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.






K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Gwen H.
Gwen H.6 years ago


Matt K.
Matt K.6 years ago

These sorts of places are great because they inspire other places to do the same: create organic environments for people to gather together, appreciate nature, ride bikes etc. THis is great. Thanks.

Matt K.
Matt K.6 years ago

So cool!

Martha G.
Martha G.6 years ago

Nice! Love this. Fun ideas; inspiring. Who doesn't love a tree house, especially a grown-up one?

Aoife O Mahony
Aoife O Mahony6 years ago


Judith Corrigan
Judith Corrigan6 years ago

Always wanted to live in a treehouse,would be amazing.

Lin Moy
Lin M6 years ago

very nice

Juliet D.
judith sanders6 years ago

Driving nails into a living tree is a sure way to cause disease or death.

Regina P.
Regina P6 years ago

Pretty amazing. How unique this is.