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These treehouses will make you feel like a child again

BY READERS DIGEST

1st Jan 2015 Travel

These treehouses will make you feel like a child again

These elaborate treehouses from all around the world prove that we're never too old for climbing trees. From luxury hotels to boy scout hideaways, there's a treehouse for every occasion. 

1. The Lodge on Loch Goil, Scotland

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Images via The Lodge

Situated right on the edge of this Scottish Highlands loch, this treehouse can accommodate up to 24 adults and is available to hire for weddings, dinner parties and other private events.

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With stunning views of the surrounding mountains and a cosy interior, you'll never want to leave this dream house. 

 

2. Playa Viva in Juluchuca, Mexico

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Images via Playa Viva

Playa Viva is an incredible Mexican hotel consisting of a series of treehouses, all situated on a picture-perfect beach just north of Acapulco.

These high luxury rooms are extremely environmentally friendly as they're made with bamboo and all the hot water and energy is completely solar powered.

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The magical surrounding area includes a forest, Aztec archaeological site, turtle sanctuary, yoga retreat and pretty beaches complete with tall, leafy palm trees. 

 

3. The Woodsman's Treehouse, Dorset

This idyllic woodland treehouse stands at an impressive 40ft high and took five months for local green workers to construct. 

Featuring a hot tub, sauna and pizza oven, many happy hours could be spent just unearthing all the secret luxuries of this fun hide out. 

 

4. Treehotel UFO, Sweden

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It looks like something straight out of science fiction, but this out-of-this-world structure is actually a hotel, hovering six metres off the floor in the midst of a Swedish forest just north of Stockholm.

The space-age construction is one of Treehotel's many sky-high rooms, each with a distinct theme, located in Harads, near the Lule river, of which they all have a spectacular view. 

 

5. The Sustainability Treehouse, West Virginia


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Standing at an impressive 38 feet from the ground, this huge treehouse was designed as the permanent home of Jamboree of the Boy Scouts of America, which takes place for two weeks every four years.

It also doubles up as a treetop exhibition centre for visitors to the surrounding West Virginia park.

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Architects of this treehouse used materials that would naturally weather in order to reduce the need for maintenance and it also generates its own electricity, heat and clean water. 

 

6. Tubular tree house, Kazakhstan

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A treehouse this good is the stuff of fantasy: and this design from Kazakhstan architects A. Masow remains so, for now.

Currently looking for investment, this inverted treehouse design aims to create a fusion between nature and habitat.

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The 65-foot tubular structure will be built around a living tree with inbuilt solar panels meaning it could be built off the grid in a suitably remote location.

Should if find an investor, the sustainable structure would also collect and reuse rainwater and serve as space for the public to enjoy. 

 

7. Treehouse Solling, Germany

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Image via Dezeen

Nestled into the grounds of an old forester's cottage in Lower Saxony, this arched treehouse, made from steel and timber, provides the guesthouse for a nearby cottage. 

During the day, the treehouse makes the perfect vantage point for observing the lake's wildlife, including frogs, fish and deer. 

 

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