German firm Baumraum has built over 50 prefabricated tree houses around the world, with designs available from $6,000.
When it comes to innovative tree house design, Baumraum knows no limits. Founded in 2003 by Andreas Wenning, the German design firm has built over 50 perched spaces across the world, continuously offering clients of all ages an intimate and adventurous way to connect with nature.
"A tree house can, according to your wishes and possibilities, be planned and realized by us in different sizes, designs, and equipment," explains Wenning. "Most of our tree houses are small units, comparable to the size of a small motorhome."
Each tree house built by the firm is entirely custom-designed, taking the site plan into account, as well as the wellbeing of the trees. To reduce impact at the site, the team prefabricates many of the houses, arranging them so that the surrounding trees’ roots wouldn’t be harmed.
"Our main focus in planning and construction is the careful handling of the trees and the surrounding natural space," notes Wenning. "With our innovative constructions and materials used, we take utmost account of nature and the environment."
"When fixing the tree houses, we do so without screws and bolts and instead use guyed rope constructions," explains Wenning. "Thanks to steel cables, the tree house construction can be erected quickly and adjusted well."
While the design firm does not have a price list in the usual sense, as all tree houses are individually planned and adapted to local conditions, the prices of the houses constructed so far range between €18,000 to €150,000 (approximately $20,000 to $167,000), which includes planning, materials, installation, and interior work. However, smaller, non-insulated constructions can be built starting from €5,000 (approximately $6,000).
Below, we've rounded up several of our favorite designs by Baumraum. Ranging in size, style, and purpose, these incredible perched spaces are guaranteed to ignite your imagination.