The Anatomy of Treehouses

The sky's the limit in this compilation of real-life treetop havens

Photographs by Jane Field-Lewis from The Anatomy of Treehouses by Jane Field-Lewis, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith

Summer is the time to dream of treehouses. What child doesn’t want a private retreat in a leafy canopya place to read a book or take a nap on a summer day? This desire doesn’t go away as we become adults. In fact, picture your youthful treehouse vision on steroids: Structures that are carefully crafted abodes, created by architects, builders, engineers and wood craftsman.

In The Anatomy of Treehouses, Stylish Hideaways and Retreats by Jane Field-Lewis, we’re introduced to many shapes and sizes of treehouses from around the globe. These beautifully crafted tiny houses are not made from a scrap-lumber pile and junkyard materials. On the contrary, they are bespoke structures utilizing beautiful natural and handmade materials. And there’s not a prerequisite for a tree trunk or even a leafy canopy; some of these treehouses achieve their own place in the sky on stilts. Children’s play spaces, reading rooms, writing retreats, guest bedroomsthese havens are limited only by one’s imagination:

In case you can't get enough of treehouses:
At Home in a Hidden Treehouse
Ski-In, Ski-Out Treehouses in Whitefish
A Bedroom Among the Trees

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