8. The MirrorCube
The Tree Hotel in Sweden has possibly one of the most minimal tree houses in the world. The Mirrorcube is an exciting hide-out among the trees, camouflaged by mirrored walls that reflect their surroundings. The dimensions are 4x4x4 meters. The base consists of an aluminum frame around the tree trunk and the walls are covered with reflective glass. To prevent birds from flying into the mirrored walls, they have been clad with infrared film. The color is invisible to humans, but visible to the birds.
The Mirrorcube reflects the surrounding forest and sky. It is accessed by rope bridge. The plywood interior is designed to accommodate two people, containing a double bed, bathroom, living room and roof terrace.
7. High-Tech Hideaway
This amazing tree house was design and built by Blue Forest, in response to the client’s brief to create a James Bond-style hideaway for his children. It is located on a beautiful private estate in Athens, Greece. The tree house is the epitome of luxury and has been designed to accommodate some fantastic high-tech gadgetry. This includes a state-of-the-art biometric security system, featuring fingerprint locks and a CCTV system. This controls five ultra sharp, color night vision cameras, which are positioned to cover the entrance / exit to the tree house.
The control center allows the user to move and zoom the cameras and take still shots or video footage of any intruders. The interior of the tree house is equipped with every comfort including a kitchenette, bathroom, and an entertainment area equipped with a plasma screen television, game consoles, and digital photo frames.
This is at number seven among spectacular tree houses in the world. It marries high tech home comforts with elements of play and the excitement of a secret agents base among the high branches. Like all Blue Forest’s bespoke builds, this high tech tree house takes the landscape of the area into account, fitting snugly between the trees and branches and incorporating them within the structure where possible. (source, blueforest.com)