16 Unbelievable Tree Houses We’re Pining Over

These spellbinding tree houses will bring your childhood dreams to life.

Ethan Schussler built his first tree house at 12 years old. His today, in Sandpoint, Idaho, sits 30 feet above the ground and is accessed, if not by the rope ladder, an

Few dwellings capture the imagination like tree houses—and when they’re designed by talented architects, the effect is positively enchanting. These 16 tree houses pack in fantastical features ranging from bicycle-powered elevators to metal slides and built-in hammocks perfect for stargazing.

4TREEHOUSE by Lukasz Kos

The 4TREEHOUSE features a futuristic illuminated facade that looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie.

The 4TREEHOUSE features a futuristic illuminated facade that looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie.

Photo Courtesy of Lukaksz Kos

The 4TREEHOUSE is a two-ton, 410-square-foot tree house suspended 20 feet off the ground from steel airline cables anchored to four tree trunks. Toronto–based architect Lukasz Kos says, “This was really a parameter-driven project. That is, I had to let the trees decide how the house would be.”

Pinecone by O2 Tree House

The Pincecone tree house is accessed via a steep wooden ladder and a trap door that unfolds down from the top.

The Pincecone tree house is accessed via a steep wooden ladder and a trap door that unfolds down from the top.

Photo by Garna Raditya

Oakland–based O2 Tree House uses steel, wood, and glass to create tiny pincecone-shaped homes that look like ornaments hanging from from the treetops. Best of all, they’re available for purchase—so you can have your own forest getaway.

Modern Tree House by Baumraum

The cabin's curved zinc shell exudes a rugged, industrial look.

The cabin’s curved zinc shell exudes a rugged, industrial look.

Photo Courtesy of Baumraum

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