We've seen some cool treehouses here at Inhabitat, but never as zany as this creepy hotel in Dalat, Vietnam. Unlike regular treehouses, which sit upon the branches of trees, the Hang Nga Guesthouse (a.k.a. "Crazy House") actually is a tree (although some of it is made of concrete and other materials). Named for the architect who built it, Hang Viet Nga, the spooky hotel is known for its Alice in Wonderland-ish, dark fairy tale mood and wildly organic twists and turns. Would you stay at this weird and wonderful treehouse retreat?
Inside the Crazy House, visitors can follow guides up ladders, into nooks and crannies, and through tunnels. The house is actually more like a gallery than a hotel, with giant animals on display like a spider and a giraffe that doubles as a mini tea house. The Gaudi-esque treehouse also contains a number of themed rooms, a monkey cage, outdoor balconies, and a sculpture garden for guests to enjoy. According to a number of travel sites, the architect herself is also often available on the scene to chat with about her wacky aesthetic.
While we wish that the interior of the house offered more sustainable design features—we couldn’t find evidence of any, but please correct us if we are wrong—we love the thought of being able to stay the night tucked away inside this enormous, though somewhat artificial, tree trunk. If you’re ever in Vietnam, be sure to stop by and see it for yourself!