The way we choose to travel and particularly where we plan on staying can be a very personal choice, with a number of factors that influence our decision making. Before I ever decide on where to go, I tend to set myself a very clear set of “guidelines” to help find the right place. For instance, I will give myself a budget for accommodation costs, with a slightly higher budget just incase something exceptional pops up and seems like a really great experience. If I do decide that its a good idea to spend a little more on my accommodation, there has to be a real practical/emotional reason as to why it would benefit myself – otherwise I’m paying a premium, which I often think can be the wrong reason to choose a place to “rest my sleepy head”. Thats not to say I don’t like a treat… but I usually like to justifiable as to why I should pay more. Does that make sense?
My friends and I have decided to go on a city-break to Berlin in the coming months. Flights are booked and 12 of us are going! I’m so excited to be visiting! I have never visited Berlin, it always seems like such a cool city to explore… anyway, it’s got to the point where we have decided to look at accommodation – I’ve been doing hours of research and I kinda want to go back to our group of friends and say… “hey, look at awesomely brilliant, reasonably priced, affordable, quirky, fashionable and unique accommodation that I stumbled across”, but the reality is that there is often a lot more work in finding something that truly stands out and is perfect for a group of friends with a multitude of different ideas of what and where we should stay.
Somehow, while undertaking my research I became side-tracked… it may have been one of my little “give my eyes a rest from the Mac” break, which usually translates to… “Go grab a chocolate biscuit from my treat jar while making a cup of tea to down the biscuits with”. Eventually, on my return to looking for some awesome accommodation, I came across the idea of spending a vacation within a tree-house… and not just any old tree house filled with creepy crawlies – but beautifully constructed and plush tree houses that are fit for a King, Queen, or even lil ol’ me!
I didn’t find any tree-houses in Berlin, but hopefully (and selfishly on my part 😉 ), this list will make you join in with me on my new found obsession with amazing and quirky tree-houses!
1.) Germany: Görlitz Tree house at the Baumhaus Hotel
Situated up above Kulturinsel Einsiedel are nine picturesque tree houses that will pick anybody’s curiosity! All the treehouse are connected by a web of bespoke tree-top paths, which all meet in one suspended concourse where picnics, lounging and celebrations can be held. each tree-house has a little snug area where you can “perch” and relax, along with a beautifully equipped sleeping alcove. They even have larger tree-houses that can house up to 6 people. Perfect for a group of friends and a great treat for anyone!
2.) Canada: Free Spirit Sphere
A cross between a space-ship and tree-house, these spheres provide an epic way to spend a night on Vancouver Island on the west coast. The sphere are open all year around, making for a magical wintery experience!
3.) Sweden: The Mirrored Cube Experience
Want to Stay in an invisible tree-house cube? Well, look no further than Sweden which is home to one of the most beautifully designed tree-top accommodations…ever! A little more expensive than some of the other options, but well worth the experience for any special occasion!
4.) South Africa: Pezulu Treehouse Game Lodge
Nestled around Kruger National Park, the Pezulu Treehouse Game Lodge is a perfect place to relax and blend into the bush! Unwind and witness some of the most amazing wildlife the word has to offer, right form your balcony!
5.) France: Tree House – Alicourts
Enjoy the tranquility of this peaceful region of France. This tree-house getaway is perfect for anyone wanting a quirky escape at a reasonable price!
6.) New Zealand: Redwoods Tree House
So you can’t technically sleep at this awesome venue, but you can party, reserve and even eat within the tree-tops at this most spectacular venue!
7.) Sweden: The Birds Nest
Ever wanted to stay in a truly magical birds nest? Well, now is your chance! This awesome venue is back to nature experience with all the plush amenities and interiors that you would expect from a designer hotel! Beautiful!
8.) Spain: Mallorca Tree House
Want a mediterranean tree-top experience… head to the Gran Hotel Son Net’s, where a truly beautiful tree house awaits you!
9.) England: Sherwood Forest
Sleep in the land of Robin Hood! This beautiful tee house provides awesome canopy views and vistas across the forest!
10.) England: Sussex
A few hours from London, this tree-house is a home away from home! Perfect for a weekend getaway from the city!