This is the stunning “Origin” — a tiny treehouse built as a “dress” surrounding a 100-year-old oak tree in France. The treehouse hotel room wraps around the oak and comes complete with a bedroom and a luxurious bathroom. There’s even a rope bridge to an adjacent spa area with a soaking tub.
The architect said he was inspired by a bird’s nest, using small pieces of lumber to create that signature nest-like shape, just like a mama bird! It’s fresh and modern, and provides plenty of space around the tree for it to continue to grow for another 100 years!
A ladder in the middle takes you to a rooftop terrace where you get panoramic views of the forest. Book your stay here.
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Hotel Treehouse in the French Forest
The tree is surrounded by a “courtyard” that leads to the rooftop deck.
The living room area has beautiful forest views.
Windows allow you to see the tree.
A hallway on this side.
Everything is modern and open.
I would happily wake up right here.
Rainfall shower head.
Awesome basin sink.
Flush toilet provides plenty of luxury.
The treehouse blends into the forest.
View from underneath.
- ORIGIN tree house Hotel
- Built around a hundred-year-old oak
- “Wooden dress”
- Inspired by a bird-nest
- The access is a sequence: passing first from a platform suspended on another tall oak thirty meters away, which includes a heated spa and a chilling area. Then a wooden walkway, ten meters from the ground, leads you straight into the heart of the nest.
- Ladder to roof terrace with 360 degree views
- Bathroom with shower and toilet
- 23 square meters (247 square feet)
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A definite work of woodcraft artistry. I’m curious about the connection points to the tree though, as it doesn’t show how the house is supported. The only place I see is near that ladder where the floor is, and I’m wondering how that will accommodate the tree’s trunk expansion, which is crucial to it’s long term survival
Modern tree house structures are adjustable and flexible. The pin mounts in the tree are connected to the structure with flexible/movable joints that allow movement of the whole structure. So adapts to both flexing from the wind and eventual growth of the tree. While penetration openings are left with space for growth and are simply adjusted over time.
If you go to the architect’s website, the 18th photo shows the physical connection to the tree under the structure…
It’s a cool design and it would be fun to stay there. But like Davi above, I wonder how it is supported. I imagine the tree would have been better off with out this “dress.” There are a lot of elaborate treehouses, and I understand the appeal, but I’d prefer the genre were reserved for very small, lightweight structures. That said, I do like the thin boards and nest-like inspiration.