Living in a Treehouse: 7 Places That Fulfill Your Childhood Dream

Living in a Treehouse: 7 Places That Fulfill Your Childhood Dream

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Katie Holdefehr
Jul 3, 2016
treehouse with string lights in the woods
(Image credit: Airbnb)

As kids, most of us relished the thought of a treehouse hideaway, where we could escape from chores and parents and live in nature Huckleberry Finn-style. Now that we're adults, there are Airbnbs, luxury tree hotels, and back-to-basics tree homes that make this dream a reality. Sometimes being a grown-up is seriously awesome.

You may not be able to live in this treehouse, but you can get married in it. TreeHouse Point, built by Pete Nelson in Fall City, Washington is an event space that hosts weddings and other parties. The site offers multiple lodging spots nestled high in the trees, as well as some on-the-ground options for guests who are afraid of heights.

Somewhere in western Canada, this egg-shaped treehouse hangs above the ground. Built in secret by Joel Allen on crown land, the HemLoft's fate was hanging in the balance for a while, until the tour company Canadian Wilderness Adventures agreed to house it on their property.

Your childhood self will be so disappointed if you don't stay in this magical treehouse complex, consisting of three rooms connected by rope bridges. One of the most wish-listed places on Airbnb, this urban retreat is located in the middle of intown Atlanta.

Located near Auckland, New Zealand, the pod-shaped Redwoods Treehouse was constructed in just 66 days as part of a marketing campaign for the Yellow Pages. After the event, the structure housed a restaurant, and it is now available to rent out for private events. This one's worth saving to your Weddings Pinterest board.

Inside this oversized bird's nest in Sweden hides a luxury hotel with enough space for four guests. You can book your stay at the Tree Hotel for 4,700 krona, or about $580, per night.

As if staying in a treehouse wasn't amazing enough—this Airbnb listing in Cornwall in the United Kingdom is just a ten-minute walk from the beach.

This spherical treehouse that you pitch like a tent (it only takes three people three hours to set up) is taking glamping to new heights. At 6,700 euros, the Tree Cocoon is a splurge, but it's also like buying a tiny home you can take anywhere in the world.

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