7 beautiful treehouse hotels
With the rise of commercial developments and industrialisation of major cities in order to cater for increased demand and population growth, the idea of treehouse accommodation is a popular phenomenon within all cultures.
Connecting the modern world with nature, we take a look at several treehouse hotels which have been built sustainably, allowing visitors to connect with the landscape and local wildlife.
Treehouse Hideaway: India
The Treehouse Hideaway in India is situated within the jungle, high up in the trees, providing stunning views of the landscape, but also provides you with being amongst the wildlife below.
Built from local wood, the build incorporates all modern amenities, with a dining hall, bar and living area for visitors to enjoy.
Robins Nest Treehouse Hotel: Sweden
Founded by Peter Becker and built in 2014, the Robins Nest Treehouse Hotel in Sweden is a sustainability project, making visitors closer with nature.
Constructed with all sustainable materials, the treehouses are suitable for up to four people and are accessible via a bridge.
Treehouse Hotel: Kulturinsel, Germany
Built within the Gering Elten Adventure Parks, the Treehouse Hotel in Germany is open to couples, families and thrill seekers, with an array of different themes situated within the nine treehouses which can accommodate 4—6 people.
Treehouse Lodge: Peru
Situated within the Peruvian Amazon, the Treehouse Lodge in Peru has eight treehouses which enable visitors to view the jungle below surrounding rainforest, wildlife and local rivers, with local fishermen close by.
All treehouse lodges can be accessed via a staircase or steel cable bridge.
Dominican Treehouse Village
Built in 2014, the Dominican Treehouse Village comprises of tree house cabins situated within the jungle, which are linked through rope bridges. Ideal for thrill seekers, there are a range of activities on offer.
Constructed with sustainable, local materials, the tourist village has been built locally, providing jobs within the region and boosting the local economy, all whilst providing sustainable accommodation.
Treehouse Point: Seattle
Popular with weddings and overnight stays, Treehouse Point is an adult only establishment, comprising over seven treehouses, allowing you to wake up to the sound of birds and local rivers whilst enjoying forest views.
Treehouse Lodge: Costa Rica
Brilliant for couples and families, Treehouse Lodge comprises of five different houses, all with an array of designs.
Designed by Edsart Besier, fallen trees were utilised within the building works, at which further sustainable sources such as solar are incorporated within the eco-friendly spaces.
Visitors can access the treehouse lodge build via a suspension bridge, at which the construction has been built over two floors.
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UK Construction Week: winners revealed
The inaugural UKCW Construction Awards took place on the UKCW main stage this week at the NEC in Birmingham. The awards celebrate innovation and excellence for a range of large and small contractors architects, clients and suppliers. The winners were announced by architect George Clarke and main media partner Construction Buzz.
Contractor of 2019 - Sir Robert McAlpine
Construction Client of 2019 - Scape Group
Architectural Practice of 2019 - Grimshaw Architects
House Builder of 2019 - Swan Housing
Construction Supplier of 2019 - Ward
Construction Project of 2019 - Royal Opera House
Construction Employer of 2019 - Aylaa Exclusive
Digital Pioneer 2019 - Atkins
Modern Methods of Construction Pioneer 2019 - Mace
Production Innovation Award 2019 - Laing O'Rourke
Sir Robert McAlpine is celebrating its 150th anniversary and has stated: "Our 150th anniversary celebrations have been hard to miss on a number of sites across the country thanks to the presence of specially produced panels incorporated within our hoardings. This milestone year provided the opportunity to honour the vision and hard work of all those who have played their part in our long and successful history.
Nathan Garnett, event director at UK Construction Week, commented:
“We have wanted to host these awards for some time, but this year it was made possible by our industry Role Models who gave us their very honest and forthright views on who should receive these accolades.
“The businesses chosen as winners from a shortlist of more than 60 companies have convinced the toughest of judges – the people who are part of their delivery partners or supply chains, and the people who are inspiring others to join the construction industry.
“So it is great to be able to recognise the excellence we see all around us in this sector, and the businesses who are forging ahead on innovation despite the climate of uncertainty that is affecting construction so badly. They are beacons of light for the whole sector.”
UK Construction Week (UKCW) consists of multiple sections: Build, Building Tech, Civils, Energy & HVAC, Surface & Materials and Timber along with the newly launched Concrete Expo and Grand Designs Live. Next year's event takes place at Birmingham's NEC October 6-8.