Want that feeling of being “in the trees” without the hassle of multiple flights of stairs or ladders? This Snake House in Portugal, designed by Father-Son team, Tiago & Lus, uses a long gradual ramp to take you from ground level into the “snake head” main living area.
Inside the compact home you’ll find a kitchentte, split bathroom with a toilet room and shower room, and a main living space that includes a couch bed and a queen bed with dazzling forest views! It’s a really cool concept for a “tree house” that doesn’t actually harm any trees.
You can watch the great video tour by FLORB to learn more about the design concept and construction at the end of the post, or book your stay at the Snake House here.
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No Stairs Here (Or Tree Damage) in this Tree House
This awesome house looks great in the trees.
Here’s the ramp that takes you into the house.
The main living area with a TV and seating area.
The couch becomes a pull-out bed for an extra person.
Wow! Look at those amazing views from the bed (there’s a shade that comes down, too).
Here’s the compact kitchen area.
The toilet room is on one side, and the shower is on the other side.
VIDEO: Snake House in the Trees
*NOTE: The video says this is wheelchair-accessible. Due to the lack of interior space, we at Tiny House Talk wouldn’t say this is ADA compliant, but it’s still a cool concept and the ramp is a nice touch!
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I would love to stay in one of these. Very interesting. I might prefer if the partition/headboard were a bit lower, but that’s a minor thing. Cool construction.
So glad you enjoyed it!
well that is something you don’t see every day. Or any day but this day yes? I don’t know if I would call it a tree house but more of a sky house. But whatever you call it it’s beautiful and enchanting. I would love to live in a place like this 😍
Such steep land is cheap so you could save a lot for the price of a few pilings. Though I’d tend to build into the cliff to take advantage of ground heat, cooling.
I’d have made the inside area larger about 25% and more open so regular furniture can be used and not waste so much material on the walkway.