Set on an Austrian hillside overlooking the Carinthian Mountains and Lake Millstatt, this structure functions almost like an inhabitable telescope with a large tilting window offering stunning views. The free-standing tower is, like many Baumraum creations, less like a treehouse than an observation post, but retains the feel of a treehouse nonetheless.
The Bachstelze Treehouse, also known as ‘Wagtail,’ has an almost animal-like appearance thanks to its eight spider-inspired legs. Located along a small stream in Austria and standing about 4.5 meters above the ground, the whole thing looks as if it could get up and walk away at any moment. Many of the windows open to the fresh air, and a large connecting deck offers sunbathing opportunities.
This one almost feels like a UFO hovering above a farmer’s field, preparing to land. The shape of this elevated ‘tree’ house echoes that of a traditional agricultural greenhouse, perfect for the vineyard setting on the property of a large wellness hotel in the Argentine city of Mendoza. The space offers a luxurious place to ‘glamp,’ an alternative to the hotel’s more conventional guest rooms.
With a two-level terrace and a curvilinear design, this treehouse slowly ascends ‘between alder and oak,’ as the name suggests, on a property in Osnabrück, Germany. Large windows on three sides overlook the woods, and a skylight enables stargazing when the sun goes down.