9 Breathtaking Tree Houses You Can Rent on Airbnb This Summer

Tree houses are typically the stuff of imaginary kingdoms, fantasy novels, or our childhood memories. But if you’re in need of an actual escape, these treetop homes will help you get away IRL.
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Determined to make our dreams of living in a tree house come true, we did what any adventurous traveler with a taste for niche architecture would: We scoured Airbnb for the best treetop shelters around the world. And we were pleasantly surprised to find a plethora of options. So whether you’re seeking to hop around the treetops this summer, or simply looking for a mini getaway, below are a few picks that’ll make for a memorable escape.

A Whimsical Set of Tiny Tree Houses in Texas Hill Country

A massive industrial-style door rolls up and ties the living area and the book nook to the outdoors, where a large tree punctures the wood decking.

Located just south of San Francisco in Santa Cruz, California, this heavenly home is perfect for a weekend getaway if you’re in the Bay Area. Complete with ocean views and large glass windows that surround the entire structure, it can sleep up to six guests.

Through the dense jungle of the Fern Forest on Hawaii’s Big Island, is this secluded bamboo tree house. Nestled in the local flora 15 feet in the air, you ascend to your retreat via a ladder and through a trapdoor. Volcano National Park is just ten miles away.

This enchanting tree house is perched above natural hot and cold springs right on the premises. There are also a number of surrounding hiking trails just steps away.

This rentable cabin is located on a wooded 14-acre property a stone’s throw from Woodstock and a two-hour drive from the Big Apple. Built from wood locally sourced in the Catskills, the sprawling 743-square-foot treehouse has a unique geometric form with big windows, skylights, and decking that creates a seamless transition to the great outdoors.

Located along a Northern Italian hillside, this wooden getaway offers panoramic countryside views, along with calming fragrances from the surrounding linden trees and herb garden. A swimming pool is also provided on the property, as well as numerous nature walks.

This Atlanta treehouse would make even the Ewoks jealous. It consists of three separate rooms—Mind, Body, and Spirit— that are interconnected via rope bridges. Though secluded and seemingly remote, it sits just minutes from town.

Designer and builder Dustin Feider started O2 Treehouse to inspire people to "reconsider how we can more harmlessly co-exist with nature," and the company now offers stays in the Pinecone Tree House on Airbnb. The structure is suspended in the forest and can be accessed via a steep wooden ladder and a trap door that unfolds from the top.

This treehouse is located near a golf course—but with a perch in the forest canopy, a Nordic bath, and a mysterious, hovering sphere, you likely won’t be taking to the links.


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