If you had a treehouse as a kid, you probably have fond feelings of hiding away in the trees, reading a book, or planning an adventure in your own secret world. But just because you're no longer a child, doesn't mean you can't enjoy the feeling of being up in the trees. From elaborate getaway cabins to quaint treetop cottages like this one from canopycrew, treehouses for adults are popping up everywhere.
If you're looking for jaw-dropping inspiration to build your own adult-sized treehouse, we've rounded up 18 of our favorites that we'd love to build in our own backyards.
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A Stunning View
An inside peek at this treehouse from Nelson Treehouse is the only proof we need that it's time to build a treehouse ASAP. Sure, oceanfront views are nice, but nothing compares to looking out from bed and seeing endless foliage without ever setting foot outside. We love the use of cool-toned neutral colors that still manage to make the space feel cozy. The nature-inspired textures within the space are also a perfect added touch.Continue to 2 of 17 below.
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An Abundance of Windows
This stunning cottage from sidebproductions is set amongst the trees, but the elaborate windows in this treehouse are what truly allow it to become one with nature. It allows you to feel like you're right outside, even when you're cozied up inside. This also doubles as the perfect rental property.Continue to 3 of 17 below.
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A Cabin in the Woods
This adorable treehouse from stonecityvermont is the perfect home away from home. It's just large enough to hold a few overnight guests but quaint enough to feel wonderfully cozy. The little details like the cafe lights around the deck and the tree that comes up through the balcony make this treehouse the perfect tiny house.Continue to 4 of 17 below.
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A Backyard Paradise
We love to inspire backyard DIYs, and this adorable little den in the sky from Marc Cozza, CO Projects is a great way to add extra usable space to a backyard and create the perfect hideaway for kids and adults. Sure, you'll probably have to share it with your children, but imagine sneaking away to this treehouse for some peace and quiet with your favorite book and a glass of lemonade.Continue to 5 of 17 below.
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What's better than a treehouse? Two treehouses! These connected treehouses from Nelson Treehouse are the perfect escape for you and your BFF. Have two teenagers who need a den but can't agree on anything? Here's your perfect backyard solution. You can decorate the interior any way you like or cater to each teen or child's preferences. It's a win-win for everyone.Continue to 6 of 17 below.
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A Stunning Two-Level Treehouse
This picturesque dual-story treehouse from chrisvonholle is like something out of a picture book. Though it may be a little too elaborate for your standard backyard hideout, it's a stunning inspiration for your next getaway. Why stay in a hotel when you can spend the night with the birds, high above the trees?Continue to 7 of 17 below.
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A Glass House
Another vacation inspo treehouse, this cottage from joshuaedric has everything you need to get a little R&R. From the swinging hammock chairs outside to the wide-open glass wall, this is the perfect spot to get away from the hustle and bustle and reconnect with nature. If you don't have the budget to build such an elaborate treehouse, a comfortable seating area can help create the perfect outdoor room. And, it still allows you to bring your interior tastes out into the forest.Continue to 8 of 17 below.
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The Perfect Home Office
Considering adding a home office to your house? Consider a workspace set in the trees, like this one from tokky28. As long as your work doesn't require a lot of equipment, an adult-friendly treehouse is the perfect spot to escape and write your next novel or whip out business emails without any interruptions (except for maybe the birds). Keep it simple or deck it out in decor that mimics and complements the nature surrounding you.Continue to 9 of 17 below.
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A Maze Through the Trees
The most exciting thing about this treehouse from treetopbuilders isn't even the house—it's the winding pathways that allow you to weave through the forest on your way to the treehouse. The large windows are also a nice touch for letting sunlight pour in after a refreshing night in the trees.Continue to 10 of 17 below.
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Unique and Fun
This teardrop-shaped treehouse pictured by jaleesaelf is unlike any we've seen before, which makes it even more interesting. When coming up with a plan for your own backyard getaway, don't be afraid to think outside the box and repurpose everything from pallets to shipping containers and sheds. The shape of this space makes the interior feel extra cozyContinue to 11 of 17 below.
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Something for Everyone
This adorable perched cottage from townsquarerlstt is perfect for the whole family. The modern wood siding is attractive and will definitely add to your curb appeal. Plus, why use stairs to exit your treehouse house when you can slide right out instead? Adding a slide to nearly any treehouse is a great way to make it even more kid-friendly.Continue to 12 of 17 below.
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Colorful and Fun
The best thing about a backyard treehouse is that it's supposed to be fun, so you have the freedom to be creative and make it your own. This quirky backyard spot pictured by maryjomattea has everything you need to embrace the indoor-outdoor life. Deck it out with a boho interior for the ultimate calming getaway.Continue to 13 of 17 below.
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Add a Pop of Color
Even if you decide to stick to a more neutral treehouse, that doesn't mean you can't add a little splash of color. We love this simple-but-adorable treehouse from livesouthernnc, with a pale pink banister that gives it the perfect whimsical feel. You can also paint an accent wall or interior frames of the tree house for added chromatic effect. Plus, there are endless pink paint colors out there so you can find the one that makes you feel like a kid again (in a good way).Continue to 14 of 17 below.
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A Cozy Bed
Imagine waking up and enjoying a cup of coffee or a great book in this cozy treehouse nook pictured by squirrelsnest_. Even if you're only building a treehouse in your backyard, adding a bed is a great way to give your kids a unique place to host sleepovers or a guest room your family will never want to leave. Adding some sort of divider, like the curtain in this treehouse, also gives you plenty of privacy if needed.Continue to 15 of 17 below.
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Simple But Sophisticated
This treehouse from treehousepete proves that sometimes simple is best. It has everything you need to create the perfect treetop getaway while being incredibly modern and mature. Iron accents and touches of white in the interior make this space a serene escape, perfect for those who are inspired by minimalism and Scandinavian style.Continue to 16 of 17 below.
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A Spot for Best Friends
Whether your best friends are covered in fur, like in this picture from mycaninelife, or not, a treehouse is the perfect spot to bond and connect away from distractions like TV and the internet. The light-soaked, wooden A-frame interior is complemented beautifully by the blue and white bedding choice.Continue to 17 of 17 below.
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A Treehouse That Blends In
If you really want your treehouse to be one with nature, make it fit in! This rustic treehouse taken by sophiegardner gives us major fairy tale feels. The log cabin look is a great way to design a space that doesn't feel out of place against the trees and leaves. Have the interior reflect what you see outdoors by incorporating deep shades of green, natural wood, and wicker textures.