Treehouses aren’t just for little kids and family backyards anymore—they’re for actually living in. Two friends in Switzerland decided to finally make this dream a reality, and were able to build an entire treehouse in just a few days with the help of German architecture firm Baumraum.
The treehouse in question was prefabricated in Germany before being sent to the Swiss town of Halden, near Lake Constance, for its new residents. Upon arrival, it was put together in just a few days—and it’s the perfect getaway for nature lovers. The light-filled interior offers views of the surrounding forest, and an outdoor deck makes the perfect perch for hanging outdoors.
On its website, Baumraum states that “several studies with different roof shapes, facade materials and layout variants were developed and evaluated” to create the perfect treehouse for their two clients—ultimately, a sleep black exterior was chosen with a pitched roof for the classic treehouse experience.
(including the built-in furniture) is swathed in oiled oak, giving it a calm and elegant vibe that fits perfectly with a getaway in the trees. The lofted sleeping area sits above the integrated pantry and comes equipped with a skylight, allowing the owners to look up at the starry skies at night.
Arguably the best features of the treehouse, though, are the floor to ceiling windows that look out over an orchard and down to the nearby river—what’s more relaxing than a view over running water?
If you want your very own luxury treehouse for yourself like this one, you’ll have to contact Baumraum—otherwise, you can just continue dreaming!