Many of us grew up fantasizing about having a treehouse in our backyards as children. A treehouse would be a great place to hang out with friends and let our imaginations run wild. Those who were able to live out their fantasies were fortunate. Although the dream might have faded away with time, many of us never stopped dreaming. The fantasy of building a treehouse and renting it out to others has become a reality for many individuals. For Ecobnb or conventional hotel booking, a treehouse hotel is one of the most popular options these days. We’ve compiled this guide to show you the benefits of staying in a tree house.

However, a tree house vacation isn’t just about living out a childhood fantasy. It is also about uniquely connecting with the environment, embracing sustainable living practices, and experiencing a sense of tranquility you won’t find at a conventional hotel or vacation rental. Tree house holidays offer a truly immersive nature experience. Being surrounded by lush foliage and hearing the sounds of the forest as you sleep and wake up can provide an incredible sense of peace and connection to the natural world.

What is a tree house?

Treehouse, eco-friendly accommodation in South Italy
Treehouse, eco-friendly accommodation

As the name implies, a treehouse is a structure erected in or around a tree or group of trees. According to the builder, the size and amenities of a treehouse might vary considerably. A wide range of accommodations is available at a treehouse hotel, from basic to luxurious. Several little apartments in the trees in a treehouse hotel, which is not a large building complex. They can be erected around a single tree or a group of trees at the same time. Upon checking in, you’ll be taken to one of the houses based on your choice. There are some common traits most tree house accommodations have:

  • The stilted treehouse hotels are built at various heights around the tree and are supported by the tree. 
  • The average size of a treehouse apartment is between two and eight meters. 
  • Stairs are usually the only way to get to the treetop accommodation. 
  • Ladders and balconies are commonly used to access the treehouse residences erected in groups.
  • Many rooms offer balconies from which you may take in the scenery throughout your vacation. 
  • When a storm blows through, the hotel doesn’t swing because it isn’t just anchored to the tree; stilts also support it. This is an excellent option for those terrified of heights yet who want to sleep under the trees.
Il Giardino dei Semplici, Tree house in north Italy

Additionally, many tree house hotels go the extra mile to ensure the experience is as magical as possible. From providing binoculars for bird watching to arranging nature walks and activities or offering unique amenities like outdoor hot tubs nestled in the trees or fire pits for stargazing evenings, tree house stays can offer an array of exceptional experiences that can enrich your vacation and leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

The benefits of staying in a tree house

green treehouse in italy and resort
Treehouse Aperegina, Abruzzo, Italy

With this in mind, here are the biggest benefits of staying in a tree house.

1. It’s beneficial to your health

Humans may overlook the beauty of nature because it is so commonplace. As a result, our mental health suffers. After spending a lot of time in the city, spending time in nature might help us recharge and feel better. No wonder “forest therapy” is so effective! It is possible to relieve anxiety, tension, and other mental health issues by staying in a treehouse because so many green leaves surround it. And not only this but seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can be alleviated by exposing yourself to a lot of natural light.

People who spend time in nature are less likely to be agitated and more likely to be happy. Nature enhances your physical health by decreasing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the creation of stress hormones. This improves not only your emotional well-being but also your physical health.

In essence, staying in a tree house can be seen as a form of eco-therapy. You’re not just staying in a unique, environmentally-friendly accommodation; you’re immersing yourself in an environment that promotes relaxation, stress relief, and overall wellness. It’s a different kind of vacation that could leave you feeling refreshed and recharged than the usual city or beach getaway.

awen treehouse on ecobnb
Awen treehouse

2. Connect with your inner child

Adults of our generation tend to feel that life was simpler and less complicated when they were children. They’d do everything to relive that moment, even if it was just for a few minutes. You’ll feel like a kid again during staying in a treehouse.

In a treehouse, you may relive old memories or create new ones in a fun and creative way. Traveling with children? They’ll have an adventure of a lifetime.

awen treehouse terrace facing the lake
Awen treehouse terrace facing the lake

3. Staying in a tree house helps us unplug

Most modern treehouses nowadays are equipped with contemporary conveniences such as heat, air conditioning, and a fully-stocked kitchen. Despite this, staying in a treehouse is a great way to detach from technology and get some much-needed mental space. Vacationing in nature is one of the most acceptable ways to rejuvenate and reset your mind and body from the daily grind.

And even though you’ll be disconnected from the digital world, you might find that you’re more connected to your thoughts, emotions, and the people you’re with. It’s an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations, deepen your relationships, and create shared memories amidst the soothing background sounds of the forest.

You won’t even want to be distracted by your phone with all the stunning vistas; we promise it.

Tree-house Suite Bleue, La Piantata, Viterbo, Italy
Tree-house Suite Bleue, La Piantata, Viterbo, Italy

4. You can enjoy amazing vistas

Birds and trees are all around you as you start your day off. Staying in a treehouse allows you to have a closer look at the forest without worrying about encountering any dangerous creatures. It all comes down to where you are. Some are hidden deep in the woods, while others are more accessible. Nevertheless, breathtaking views are one of the many benefits of staying in a tree house, no matter where you choose to stay.

With the treehouse, you’ll be a little higher off the ground, but you’ll still be able to take in the beautiful scenery. Thanks to the forest and greenery around you, you’ll feel at one with nature. Make sure to bring your camera with you when you come so that those sights will stay with you forever.

Imagine all the amazing views you could see when staying in a tree house
Imagine all the amazing views you could see when staying in a tree house! (Photo by Karsten Winegeart via Unsplash)

5. Staying in a tree house means privacy

A holiday in a treehouse allows you to relax in complete seclusion. Whether traveling with your loved ones or on a romantic break, you’ll appreciate the tranquility the trees provide. A telescope or latter is the only way to peek through your windows. Birds and squirrels are the only ones that will come to visit regularly. If you’re lucky, you might get your very own Snow White moment with some of the animals!

6. It’s an opportunity to teach your kids 

A boy in a Forest holding a leaf
Your kids will have a blast and learn a lot during a tree house vacation! (Photo by Annie Spratt via Unsplash)

Staying in a tree house is an excellent opportunity to teach your children about the need to protect the environment. Talk about a perfect eco-friendly family vacation! When visiting a treehouse, spend some time explaining to your children the importance of everything they see – the materials that were used and how the decisions in this respect affect the environment.

Final words

Tree house Glamping ll Sole, Maremma, Italy

There is a rationale behind why activities such as strolling in a park, hiking through the woods, or spending the day at the beach are all beneficial to our mental and physical health. These can also be significant benefits of staying in a tree house. Now try to picture what kind of memories you could make by spending your holiday in a treehouse. An unforgettable adventure awaits you during your stay in a treehouse, regardless of whether you go there by yourself, with a group of loved ones, or with friends.

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Author Bio: Wendi Robinson is a mother of four and a passionate nature-lover. When she’s not creating content for Big Man’s Moving Company, she can be found backpacking out and about with her two older boys or walking their German Shepard Roxy.