As big as mansions or as small as play forts, these tree structures situated in locales from California to Japan are childhood fantasies come to life. See the world’s 20 Most Amazing Tree Houses after the jump…
Beach Rock Tree House 1 of 22
Takashi Kobayash's Okinawa treehouse can be visited at Japan's Beach Rock Resort.
Alnwick Garden 2 of 22
This gigantic house at Alnwick Garden has trees growing up and through the structure.
Kadir’s Treehouse 3 of 22
Kadir's Treehouse is a hostel on southern Turkey's Mediterranean coast.
Blum House 4 of 22
A modern gem built by Dustin Feider of O2 Sustainability.
Firesphere House 5 of 22
Another of Roderick Romero's stunning treetop creations, this one built on eucalyptus trees in Brentwood, CA.
Greenwich Village Treehouse 6 of 22
After a long legal battle, artist Melinda Hackett's backyard treehouse in New York City was granted landmark status and allowed to stand.
Finca Bellavista 7 of 22
The Finca Bellavista community in Costa Rica is home to 24 structures all hanging from trees.
Lantern House 8 of 22
Designed by Roderick Romero, this treehouse is Santa Monica, CA was built of 99 percent salvaged lumber — including the stained glass, which he recovered from an old movie set.
Pat and Laurie’s Treehouse 9 of 22
An amazing creation of Peter Nelson's Treehouse Workshop, Inc., this structure in Western Washington includes a span installed by Sahale Bridge Builders of Seattle.
Horace Cathedral 10 of 22Horace Burgess of Crossville, Tenn has been working on his creation for 20 years using reclaimed barn wood.
Free Spirit Spheres 11 of 22
Built on vision and engineering, these handcrafted spheres are suspended like pendants from a web of rope. They occupy a truly unique place in the world on the west coast of Vancouver island, while providing a habitat for the un-tamed spirit that exists in us all.Free Spirit Spheres.
The Driftwood Egg Treehouse 12 of 22
Built by famous treehouse designer Takashi Kobayash of driftwood gathered from a nearby beach for a NescafÃ© television commercial, this lovely structure is nestled on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido.
4Treehouse 13 of 22
Designed by Luskaz Kos the 4Treehouse is suspended 20 feet above the forest floor with steel cables in Lake Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.
Baumraum Treehouse 14 of 22
A stunning treehouse from German firm Baumraum.
02 Treehouse 15 of 22
Designed by Dustin Feider, the O2 Treehouse is made completely of recycled materials and is suspended rather than bolted to the trees to minimize environmental impact.
Alnwick Garden 16 of 22
Another view of Alnwick Garden.
Hang Nga’s Tree House 17 of 22
Known to Vietnamese locals as "The Crazy House," it's owned by the daughter of the ex-president of Vietnam, who studied architecture in Moscow. See more picture of it at travelogues.net.
Finca Bellavista 18 of 22
Another view of Finca Bellavista, a community in Costa Rica of 24 structures all hanging from trees.
Too High Tea House 19 of 22Designed by Terunobu Fujimori, this tea house sits in Chino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, atop three chestnut trees.
Temple of the Blue Moon 20 of 22
Peter Nelson designs magical treehouse through his company Treehouse Workshop, Inc, including this one in Fall City, Washington.
Banyan Treehouse 21 of 22
Built by Rockefeller Partners Architects, this structure functions as an art studio/guesthouse in the Nichol's Canyon area of Los Angeles, CA.
Redwoods Treehouse Restaurant 22 of 22
This restaurant near Auckland, new Zealand was built by Pacific Environment Architects, Ltd. as part of a marketing campaign for the Yellow Pages.
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