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Design Porn: Treehouses

Welcome to the latest edition of Design Porn, Flavorpill’s regular roundup of all things drool-worthy. Today’s post takes you back in time to fulfill those childhood fantasies of a kick-ass, tricked-out treehouse that would make you the envy of the neighborhood. And maybe there will be a new craze for grown-up treehouses now that there’s a global pandemic and we’re supposed to be practicing social distancing. Find ten of the most spectacular treehouses in the world after the jump — and leave a comment if you’ve spotted a cool one that we’ve missed here.

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The T-Tree housing community is something of a hybrid between a treehouse and a Tokyo capsule hotel, built by Adil Azhiyev for the ReBurbia suburban design competition — each housing module is fully functional, with furniture, bathrooms and kitchens, so sign us up. [via Inhabitat]

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Takashi Kobayashi constructed this birds-nest-like treehouse out of driftwood collected in Obihiro. It kind of reminds us of Where the Wild Things Are. [via NYT]

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The Yellow Treehouse Restaurant — 10 meters up a redwood tree in New Zealand. [via Inhabitat]

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‘Harads’ Tree Hotel, created by Swedish architectural firm Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter, is completely reflective for better camouflage. [via Designboom]

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Designer Robert Gaukroger built a set of classrooms on stilts for the Elleray Preparatory School in Windermere. The shingles are made of English chestnut and the connecting deck/outdoor classroom is comprised of recycled plastic milk bottles and wood shavings. Sometimes it pays to be a snobby British schoolchild in a crested uniform. [via Dezeen]

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This is Eve, one of the Free Spirit Spheres in the rainforests of Vancouver. Visit their website to see more photos and rent an overnight stay (!!) in one of the suspended tree-spheres.

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Now this is what we had in mind, Daddy. The sprawling Alnwick Gardens Treehouse comes complete with servants and a unicorn — or so we imagine. [via Coolist]

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These V-Houses, built by Heinz Legler, are secreted away in the jungle near Yelapa, Mexico. [via Inhabitat]

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This is a whole new kind of treehouse — the mobile tree-home. It counts. This log cabin on wheels sold on eBay for over 12k to one crazy Australian dude, who clearly has no problem making a scene on the thruway.

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And what list of treehouses would be complete without the world’s largest? This 10 story, 100 foot monster in Crossville, TN was inspired by a divine vision — built entirely out of reclaimed wood, it is known locally as the Minister’s Treehouse. Or God’s Treehouse. [via Inhabitat]

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