Modern Tree Houses: 14 Awesome Arboreal Dwelling Designs

Simple DIY Freestanding Treehouse

Modern Treehouses DIY Freestanding

Seeing how simple the frame is for this freestanding backyard treehouse might just inspire you to build your own. Slovenian designer Ravnikar Potokar set this two-story getaway into a cluster of trees and installed a large glass window for taking in the landscape.

Floating Rectangles and UFOs at Tree Hotel

Modern Treehouses Harads

Sweden’s Treehotel offers a variety of stunning treehouse options, from a floating rectilinear structure to a mirrored cube and even a pod that looks like a UFO. Each room is entirely unique, set into the small village of Harads overlooking the Lule River valley.

Wheelchair-Accessible Tree House

Modern Treehouses Wheelchair Accessible

It may not be elevated into the treetops, but this residence by 6a architects manages to capture the same feel for a woman who has become more reliant on her wheelchair. Made of reclaimed wood, the home gently flows from a half-story in height down to ground level.

Casa En El Arbol

Modern Treehouses Casa Arbol

A sprawling tree cradles ‘Casa en el Arbol,’ a rustic modern tree house by Urbanarbolismo located in Extremadura, Spain.

Boxy Treehouse Tower

Modern Treehouses Boxy Tower

Here’s an unusual take on the iconic tree house: a tower of stacked volumes that reaches nearly as high into the sky as the pines that surround it. The boxy modern observation tower is located in the Netherlands and features a climbable facade as well as six levels of lookout points.