The Great Treehouse Escape
Whether built for a secret getaway, or a permanent home, there’s nothing quite like a treehouse; a cozy space amid the trees conjures feelings similarly evoked by childhood memories or a good book. In a sense, they are like the Marlon Brando of all dwellings: cool and rebellious. Here are a few unique ones we’ve come across.
Above: Michael Greenwood from Toronto builds custom furniture, as well as tree sanctuaries, as he refers to them. In his simple and multi-leveled designs, he uses salvaged or reclaimed woods from small local woodlots or self-harvested windfall. Visit Greenwood Studio for more inspiration and information on his work.
Above photos: Uniquely built around the trunk and limbs, The Wandagega Tree House, located on the Wisconsin lakeside resort of Camp Wandawega, is a three-level structure that features reclaimed wood and vintage windows. Read the inspiring story about the tree in Chicago Home + Garden Magazine and visit Wandawega for more information.
Above: Proving that all the fun doesn’t have to be outdoors, this treehouse is actually a bedroom that exists inside a Brooklyn loft. Built by the architect collaborative Katz Chiao, the entire space around the treehouse consists of a kitchen, open communal space and two gardens. Visit Katz Chiao for more information.
For more treehouse fun, visit Remodelista’s posts Outdoors: Greenwood Studio Treehouses in Canada and Hotels, Lodging & Restaurants: Camp Wandawega Tree House in Wisconsin.