The place to hire treehouses in U.S., Japan, Australia and Costa Rica

Travelers seeking a vacation in the great outdoors turn to a nostalgic source of comfort and solitude: tree houses.

But these are not the tree houses of their childhood. Like the travelers who book them, the tree houses have also matured.

Modern tree houses are more luxury houses than meeting places for children – with a corresponding price. Tree houses built by professionals can easily run into six-figure costs.

“A fully equipped tree house with kitchen, bathroom, heating and air conditioning … we’re building this for around 200,000 US dollars”, Pete Nelson, the star of the TV show “Treehouse Masters” by Animal Planet, said CNBC in 2014.

According to HomeAdvisor, a website connecting homeowners to home services, tree houses are being built for people to live in.

Since then, Prices have risen along with demand, a situation fueled by the global pandemic and the desire for fancy outdoor accommodation.

Great entrances

Aside from a worn patch of grass in the back yard, old school tree houses usually didn’t have a large entrance. Modern ones do this, some with guarded sidewalks, stone stairs, and ramps for wheelchairs and pets.

Chez ‘Tree Rest is located near the Finger Lakes area of ​​New York.

Anthony Costello | Bluenose Studios

That is such a tree house Chez ‘tree rest tree house in upstate New York, accessible via a 60-foot pedestrian bridge that starts at a heart-shaped gate. Another 10 meter long cable bridge connects the tree house with a separate relaxation deck.

Owner Tom Wallace talks about building the tree house in a video tour through the tree house where he also gives tips for a pleasant stay.

Prices start at $ 285 per night.

New heights

Tree houses for children should be between six and 12 feet tall and at least 36 inches tall, according to Tree Top Builders, a custom construction company based in Exton, Pennsylvania. These heights also require that mulch or wood chips be placed under the tree house to mitigate a possible fall.

Tree houses built for tall people are not subject to these standards, as evidenced by the three-story buildings Jungle Treehouse Punta Jaguar in Matapalo, Costa Rica.

The tree house Punta Jaguar has three open, raised levels and a ground floor bungalow.

Courtesy Punta Jaguar

What the house lacks in walls it makes up for in style. Sinks and faucets are made from seashells, and a separate ground floor bungalow has colorful pivoting windows and electric drawbridge-style folding decks. It has a caretaker, according to the website, and a private path to the beach. Guests are encouraged to be 7 years and older.

Prices start at $ 255 per night.

Guests of the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica tree house in Peru sleep 21 meters above the rainforest floor.

Courtesy Inkaterra Hotels

Adventure seekers can sleep in the Amazon rainforest in Peru Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Eco hut. The lodge’s only tree house is more than 21 meters above the rainforest floor at the end of a series of seven suspension bridges.

Programs start at $ 492 for a two-night stay plus an additional $ 660 for an overnight stay in the tree house.

Fabulous views

Childhood treehouses may have glimpsed neighbors’ backyards, but nothing is as spectacular as Australia’s Blue Mountains.

In a twist on the kids’ clubhouse rules, this tree house in the Blue Mountains of Australia can accommodate two adults, but no children or pets.

Jochen Spenser

A winking sign on the Secret tree house‘s door may say no adults are allowed, but in reality it is the children who cannot come. This tree house is built on high stilts at a great height and has a combined bridge and ladder entrance.

Prices start at AU $ 1,095 ($ 804) for a one night stay.

Sophisticated facility

Sports pennants and walls adorned with stickers have been marginalized in favor of plush furnishings reminiscent of modern homes.

The Aerohouse at Treeful Treehouse Sustainable Resort in Okinawa, Japan.

Courtesy of Treeful Treehouse Sustainable Resort

This can be seen in the Sustainable tree house resort in Okinawa, Japan. All bookings include two tree houses: the earthy Spiral Treehouse, furnished with hammocks and yoga mats, and the luxurious Aerohouse, which has the look and feel of a five-star hotel suite. The understated, sophisticated decor comes with amenities like an espresso machine and a wine cellar, according to the website.

The tree house resort has been open for less than a month. Guests can currently book two nights – no more, no less – and all travelers must be at least 10 years old.

The interior of Okinawa’s Aerohouse.

Courtesy Treeful Treehouse Sustainable Resort

Prices are 100,000 Japanese yen ($ 905) per night for up to three people; a fourth person costs an additional 225 USD per night. Bookings are currently 33% off regular prices.

Equipped kitchens

While cooking and tree houses once rarely merged, tree houses now have a fully equipped kitchen with Nespresso coffee machines and kitchen islands.

The modern kitchen at Trinity Treehouse outside of Atlanta features a wine rack and bar area.

Courtesy Dickersonarts.com

The two bedroom Trinity Treehouse near Atlanta has a kitchen that travelers might envy their homes, let alone their gardens. Three large windows enlarge the space, which includes an L-shaped countertop, a wine rack, and a breakfast bar for coffee or quick meals. A decorative back wall sits above the kitchen cabinets, which were made in the host’s wood workshop, according to website listing.

The Trinity Treehouse is located next to the hiking and biking trails of Georgia’s 2,500 acre Davidson-Arabia Mountain Conservation Area.

Prices start at $ 289 per night.

Features that stimulate the imagination

Luxury tree houses don’t have to be too serious – that’s what log cabins are for. What differentiates a tree house from a raised house in the woods can be its commitment to whimsical and childlike fun.

To enter a tropical tree house on Hawaii’s Big Islandthe guests climb a ladder to a trapdoor that opens to the second floor. Bags and suitcases go a different way; they are pulled up using a pulley system.

Although it doesn’t allow children, the Wanderlust Treehouse incorporates imaginative functions into its design.

Levi Kelly

That Wanderlust tree house in Crane Hill, Alabama doesn’t allow children, but that didn’t stop its owner from installing a playground-style suspension bridge to connect two parts of the home. The tree house, which received perfect ratings in all 85 Airbnb reviews, has outdoor showers, a rocking bed, and a fire pit.

Prices start at $ 350 per night.

Would you like to build your own modern tree house?

items costs
Vacation rental tree house From $ 30,000
bathroom $ 4,500
Zip line $ 2,200
Spiral staircase $ 5,900
Suspension bridge $ 2,900
Trapdoor $ 500
Classic slide $ 1,200
Fireman’s pole $ 575
Source: Tree House Experts

Gourmet food

Guest in the. remain Lodges in the Loire Valley breakfast baskets can be delivered to your home every day. You also have access to an on-site restaurant and room service.

Loire Valley Lodges relies heavily on local produce and, according to its website, grows herbs and fruits locally.

Courtesy Loire Valley Lodges

The French tree house hotel opened in July 2020, with the interiors of each of its 18 buildings designed by a different contemporary artist.

Prices start at 395 euros ($ 428) per night.

* Prices are correct at the time of publication.

Could 14 Central, East Contra Costa arts, leisure on faucet

ANTIOCH

The Lynn House Gallery reopens

The Lynn House Gallery in Antioch will reopen on May 20th after having been closed for many months.

The opening reception is from 3 to 6 p.m. on May 22nd in the gallery at 809 W. First St.

Outstanding artists include Carlo Tarzier, Mark Roberts, Don Allen, Joel Summerhill, Karen Nelson Kelly, Nancy Roberts, Lisa Larsen, Mira M. White, John Tyllis, Bretagne Budge, Casey Rasmussen White, Pam Adams Frey, Jody Mattison and Christie Ferrell.

For more information, see www.lynnhousegallery.com or call 925-978-4545.

PITTSBURG

PCT announces its schedule for the 2021-22 indoor season

The California Theater under construction to renovate the balcony and make further improvements has brought the Pittsburg Community Theater onto the streets with “Plays in the Park” and announced an indoor cast for the 2021-22 season.

PCT, together with Pinole Community Players and the Ghostlight Theater Ensemble, will present Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” from June 11th to 13th in the church of Good Shepherd Spiritual Park at 3200 Harbor St. in Pittsburg (tickets available at 925-439- 7529). GA Klein staged with choreography by Chelsea Bardellini and musical direction by Mark Dietrich. Brentwood shows will be held June 25-27 at a location to be announced. “The Lion King Experience” is also on tap from July 23rd to 25th in the church of the Good Shepherd Spiritual Park. Anjee Norgaard-Gallia directs.

The upcoming 2021-22 season will open from November 13-21 with “Deathtrap” at the Campbell Theater in Martinez. This will be followed by “Fences” on the Betty Brown Stage in the Little Theater of Pittsburg High School from February 5th to 13th. “Oliver!” April 30 through May 15, 2022 at the California Theater; and “Dreamgirls” June 10-26, 2022, also at the California Theater. Season tickets are available from pittsburgcommunitytheatre.org/tickets.

LIFE MORE

Courtyard Concert with comedian and songwriter

The Courtyard Concert series at the intimate Bankhead Theater opens with comedian John Lehrer and follows with local singer / songwriter Lauryn Marie, who won the highest Dreamcatcher award in Bankhead’s StarsDay Open Mic competition last summer. The concert starts on May 14th at 5.30pm in the Theaterhof at 2400 First Street in Livermore. Tickets are $ 20 each. Call 925-373-6800.

Walnut tree

The Valley Art Gallery is showing a new exhibition by the painter Koonce

At Valley Art Galley, 1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110, a new selection of spring art is on display, complemented by paintings by Debby Koonce, a well-known and beloved local artist. Koonce paints landscapes that illustrate the interplay of light and shadow. She works in oil and acrylic media and is inspired by topics such as open views, picturesque alleys and gardens. Also available is a wide range of judged, high quality, handcrafted handicrafts and jewelry.

Koonce’s paintings and the more than 300 works on display in the gallery are said to represent some of the best of East Bay’s finest artists. All artists are judged in membership, and all shows are judged individually. All 2-D works are available for sale or rent. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pandemic protocols that require masks, social distancing, and reduced capacity remain in place. Go to talartgallery.org or call 925-935-4311 for more information.

ORINDA

The international film series is continued with “Riders of Justice”.

The International Film Showcase returns to the Orinda Theater in May with limited seating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The storefront opens on May 14th at the Orinda Theater with the US premiere of “Riders of Justice” from Denmark. To comply with Covid-19 restrictions, the theater limits attendance to 50 people for each performance. There are three screenings per day on May 13th, 16th and 19th from May 14th to 16th. No demonstrations during the week.

The film has received multiple awards, many nominations, and high marks from around 5,000 people on IMDB. It is played by Mads Mikkelsen. The cost is $ 10 plus a $ 1.26 processing fee per ticket. For ticket reservations go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-film-showcase-riders-of-justice-tickets-151742555067.

BRENTWOOD

Kinsella Theater Group Offers Auditioning Tips on May 15th

Steve Kinsella of the Kinsella Theater Group will be offering a free audition clinic through Zoom on May 15th at 11am. The director is offering the clinic pending the return of live theater soon. He said that he believes that if people get the “big picture” auditions will be less scary.

The clinic will cover topics such as securing an agent, auditioning for camera, commercials, musicals, dramas, comedies, and more. To get the zoom link, write to DirectorKinsella@gmail.com and write down if you’d like to work on your pieces as he will help as many as possible. For more information, please call 925-516-9009.

ANTIOCH

El Campanil Theater presents ‘Young Frankenstein’

An all-star comedic actor in Young Frankenstein, a classic Mel Brooks film that will be screened on May 15th at the El Campanil Theater, 602 W. Second St. The theater opens at 1:30 p.m. for the film at 2:00 p.m. The comedy about Dr. Frankenstein’s grandson shows Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman and Medeline Kahn. Tickets are $ 10 for adults and $ 8 for seniors and teenagers. For more information, see www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

Drama Factory Company hosts sword class for the stage

The Drama Factory theater group holds a workshop on sword fighting at the weekend. Many theatrical productions may require stage sword fighting skills during audition and cast acceptance, especially classical or Shakespearean theater.

The workshop, which is offered on two Saturdays – June 5th and 12th from 11 am to 2 pm – covers all the initial fighting techniques used for sword fighting on stage. Instructor Richard Palaziol has been in the industry for more than 30 years and has trained stage and film actors throughout the region and around the world through his book. Drama Factory has been using its expertise for many years and for handling its armaments.

The sessions take place outdoors and masks are mandatory. Beginners are welcome as well as returning intermediate level combatants. The troop spokesman said it “takes security very seriously” and stated that real swords are being used. When it comes to abuse or security protocols, the force breaks off the session. There are only 20 places available.

To register, send an email Director@dramafactory.org with your name, age, address and contact phone number. Please tell us whether you have already attended theater lessons and whether you have received sword training. If accepted, a $ 20 donation is recommended.

Submit the On Tap Articles section to Judith Prieve at jprieve@bayareanewsgroup.com.

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ANTIOCH

El Campanil Theater presents ‘Young Frankenstein’

An all-star comedic actor in Young Frankenstein, a classic Mel Brooks film that will be screened on May 15th at the El Campanil Theater, 602 W. Second St. The theater opens at 1:30 p.m. for the film at 2:00 p.m. The committee on Dr. Frankenstein’s grandson consists of Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman and Medeline Kahn. Tickets are $ 10 for adults and $ 8 for seniors and teenagers. For more information, see www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

The sword fighting class is held in the Drama Factory

A workshop on sword fighting will take place in the Drama Factory on the weekend. Many theatrical productions may require stage sword fighting skills during audition and cast acceptance, especially classical or Shakespearean theater.

The workshop, which is offered on two Saturdays – June 5th and 12th from 11 am to 2 pm – covers all the initial fighting techniques used for fighting with stage swords. Instructor Richard Palaziol has been in the industry for more than 30 years and has trained stage and film actors across the region and around the world through his book. Drama Factory has been using its expertise for many years and for handling its armaments.

The sessions take place outdoors and masks are mandatory. Beginners are welcome as well as returning intermediate level combatants. The troop spokesman said it “takes security very seriously” and stated that real swords are being used. When it comes to abuse or security protocols, the force breaks off the session. There are only 20 places available.

To register, send an email Director@dramafactory.org with your name, age, address and contact phone number. Please tell us whether you have already attended theater lessons and whether you have received sword training. If accepted, a $ 20 donation is recommended.

BRENTWOOD

Kinsella Theater Group Offers Auditioning Tips on May 15th

Steve Kinsella of the Kinsella Theater Group will be offering a free audition clinic through Zoom on May 15th at 11am. The director is offering the clinic pending the return of live theater soon. He said that he believes that if people get the “big picture” auditions will be less scary.

The clinic will cover topics such as securing an agent, auditioning for camera, commercials, musicals, dramas, comedies, and more. To get the zoom link, write to DirectorKinsella@gmail.com and write down if you’d like to work on your pieces as he will help as many as possible. For more information, please call 925-516-9009.

ORINDA

The international film series is continued with “Riders of Justice”.

The International Film Showcase returns to the Orinda Theater in May with limited seating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The storefront opens on May 14th at the Orinda Theater with the US premiere of “Riders of Justice” from Denmark. To comply with Covid-19 restrictions, the theater limits attendance to 50 people for each performance. There are three screenings per day from May 14th to 16th at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm. No demonstrations during the week.

The film has received multiple awards, many nominations, and high marks from around 5,000 people on IMDB. It is played by Mads Mikkelsen. The cost is $ 10 plus a $ 1.26 processing fee per ticket. For ticket reservations go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-film-showcase-riders-of-justice-tickets-151742555067.

Submit the On Tap Articles section to Judith Prieve at jprieve@bayareanewsgroup.com.