If hanging in a sphere dome suspended by rope 100 feet off the ground is your style of travel, then you’ll be happy to hear that the world’s only suspended sphere treehouse will be getting a home in the United States. A popular treehouse resort located in Vancouver Island has partnered with reAlpha, an investment company, to make these nature-inspired domes and bring them to California.
Suspended by three ropes resembling a spiderweb, these works of art have been designed and created for the past 20 years by Tom Chudleigh, a creative engineer who has solely hand-crafted every single piece of the domes, including the furniture and bronze window hinges. They are designed to have a low environmental impact and ensure that tourism and conservation co-exist.
Fitted with a fisheye window for gazing into the forest and the privacy to enjoy surround sound music, these spheres are climate-controlled and feature a kitchenette, table, love seat, queen bed, and dimmable LED lights. They provide the perfect opportunity to be at one with nature and offer a different kind of stay and adventure.
Concepts similar to this have been doing well in the United States as a new group of outdoor enthusiasts emerged after the pandemic. According to a 2022 study by Penn State’s Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, 20% more people sought out the outdoors after the pandemic, with nearly half of adults in the U.S. now participating in outdoor recreation at least once a month.
With more people turning to nature to fill in their spare time, the demand for unusual stays nestled in the wilderness has seen sharp increases. Airbnb reported an 80% increase in its Q2 earnings for nights that were booked with unique stays or experiential rentals, with domes and treehouses reflecting a growing trend for their ability to be closer to nature. There has been a lot of research that points to the health benefits of spending time in nature, with many reporting higher levels of health and happiness.
No timing is confirmed yet for when this California treehouse resort will be coming, but if you can’t make it to British Columbia, check out the 5 Treehouses that you can enjoy in the U.S. right now (that are less likely to give you vertigo):
Adirondack Treehouse Retreat, Adirondacks, New York
Nine miles away from Saratoga Springs and close to all the hiking routes of the Adirondacks, this wooden home nestled amongst the trees uses a winding staircase to reach it. This cozy wooden treehouse is the perfect spot to curl up with a good book on the porch, listen to the running water of the nearby stream, or cook a hearty meal with the firepit or outdoor kitchen. The home comfortably sleeps two people but can accommodate a third person in the loft.
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Luxurious Secluded Romantic Treehouse, Old Fort, North Carolina
Located on 14 acres, and a short drive to Black Mountain and Asheville, this treehouse situated in the woods provides a swinging bridge to access it and comes with a hot tub to relax even further. Its white and bright modern furnishings also feature a LED fireplace and a kitchen so you can prepare all your meals. Enjoy your coffee on the wooden deck outside, or stare out into the woods while sinking into its plush luxury bedding.
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Secluded Intown Treehouse, Atlanta, Georgia
Just minutes from downtown Atlanta, this secluded property oozes southern charm and has been described as a calming and comfortable experience away from the hustle of city life. The treehouse, fitted with antique furnishings, consists of three separate areas that are connected by rope bridges; the bedroom, the sitting room, and the hammock deck, which surrounds a 165-year-old Southern Short-Leaf Pine tree.
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Peaceful Rainforest Treehouse Retreat, Volcano, Hawaii
This remote treehouse is located a few acres away from the closest neighbors, so you get the feeling of really being off the grid. The house is elevated 15 feet from the ground and is surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers. Filled with thoughtful touches from the Balinese-inspired daybed to the handmade teak bistro set, guests can also enjoy the proximity to the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and the surrounding beaches.
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Meadowlark Treehouse at Montana Treehouse Retreat, Columbia Falls, Montana
Situated on five wooded acres, this luxurious two-story treehouse has been intrinsically designed to reflect its surroundings. There is a custom-designed spiral staircase that wraps around a giant Douglas fir tree, and you won't feel squeezed with its two deck areas, a fully built kitchen, and an entertaining area to relax and watch the winter snow. Located close to the entrance of Glacier National Park and the towns of Whitefish and Columbia Falls, this cabin is a perfect base for your hiking adventures.
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