13 treehouses you will not believe exist

13 treehouses you will not believe exist

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From Ecuador to Auckland — The Duchess of Northumberland is paranoid Kew Gardens has copied her treehouse designs but the real revolutionary woodland homes exist elsewhere.

The Duchess of Northumberland is apparently having kittens because Kew Gardens have ‘copied’ a tree walkway idea she planned to add to her decadent treehouse at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland.

Not exactly in the spirit of treehouses. Excuse us if we’ve missed the point but isn’t the world big enough for as many treehouses, and tree-top walkways, as the heart desires?

In order to prove that point, here are some of our favourites, from every corner of the globe.

Northumberland, UK
Duchess of Northumberland’s 6,000 sq ft treehouse at Alnwick Castle.

North Carolina, USA
Huck contributor Mike Belleme used to live in this treehouse in North Carolina. We coaxed him out of it and flew him to Miami to shoot the Cat Power issue of Huck.
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Sendai, Tokyo
Pro surfer Rob Machado visits legendary treehouse builder Takashi Kobayashi during the final stages of what Takashi describes as “his most important treehouse” to date.

Papua, Indonesian New Guinea
Treehouses built by the Korowai tribe in Papua, Indonesian New Guinea.

Banos, Ecuador
‘Swing at the End of the World’ in Banos, Ecuador, over the edge of a clip with a 2660m drop and a view of Mt. Tungurahua, the active volcano in the near distance. Know as Casa del Arbol or “The Treehouse”.

Sierra Nevada, Spain
A humble treehouse between the native oaks of the Nature Park Sierra de Huétor, available to rent through Airbnb.

Auckland, New Zealand
The Yellow Tree House Restaurant, built as an unusual marketing campaign for the Yellow Pages. Lol.

Harads, Sweden
The Mirrorcube is an exciting hide-out among the trees, camouflaged by mirrored walls.
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British Columbia, Canada
British Columbia’s tallest treehouse at 47-feet high in “The Enchanted Forest” between Revelstoke and Sicamous, British Columbia.

Devon, UK
A luxury treehouse built in the grounds of the Fox and Hounds hotel in Devon.

Abiansemal, Bali
A six storey bamboo house set within a canopy of trees overlooking the river valley landscape along Bali’s sacred Ayung River.

Costa Rica, Central America
Topsy turvy treehouse in Costa Rica designed by eco architect Michael Cranford.

Anywhere, the world
Okay technically not a treehouse but if you can float it through the waterways of the world, I’m sure you could mount it on a tree and LOOK at it! Too pretty not to include this incredible floating house built out of salvaged materials by street artist Swoon.