Here is a list of top 10 spectacular tree houses from around the world. These are some of the incredible tree house building designs and ideas that range from functional to fanciful, sustainable to strange and affordable to incredibly expensive. Some structures are built on trees or hung from trees, but some unusual tree house building designs are even grown from trees or built right into a tree. Some people live in trees as a luxury, some to help save the environment and others out of tradition or necessity. And some tree houses were expressly built by owners for the purpose of renting.
These are top 10 spectacular tree houses around the world.
10. Alnwick Garden Treehouse
The Duke and Duchess of Northumberland commissioned this spectacular tree house to be the jewel in the crown at Alnwick Gardens, the largest public open gardens in Europe. The tree house accommodates a 120 seat restaurant, two classrooms, juice bar, and visitor facilities; All connected via tree top walk ways and rope bridges. The project was completed in 2005, and is constructed from sustainably sourced cedar from Canadian, English and Scottish pine.
One of the world’s most beautiful and unique restaurants to be found at the heart of the Treehouse. The structure spreads across many trees in a small glade. There is an expansive deck area and rope bridge loop behind the house. The building comprising the following features.
- Main house with two towers and extensive decked area
- Two subsidiary tree houses linked to the main deck
- Walkway to reach the spectacular tree house
- A three-sided partially covered raised walkway through the trees
- Two suspension bridges
9. The Minister’s Tree house
Located in Crossville, Tennessee, the Minister’s house is the world’s biggest tree house, and was built by Horace Burgess. It is 97 foot tall (30m), 10-story high, uses 6 trees as its foundations, and took over 14 years to be built. Unfortunately, this ambitious project has been closed down since 2012. So far the tree house has cost a modest estimated €10k. This is due to most of the construction timber being recycled or donated from local construction sites.
The world’s largest tree house has a penthouse on the 10th floor. There is a large space in the center of the building that can be used for both devotional prayers as well as basketball games. It also has a church supported by a still-living 80-foot-tall white oak tree with a 12-foot diameter base, relying on six other oaks for support.
Horace Burgess (the owner) claims that God personally gave him the contract to build this spectacular tree house.