Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tree Houses: Take Me Away

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Cedar Spire (Fife, Scotland)
Phototgrapher: Amazon Treehouses
Credit: Courtesy of Gordan Brown

I have alwys loved a good tree house and wished I had one of my own. I don't know what the fascination is about entirely but I am sure it has a little something to do with the imagination that is set free in such a space and the partnership with nature.

Sophie's Dream House (United Kingdom)
Photographer: Amazon Treehouses
Credit: Courtesy of Collins Design

The combination of escapism and creation is an appealing way to glide through some of our days.

The Learning Tree (Geneva, Switzerland)
Photographer: Vincent Thfoin
Credit: Courtesy of Abrams

The connection with nature is the main point, right?A good tree house starts with an impressive, mature tree and a little space is nuzzled within it. I love that stability and firmness coupled with the lushness of the leaves. It's a very cozy feeling being the nook of some good branches with an umbrella of leaves over head.

Riverside Tree House (United Kingdom)
Credit: Courtesy of Gordon Brown, Collins Design

And don't forget the whimsical. Wouldn't you just love to spend some time in this house over a river? Drop a line in the water and when you're done just jump in and take a dip. So magical!

Anyway, I love these houses
. The whimsical organic play that comes from these spaces is priceless. Since we aren't able to house one of these abodes in our current home I may just settle for the playmobil versions--for the kids, of course. (I'm loving all things Playmobil!)

This will certainly be under our tree this year. The forest lodge AND the tree house. How fantastic.

I also like this one. It would be good for my little guy--not too many little pieces and a nice open structure.


Joslyn said...

oooh magical for sure. thanks for the playmobile links...playmobile fairyland is at the top of our christmas list this year...love the treehouse!

Sarah's Fab Day said...

I would love to spend some time in a treehouse. Love this!