A Photo Tour of Enchanting Tree Houses for Grown Ups

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Philip Jodidio, one of the world’s most popular writers on the subject of architecture, has written a fantastic book set to be released mid-December titled Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air . Proof that enchanting treetop dwellings aren’t just the stuff of childhood fantasies, the stunning tome takes readers around the world to peek inside 50 of the most imaginative, awe-inspiring, at-one-with-nature digs for modern day dilettantes. From Sweden’s Treehotel inspired by the philosophic film The Tree Lover to Andreas Wenning’s treetop baumraums, click through to check out some of the incredible havens featured in this beautiful book. What do you think — could you live in one of these tree dream houses?

Teahouse Tetsu by Terunobu Fujimori – Hokuto City, Japan

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The UFO by Inredningsgruppen at Treehotel – Harads, Sweden

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The Mirrorcube by Tham & Videgård at Treehotel – Harads, Sweden

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Between Alder and Oak Baumraum by Andreas Wenning – Osnabrück, Germany

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4tree house by Lukasz Kos – Lake Muskoka, Ontario, Canada

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Free Spirit Spheres by Tom Chudleigh – British Columbia, Canada

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Tree House by Nicko Bjorn Elliot – Toronto, Canada

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Bialsky Tree House by Michael Ince – Bridgehampton, New York

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Pilotis in a Forest by Go Hasegawa – Gunma, Japan

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