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April 22, 2015
Release your inner child by hanging around a modern tree house.
Cantilevered tree house in the Puerto Rico tropics

Artist Radamés “Juni” Figueroa crafted this sustainable tree house in the Puerto Rican tropics as an inventive take on the exhibition space.

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Radamés “Juni” Figueroa
Originally appeared in Tree House Retreat Made of Repurposed Materials
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Freestanding treehouse in Garrison, New York

A 17-foot-tall freestanding treehouse that designer Sharon Davis designed for her family in upstate New York can only be entered by climbing taut netting and entering through a trap door. The polycarbonate interior is bound by an exterior band of reclaimed white-cedar siding, which is open to the sky. 

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Originally appeared in Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York
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Transforming homes into short-term rentals, Airbnb has reimagined how we use our houses, and where we lay our heads when we're on the road. Believe it or not, you can rent this tree house in Vermont

Originally appeared in Airbnb Comes Home Preview
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Flying Pigsty by Amir Sanei

British architect and designer Amir Sanei created a unique take on the tree house for his sons with the "Flying Pigsty." The floating structure provides the perfect place for young boys—or pigs with wings—to wile away summer afternoons.

Originally appeared in Where Pigs Fly
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Multi-floor treehouse in Hawaii

Made from wooden pallets, a tree house was a requirement for the kids in this Hawaiian home.

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Originally appeared in Grateful Shed
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DEDON's Nestrest, a Hershey's Kiss-shaped faux birds' nest made of weatherproof fibers, can sit on the ground or hang from a tree limb.

Originally appeared in Nesting Instinct
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The Post Ranch Inn, designed by acclaimed Big Sur architect Mickey Muennig, consists of a series of freestanding units that fuse Muennig's organic vernacular with a modern sensibility. The Treehouse, pictured here, features Cor-Ten panels. 

Originally appeared in Coastal Commissions
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Modern treehouse in Belgium.

More than just a small space to relax, design firm Baumraum’s modern tree house in Belgium sparks a dialogue about nature and architecture. "The house should always be in dialogue with the tree, whether in contrast or a symbiotic way,” says founder, Andreas Wenning. 

Originally appeared in A Modern Treehouse in Belgium
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Cantilevered tree house in the Puerto Rico tropics

Artist Radamés “Juni” Figueroa crafted this sustainable tree house in the Puerto Rican tropics as an inventive take on the exhibition space.

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