The Baumgeflüster treehouse resort | baumraum

The Baumgeflüster treehouse resort in Germany. Each treehouse has one bedroom in 383 sq ft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

A child’s dream of living in a treehouse endures into adulthood, as evidenced by the popularity of treehouse hotels. These one-of-a-kind accommodations allow grownups to make the dream come true, even if just for a night or two. A recent addition to these boutique accommodations is Resort Baumgeflüster (“rustling trees”) in Lower Saxony, Germany.

The owners wanted to turn their defunct farm into a tourist resort where guests could enjoy the natural surroundings. Treehouse architect baumraum developed a plan that would see some of the unused farm buildings restored for use as activity centers. Guests would stay in treehouses in the woods on a secluded part of the farm. Four treehouses have been built so far with more planned.

The Baumgeflüster treehouse resort in Germany. Each treehouse has one bedroom in 383 sq ft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

The treehouses are supported about 3.5 m (12′) in the air by fourteen slender steel posts. Each post is set at a slightly different angle, much like the surrounding trees. The outboard ends of the decks are hung from the trees by stainless steel cables. Untreated larch cladding helps the treehouses visually recede into the forest.

The Baumgeflüster treehouse resort in Germany. Each treehouse has one bedroom in 383 sq ft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

Each treehouse has an efficient linear floor plan with 35.6 m2 (383 ft2) of interior space. The living area and bedroom are at either end with a luxurious bathroom in the middle. The living area has a compact kitchenette and couches that can sleep two additional guests. The walls, floor and ceiling are all finished with the same larch used on the outside. Large windows allow for viewing the forest and bird watching from inside.

The Baumgeflüster treehouse resort in Germany. Each treehouse has one bedroom in 383 sq ft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

These treehouses aren’t just for summer; they are insulated and heated for year-round use, with in-floor heat in the bathrooms and radiators elsewhere. There is a certain appeal to holing up in a cozy treehouse while the snow flies outside! You can book a stay or learn more through the Resort Baumgeflüster website.

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Photographs by Alasdair Jardine, Philipp Herrnberger and Toma Babovic, courtesy of Resort Baumgeflüster and baumraum.

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