About an hour’s drive outside Austin, a dreamy treehouse awaits guests seeking respite in nature.

Will Beilharz, designer and founder of ArtisTree, has completed the Yoki House, the fifth eco-luxury addition to the treehouse resort at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours in central Texas.

Nestled between two old-growth bald cypress trees, the romantic rentable treehouse takes inspiration from the spring-fed creek that lies 25 feet below the suspended structure.

Elevated above a spring-fed creek, Yoki draws inspiration from the "healing powers of water."

Elevated above a spring-fed creek, Yoki draws inspiration from the “healing powers of water.”

Smiling Forest

“Water is life—one of our most precious resources, and Artistree treehouses are designed to let people experience nature’s resources more intimately,” says Will, who christened the treehouse ‘Yoki’ after the Hopi Native American word for rain.

"The most challenging part of the project was the fact that the foundation started 25 feet in the air. Until the foundation was built, every piece of material needed to be rigged into place via ropes, chains, and cables," Will says.

“The most challenging part of the project was the fact that the foundation started 25 feet in the air. Until the foundation was built, every piece of material needed to be rigged into place via ropes, chains, and cables,” Will says.

Smiling Forest

The roof is standing-seam galvanized metal and the siding is Thermory driftwood. "The exteriors we drew from the color’s of the trees and surrounding rock cliffs to come up with a grey driftwood look," says Will about his choice of siding.

The roof is standing-seam galvanized metal and the siding is Thermory driftwood.

Smiling Forest

See the full story on Dwell.com: Escape to the Texan Treetops in This Eco-Luxe Treehouse

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