2017 seems to be the year of the tree house, with more and more glamping locations erecting one of these beautiful abodes to entice us up into the air.
So why have we fallen in love with treehouses? Is it because as youngsters we lust for that adventure of a house amongst the leaves? Do we feel freer when we’ve above the ground, or perhaps we want to scare ourselves a little, we’re not sure. For us it’s the silence, the views and the feeling of isolation and independence.
Created by Elena Barthel, an architect and art aficionado this accommodation comes with a queen size bed, air conditioning and a fireplace for winter. Yep a fireplace in a tree house!
With one tree house under our belt we thought we’d look for some more to share with you.
Crafty Camping, Holditch, Dorset, not far from Lyme Regis. This Woodman’s Treehouse is somewhat unusual in that it offers a private sauna, hot tub and revolving woodburner alongside a double-ended copper bath and open air tree shower. A truly luxurious offering in the glamping world. Crafty Camping also have a woodland workshop offering relaxing green woodworking courses.
Living Room Treehouse: 6 treehouses in the heart of the Welsh mountains. Each treehouse is set in its own area of trees. Cosy and well-insulated, the treehouses have woodburning stoves, stunning views, peace and quiet, alongside Swedish composting toilets. The location is ideal for enjoying the wildlife, the ever-changing scenery and breath-taking walks.
Treehouses in the Round
Staying in Britain, we found this Treepod in Lost Meadow, about 6 miles east of Bodmin, Cornwall, in the Warleggan Valley. This individual pod hangs 3m from the ground with a ceiling window from which to view the stars.
Below the hanging pod, Lost Meadow have built a kitchen hut together with a fire circle. The pod is clad in cedar shingles and, through its hanging about ability, it manages to reduce the impact on the woodland floor. The ingenious design is sustainable, recyclable and has used recycled and natural materials. Making for a minimal and non-permanent impact on the woodland surrounding it.
We’ve chosen our final treehouse as a bit of a bucket list item. Well if you can’t dream…..
On the other side of the world sits the Wollemi Wilderness Treehouse in Australia. Boasting stunning views of the Blue Mountains rainforest and the deep Bowen’s Creek Gorge. This spectacular treehouse features floor to ceiling windows giving an almost 360 view.
Within an hour’s drive of Sydney, the Wollemi National Park is the largest wilderness area in New South Wales. Like we say, we can dream!
And finally, before we leave you to it (whatever it was, that you were doing before you came here!) if this has whetted your appetite for the high life holiday, then take a look at Treehotel in Sweden.
This is a hotel in a pine forest with 6 rooms all suspended 4-6 metres above ground level. We especially like the UFO. Beam me up Scotty.
Is this the future of glamping and camping? Up in the sky? We’re hoping that the treehouse love continues with more and more inspirational locations being chosen.
Let us know what you think, and if you’ve had any ‘high raising’ glamping this year. Until next time…… have fun #outdoors.
Jo & Richard
4 Points Leisure
The Glamping, Camping and Festival Accessories shop, with years of camping experience