All of us at some point in our childhood have spent a summer or two up in a tree house and if you have not, then you surely have missed out on some great memories. And our fascination with living among the canopy does not end there and that is exactly why we find this beautiful contemporary home designed by mmp Architects all that more alluring. While most modern homes and structures are at odds with nature and at times seem out of place, the HP Tree House fits right in.
Nestled among the rain forest located in Mt Whitfield in Cairns, this lovely home uses glass extensively and sports walls that are made entirely out of glass alone. This offers a wonderful vantage point that blends in with the surroundings and seems like a natural extension of the rainforest. To ensure that it does not cause a detrimental effect on the panoramic natural surroundings, the home uses various eco-friendly measures like a solar panel rooftop that allows it to go off grid and low energy lighting installations that save up on power.
Elevated using steel poles and sporting an ‘all wood’ floor, the HP Tree House ensures that you wake up the lovely sights and sounds of life on rainforest canopy… Something that is both rare and hard to replicate elsewhere. (found on TheCoolist)
I would think a beautiful place such as this would be cherished for generations. One might worry about storms and fires that could threaten this home with some hefty home insurance claims. moneysupermarket.com should be able to help them out there!
I would think a beautiful place such as this would be cherished for generations.