type of trees, height from the ground, how much open space is available and obviously what the client specifications are.
The prices of these cool tree houses by Bauraum vary and usually range between 40,00-150,00 Euro.
This bad boy is 97 feet tall! It is supported by an 80 foot white oak and braced by six other surrounding trees. The builder, Horace Burgess, took a religious approach when building this phenomenal work of art, saying: I built it for everybody. It's God's treehouse. He keeps watch over it." It has a whopping ten floors! Although never measured, it is estimated to be between 8,000-10,000 square feet. As of 2007, Burgess was 14 years into his construction and still unfinished. No word as to whether he has wrapped up production yet.
Ever begged your mom to let you have your lunch in the treehouse instead of the kitchen table? Then this would be your dream come true. A restaurant in the trees!
This treehouse was designed by a New Zealand-based company that is equivalent to the U.S.'s Yellow Pages. The challenge was to create a restaurant using only the resources available through the company's directory. More information about this tree-clad eatery is available here.
Don't notice anything out of the ordinary? That's because this treehouse was built by Tham & Videgard to appear "invisible". If not invisible, it definitely blends almost seamlessly with its surroundings. Constructed using mirrored glass, this is not only a treehouse, but a swank hotel. It is said to have a sleeping and living area as well as a kitchen and terrace! The only minor design flaw (as pointed out by Dvice.com)? The lack of a ladder makes it a little difficult to get into!
Whether it's a hut built by dad in the backyard or a $90,000 sphere in the sky, treehouses are appreciated and enjoyed by all ages across the globe.