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Vacation home is raised on stilts and squeezed between trees

Vacation home is raised on sti...
Treehouse features solar power and a rainwater collection system
Treehouse features solar power and a rainwater collection system
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Treehouse is heated by a hanging fireplace
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Treehouse is heated by a hanging fireplace
Treehouse has a tree growing through its decking
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Treehouse has a tree growing through its decking
Treehouse includes a dining room
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Treehouse includes a dining room
Treehouse is located in Brittany, France
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Treehouse is located in Brittany, France
Treehouse was built without damaging any of the existing trees, says the architect
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Treehouse was built without damaging any of the existing trees, says the architect
Treehouse features generous glazing that frames views of the forest
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Treehouse features generous glazing that frames views of the forest
Treehouse is raised at a maximum height of 3 m (9.8 ft) above the ground
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Treehouse is raised at a maximum height of 3 m (9.8 ft) above the ground
Treehouse is finished in shou sugi ban-treated charred wood siding
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Treehouse is finished in shou sugi ban-treated charred wood siding
Treehouse's bedroom overlooks the forest
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Treehouse's bedroom overlooks the forest
View of Treehouse's kitchen
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View of Treehouse's kitchen
Treehouse is situated on a slope 
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Treehouse is situated on a slope 
Treehouse is heated by a hanging fireplace
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Treehouse is heated by a hanging fireplace
Treehouse is located in Brittany, France
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Treehouse is located in Brittany, France
Treehouse is raised above the ground on 26 steel stilts
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Treehouse is raised above the ground on 26 steel stilts
Treehouse includes a dressing room
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Treehouse includes a dressing room
Treehouse is located in Brittany, France
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Treehouse is located in Brittany, France
Treehouse features solar power and a rainwater collection system
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Treehouse features solar power and a rainwater collection system
Treehouse has a total floorspace of 84 sq m (904 sq ft)
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Treehouse has a total floorspace of 84 sq m (904 sq ft)
Treehouse is centered around a shallow pond 
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Treehouse is centered around a shallow pond 
A ladder leads up to Treehouse's net area
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A ladder leads up to Treehouse's net area
Treehouse is finished in shou sugi ban-treated charred wood siding
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Treehouse is finished in shou sugi ban-treated charred wood siding
Treehouse's bathroom overlooks the small central pond
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Treehouse's bathroom overlooks the small central pond
Treehouse is situated on a hill
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Treehouse is situated on a hill
Treehouse features a net area above a small pond 
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Treehouse features a net area above a small pond 
Treehouse is finished in shou sugi ban-treated charred wood siding
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Treehouse is finished in shou sugi ban-treated charred wood siding
Treehouse was built without damaging any of the existing trees, says the architect
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Treehouse was built without damaging any of the existing trees, says the architect
Treehouse is raised on 26 steel stilts 
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Treehouse is raised on 26 steel stilts 
Treehouse has swings beneath 
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Treehouse has swings beneath 
Treehouse  has a total floorspace of 84 sq m (904 sq ft)
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Treehouse  has a total floorspace of 84 sq m (904 sq ft)

Treehouse, by Atelier Victoria Migliore, is a vacation home that looks a bit more comfortable than your average backyard treehouse. It was raised on stilts and squeezed into a forest plot in France without causing the existing trees any damage.

Treehouse is located in a rural area of Brittany and has a total floorspace of 84 sq m (904 sq ft). It's situated on a hillside and is raised to a maximum height of 3 m (9.8 ft) above the ground by a total of 26 steel stilts.

The exterior is finished in shou sugi ban-treated wood siding, which is a traditional Japanese method of charring wood to preserve it and protect against insects. The technique is increasingly popular with non-Japanese architects and was used on Escape's One tiny house and Alpine Tiny Homes' Tiny Giant, for example. The underside of the home has swings attached.

Treehouse is raised above the ground on 26 steel stilts
Treehouse is raised above the ground on 26 steel stilts

The home is surrounded by pine trees, with one tree even growing through the deck. At its center is a small pond, with a netted terrace area above that's reached by ladder and lets the owners lie back and stargaze, much like Snøhetta's treehouse.

The interior of Treehouse includes a bar, a wine cellar, one bedroom, a dressing room, bathroom, living room, kitchen, dining room, and a W.C. There's also a patio area and a sauna. It features generous glazing overlooking the forest and the bedroom opens onto a balcony area.

Treehouse features a net area above a small pond 
Treehouse features a net area above a small pond 

A rainwater collection system is used to irrigate a vegetable garden and solar panels were installed on the roof after the photos shown here were taken.

Treehouse cost €400,000 (roughly US$450,000) to construct.

Source: Atelier Victoria Migliore

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