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19 Treehouses That Look Like UFOS

These treehouses are all out of this world.


The Bird’s Nest

The Bird’s Nest is part of the Treehotel compound in Sweden and well-camouflaged with branches secluding the view. Inside the treehouse is pure luxury with its circular design.

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Copper Nest

The Copper Nest connects to an existing deck at a home outside of Milwaukee and includes reclaimed wood in half of its construction. It also uses steel awnings that were given a rust patina that blends into the background of the wooded area. Check out the strangest and most unique hotels around the world.



Over in the U.K., specifically in Cornwall, is the Lost Meadow Treepod, which seems just suspended in air. It’s built with recycled materials and uses cedar siding. The Lost Meadow is 20 acres of ancient oaks and meadow. It also sits near a babbling river for a complete outdoor experience. These are the coolest tiny homes in every state.

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The HemLoft

Joel Allen’s treehouse project, The HemLoft, didn’t necessarily begin as a project that would harness reclaimed/recycled material, but it turned out that way after he sourced material from Craigslist to help complete the floor of his project. The HemLoft is located in Whistler, British Columbia, and is now part of the Medicine Trail and a stop during guided hiking and snowshoe trips.



Free Spirit Spheres has an assortment of cool-looking treehouses that could been seen as UFOs. It might be a bit of an adventure to get to the site four hours north of Vancouver. Here are more magical treehouses you’ll want to rent.


Free Spirit Spheres boasts three pods that are available to rent, and there’s a fourth on the way. This one is aptly named Melody. The spheres are built on the principles of biomimicry, which, according to the Biomimicry Institute is “an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are well-adapted to life on earth over the long haul.”



You can imagine you’re flying through space in one of the spheres from Free Spirit Spheres. Luna is the latest treehouse Free Spirit Spheres has rolled out. There’s a double bed along with areas to lounge. It might feel similar to hanging out in one of these tiny homes built from recycled material.

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Dom’Up of Hodoumont

UFOs supposedly hurdle through space and you’ll have to send yourself a long way to check out this treehouse in Belgium. The cool thing about this treehouse is it provides a view of Hodoumont Castle that dates to the 13th century. Visitors aren’t allowed in the castle but it’ll provide an out-of-this-world setting for a vacation. You also want to check out these 50 extremely remote castles that are astonishing.


Huilo Huilo

Huilo Huilo is a biological preserve in the middle of the Chilean Patagonian Rainforest near the Andes Mountains. It’d be easy to forget your still on Earth in a setting like that. This is eco-chic at its finest, just like these 33 places that are environmentally friendly.

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Redwoods Treehouse

The Redwoods Treehouse north of Auckland in New Zealand is a getaway from another galaxy. It’s available to rent for private parties and events but comes with a price tag of $3,000. It’s supposed to look like a chrysalis or cocoon and was built from sustainable pine and poplar.  Got the itch to build your own treehouse? Check out these treehouse building tips to get started.


Pinecone Treehouse

You can feel like you’re flying through the air in this treehouse because of its see-through floor panels. It provides an amazing 360-degree view of redwood trees in California from 60 feet in the air. This treehouse is 10 miles out of Santa Cruz in California. Plus, you can rent this bad boy on Airbnb. Here are 12 more wacky places you can rent on Airbnb.

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The 7th Room

Sitting more than 30 feet of the ground, the 7th Room in Sweden is part of a collective of futuristic treehouses. It’s designed to allow guests to take in the northern lights and features skylights. Don’t miss these other incredible places you can actually spend the night.


Baumhaus Solling

This treehouse in Germany might not conjure images of aliens right away but its architecture resembles a rocket in a sense or a spaceship. The hairpin leg design certainly make it unique, plus it stands in a pond, which would be really great for fishing. Not only is this fishing reel house in Oklahoma the most expensive in the state, it’s also one of the strangest houses in the country.


Elbinselhof Krautsand

This complex in Germany has a set of treehouses people can vacation at. The space is surrounded by horses that guests can ride to explore the area, which is near the Elbe River.

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Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald

This might not exactly qualify as a treehouse but this observation tower in Germany provides an unparalleled view of the Black Forest. Visitors say you can see for scores of miles all around. It rises more than 130 feet in the air and features a slide that will return you to the bottom. It’s located just outside of Stuttgart in western Germany. Don’t miss these other unusual hotels you’ll want to go out of your way to visit.



This treehouse at the Tree Hotel legitimately looks like a UFO and is called that exactly. It’s certainly reminiscent of homes like the Futuro house and others that look like an extraterrestrial lives there.


Woodside Canopy Home

Part of the O2 Treehouse suite, the Woodside Canopy Home is another wonderful example of treehouses that look unique. Next, check out these hotel rooms with views you won’t believe.

Originally Published on The Family Handyman