Forever on the lookout for the most unique accommodation on the planet, take a look at these incredible Tree Houses proposed for the Dolomites of northern Italy. Designed by Peter Pichler Architecture, the black wooden-clad structures are characterised by their sharply pointed roofs, offering guests the ‘opportunity to connect with nature’.
Milan-based Peter Pichler Architecture describes the new proposed Tree House project in the Italian Dolomites as a ‘slow down’ form of tourism, where “nature and the integration of architecture within it plays the primary role.” One glance of the first renderings and it’s easy to see what they mean.
The treehouses will range between 35 and 45 square metres in area, with each one designed with the same steeply pointed roof and base. The shape is inspired by surrounding fir and larch trees and as such, the structures will be built almost entirely from the same locally sourced wood.
Inside, each treehouse will be lined with untreated fir wood for a warm interior that contrasts with the black-painted facade. Each Tree House will be split into two levels which maximise views with floor-to-ceiling windows. The lower level will contain a lounge area, alongside a bathroom and an open-tread stair that leads to the upper level.
Upstairs, bedrooms look out over the mountains, while a second small bathroom will be found at the back of the structure. Each treehouse will be as sustainable as possible with tanks collecting reusable rainwater and geothermal heat pumps used for heating in the winter.
Head over to the Peter Pichler Architecture for more details.
Another incredible treehouse hotel in Europe is the Atelier-Lavit-designed Origin Tree House. Perched in a hundred-year-old oak tree near Paris in France, it’s inspired by the nests of neighbouring birds and is available to book on Airbnb.