As children, many of us dreamed of living in an enchanted house high up in the trees. The magic of tree houses has been shaped by a long tradition shared by many cultures and is featured in many of our most beloved stories such as The Swiss Family Robinson, Peter Pan or The Lord of the Rings.
Now your dreams can become a reality with the inspiring and varied abodes featured in Tree Houses (Skyhorse Publishing, October 8, 2013, $50), compiled by the Barcelona-based Loft Publications. If you still like the idea of living in direct contact with trees, if you are considering the possibility of building your home between the branches of a leafy giant or if you simply like to imagine what it would be like to live in a real tree house, then this is the book for you.
At its core, Tree Houses illustrates a varied selection of structures built on or hung from trees. Inspiring photographs and drawings show how they can be used as luxury retreats, play forts, and functional lookouts. Sometimes remote and isolated, they enjoy the nostalgic associations with childhood memories.
Inside, you’ll find over four hundred color photos illustrating fifty examples of houses that serve very different purposes. They range from functional to capricious, affordable to expensive, and sustainable to bizarre. You’ll see how location provides the inspiration in the interior design of many of the tree houses and how the final product turns these buildings into some of the most enviable real estate in the world.
For more information or to order the book, visit skyhorsepublishing.com.