Summer is here, and there’s only one thing on our minds - vacation! And what better way to escape hot and sticky city life than visiting a treehouse retreat? Part childhood fantasy, part all-natural oasis, these tree houses range from rustic to luxurious. Check out our gallery to see six of our absolute favorites - from Sweden's stunning Treehotel to Baumraum's elegant treetop retreat, Dre Wapenaar's raindrop-shaped Treetents, and the swirling Yellow Treehouse Restaurant.
Head up to the Pacific Northwest and buy or rent your very own hanging treehouse that looks more like a place an Ewok or Jules Verne would call home. The spacey spheres, designed by Tom Chudleigh, are handmade from fiberglass and local woods. Strung up from neighboring trees, each pod can sleep up to four, and can be hooked up to an electric line.
German Architects Baumraum are known for their extraordinary treehouses, and this one at World of Living is no different. Located in Rheinau Baden-Linx, Germany, this treehouse rests on spindly spider legs, almost 3 storeys above the ground. Inside, the vaulted ceilings are lined with giant oak leaf wallpaper, which emulates a tree canopy. Guests can relax on the rotating chairs, and take in the views of the park.
Want more treehouse goodness? Check out the rest of our roundup here or by clicking through our gallery.