When travelling, you could stay in a hotel, or better yet, you could stay in a tree house. Whether it’s a rain forest in Costa Rica, a beachside town in New Zealand or the Balinese jungle, we’ve scoured the globe to find the very best tree houses the world has to offer.
SECLUDED TREE HOUSE, ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Recently named as Airbnb’s ‘#1 Most Wished For Listing Worldwide’, this secluded tree house in Georgia is seemingly on everyone’s wish list. Set amongst the trees just minutes from downtown Atlanta, the property boasts 3 separate rooms, each connected by rope bridges. At a moderately priced AU$472 a night, going out on a limb (literally) is just a click away. Book now via Airbnb.
GREEN VILLAGE, BALI, INDONESIA
Set amongst the Indonesian jungle just 25 mins from Ubud, Green Village is a community of bespoke luxury bamboo homes designed from sustainable materials. If getting close to nature is on your mind for your next holiday book your stay in advance through Green Village’s website.
RAIN FOREST TREE HOUSE, COOPER, COSTA RICA
Nestled in the rainforest in the Bio Thermales natural resort, this tree house in the Costa Rican jungle is hand crafted with all the usual amenities any hotel would offer. With a location that could take your breath away and 24 hour access to hot and cool springs of various temperatures, The Bio Thermales tree house nothing short of spectacular. Sleeping up to 4 guests and at just AU$169 per night, you can book your stay now via Airbnb.
HAPUKU LODGE & TREE HOUSES, KAIKOURA, NEW ZEALAND
Perfectly located between the ocean and the mountains, Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses is just minutes away from the coast of Kaikoura New Zealand. Made from native woods and furnished by local craftsmen, the large widows of the tree houses bring the nature right up to your bedroom window. At AU$954 a night, it’s the perfect destination for a once in a lifetime adventure. Book your stay via Hapukulodge.com .
LION SANDS TINYELETI TREE HOUSE, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA
High up in Kruger National Park lies one of the world’s most spectacular tree houses, the Lion Sands Tinyeleti Tree House. Set amongst the stars, this lavish abode is complete with all the creature comforts and not to mention the opportunity to be at one with the wild. Literally translating to ‘many stars’, it’s an unrivalled wilderness experience, and at approximately AU$1,249 per night, one you’ll never forget.
TREE SPARROW HOUSE, CORNWALL, UNITED KINGDOM
The Tree Sparrow House in Cornwall offers a truly unique and unforgettable experience, perched in an Ash Tree, complete with sweeping views of the UK countryside. If peace and seclusion are on your mind for your next getaway, this unique one bedroom tree house is a must. Book your stay via Airbnb for just AU$175 a night.
TREE HOTEL, HARADS, SWEDEN
The ‘Mirrorcube’ that is the Tree Hotel in Sweden is by far one of the most innovative and creative spaces ever designed when it comes to tree houses. Set in the woods in Sweden, this architectural mirrored masterpiece reflects the surrounding forest, making it almost camouflaged in the right light. Its glass walls have been covered in an infrared film that is highly visible to birds to prevent them from flying into the exterior, yet invisible to humans. For an unforgettable experience, book your stay via treehotel.se.
Le Chene Fou, La Cabane en L’Air, France
Le Chene Fou, which literally translates to ‘The Mad Oak’, is a group of spectacular tree houses perched on the branches of a beautiful bicentennial oak tree in France. The perfect getaway for larger groups or families, Le Chene Fou can accommodate up to 9 guests. At approximately AU$474 a night for 4 guests, this unique stay is a must do for those looking for a unique yet affordable holiday.
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California
High atop the cliffs of Big Sur in California sits the award winning Post Ranch Inn, a luxurious escape overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Better defined as a resort than a tree house, Post Ranch Inn offers breath-taking views and contemporary architecture, set amongst the mountains and the sea. Book your stay via Postranchinn.com.
SANYA NANSHAN TREEHOUSE, HAINAN ISLAND, CHINA
The Sanya Nanshan Tree House is a rustic escape nestled amongst tamarind trees in China, literally translating to ‘Big Beach in the Sky’. Just steps away from the South China Sea, the humble abode does have electricity however guests will need to walk 35 feet for a hot shower. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org