Things we love – Inspirational Tree House illustrated by TASCHEN books

A teahouse, a restaurant, a hotel, a playhouse for children, or a perch from which to contemplate life—the tree house can take as many forms as the imagination can offer. Can’t imagine that? Take a look at this week inspiration: Tree Houses. Fairy Tale Castles in the Air by TASCHEN is all about exceptional and actually existing tree houses around the world.

The idea of climbing a tree for shelter, or just to see the earth from another perspective, is surely as old as humanity. Tree houses are chronicled in ancient civilizations and their lore crosses through the history of every part of the world where trees grow.

This stunningly-illustrated study offers a tour of the best tree houses in the world, some designed by architects, others the work of unknown craftsmen. Climb into this trove of tree houses and enjoy a new perspective on the world.