Lionel Buckett's extraordinary treehouse hotel in Australia's Blue Mountains

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Wollemi treehouse hotel: living space (Photo: Loz Blain/Gizmag)

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When we visited Australia's Blue Mountains earlier this year to feature this extraordinary clifftop cave, we had no idea that the cave itself might not be the most amazing piece of architecture on the property. Almost as an afterthought, Blue Mountains Cabins owner and master builder Lionel Buckett invited us down to yet another secluded pocket of the gigantic wilderness area to discover another gem: his treehouse cabin. Built around a turpentine tree and fireproofed against the harsh Australian bushfire season, it's a magical space with profoundly stunning views.

Click through into the gallery from any of the photos below to enjoy master builder Lionel Buckett's thoughts on his most popular work to date: the treehouse cabin.

Wollemi treehouse hotel: part of a gorgeous piece of Blue Mountains bushland (Photo: Loz Blain/Gizmag)

Lionel Buckett on the Blue Mountains Cabins Treehouse: "I searched and searched here to find a good tree, one that's gonna last a long time, and a place with a great view. The view is just stunning from up there." (Photo: Loz Blain/Gizmag)

Lionel Buckett on the Blue Mountains Cabins Treehouse: "Everybody gets excited by treehouses, it's a childhood fantasy thing." (Photo: Noel McKeegan/Gizmag)

Lionel Buckett on the Blue Mountains Cabins Treehouse: "It's an amazing place to have a shower in a lightning storm - there's glass all around." (Photo: Loz Blain/Gizmag)

Lionel Buckett on the Blue Mountains Cabins Treehouse: "There's a Ph.D for somebody to do in why people love treehouses so much." (Photo: Noel McKeegan/Gizmag)

Lionel Buckett on the Blue Mountains Cabins Treehouse: "It's a bit tricky – the tree's free-standing. The floor doesn't join into the tree. There's four building poles that go straight down into 3 metre bedrock. The tree could actually take up loads, but it doesn't. It chains to one of the beams." (Photo: Noel McKeegan/Gizmag)

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