20 Tree House Pictures: Play-Club Plans to Big-Kid Houses
Treehouses are more popular than ever, as play spaces for children but also as luxury hotel (and even house) designs for adults. Some of the most fantastic plans and ideas can be traced to specialist designers and builders – and pictures of their work can provide some of the best inspiration (as well as an informal visual guide) for do-it-yourself recreational, residential and commercial tree buildings. Blue Forest is one such company, but far from the only one. The trick is to find a balance between safe and fun – railings are a must, as are sturdy supports, but whimsy and asymmetry help make these places feel more organic and engaging for younger visitors in particular. Some take on the character of a playground, with ropes, ladders and low elevations – or are more like the traditional club-house spaces we associated with ‘tree houses’ from our childhood. Some are like mansions, fortresses or castles – just set up on stilts instead of sitting on the ground.