This fully illustrated survey offers a tour of some of the best tree houses in the world - some designed by architects, others the work of unknown craftsmen. Whether 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.
Tree houses have long been part of our history and are chronicled in ancient civilisations and their lore crosses through the history of every part of the world wherever there are trees. With increasing concerns for sustainability and ecological responsibility, the tree house may also be the ultimate symbol of life in symbiosis with nature. 50 tree houses from around the world Covers all different styles, from romantic to modern. Every house is depicted in several photos as well as one illustration by artist Patrick Hruby from Los Angeles (who also created the book's cover artwork).