10 Epic Treehouses

Be warned the following images may lead to trading in your home for a tree house. 

1. Inhabit Treehouse

Though currently just a concept, designer Antony Gibbon's Inhabit Treehouse is finished with a cedar cladding that ages along with the structure, so that it will blend into its surroundings over time. You enter the treehouse — how else? — through a classic trapdoor in the center.

2. The Bird's Nest

The Bird's Nest is a circular treehouse at the Swedish Treehotel that, true to its name, mimics a birds nest. (Though the inside is thoroughly posh.)

3. Cocoon Tree

For the more adventurous treehouse-builder, these Cocoon Trees are spherical waterproof pods that are rigged up onto trees with ropes and nets.

4. Hapuku Lodge Upper Branch Tree House

This New Zealand hotel offers the option of staying in treehouses. Wouldn't you rather sleep in a place like this? It's like an apartment, but better and above a Manuka grove. Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

5. The Mirrorcube

This Mirrorcube a literal cube in the sky - it also basically makes you invisible.

6. Ramshackle Treehouse

This treehouse looks maybe a little bit unsafe, but also like a cross between a Tim Burton creation and the Weasley family's abode. So basically awesome.

7. Huntsville Botanical Garden Treehouse


Located in Alabama, Huntsville Botanical Garden has exhibited treehouses as part of its Tremendous Treehouses exhibit in 2010. This one in particular looks beautifully geometric.

8. The Cabin

The Treehotel's Cabin is just like a capsule in the sky. The view looks pretty great.

9. Free Spirit Spheres

Free Spirit Spheres look almost fictional in the best way possible. These spherical treehouses are accessed by a spiral staircase and suspension bridge. 

10. The UFO

Live out any alien abduction fantasies, because this treehouse is the real deal. The inside of The UFO is even decorated with space paraphernalia.

11. My Personal Favorite

This one is pretty close to my dream treehouse. I image it must be a short hike away from a warm, clean ocean with a lovely surf break. Can't seem to find the location of this beauty. Hoping our paths will cross.