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Texas treehouse doesn't scrimp on the home comforts

Texas treehouse doesn't scrimp...
Yoki House actually comprises two main parts: a suspended treehouse and a separate bathroom connected by suspension bridge
Yoki House actually comprises two main parts: a suspended treehouse and a separate bathroom connected by suspension bridge
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Yoki House derives its name from a Native American word for rain
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Yoki House derives its name from a Native American word for rain
Yoki House is supported 25 ft (7.6 m)-high above a creek by two trees
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Yoki House is supported 25 ft (7.6 m)-high above a creek by two trees
Yoki House is located on a luxury "eco-retreat" in Central Texas
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Yoki House is located on a luxury "eco-retreat" in Central Texas
Yoki House actually comprises two main parts: a suspended treehouse and a separate bathroom connected by suspension bridge
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Yoki House actually comprises two main parts: a suspended treehouse and a separate bathroom connected by suspension bridge
Yoki House was constructed using reclaimed wood and local materials
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Yoki House was constructed using reclaimed wood and local materials
Yoki House is connected to the grid but also features a solar panel array and a rainwater capture system
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Yoki House is connected to the grid but also features a solar panel array and a rainwater capture system
Yoki House's bathroom features expansive windows to facilitate bird watching and stargazing directly from the soaking tub
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Yoki House's bathroom features expansive windows to facilitate bird watching and stargazing directly from the soaking tub
Yoki House is available for bookings, by contacting ArtisTree directly
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Yoki House is available for bookings, by contacting ArtisTree directly
A spiral staircase leads to Yoki House's front porch
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A spiral staircase leads to Yoki House's front porch
Yoki House measures 500 sq ft (46.4 sq m)
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Yoki House measures 500 sq ft (46.4 sq m)
Yoki House includes a main bedroom 
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Yoki House includes a main bedroom 
Yoki House includes a living room and a raised sleeping area, reached by ladder
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Yoki House includes a living room and a raised sleeping area, reached by ladder
The view from Yoki House's secondary sleeping area 
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The view from Yoki House's secondary sleeping area 
Yoki House is located on a luxury "eco-retreat" in Central Texas
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Yoki House is located on a luxury "eco-retreat" in Central Texas
The interior of Yoki House includes a kitchenette
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The interior of Yoki House includes a kitchenette
Yoki House is connected to the grid but also features a solar panel array and a rainwater capture system
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Yoki House is connected to the grid but also features a solar panel array and a rainwater capture system
Yoki House actually comprises two main parts: a suspended treehouse and a separate bathroom connected by suspension bridge
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Yoki House actually comprises two main parts: a suspended treehouse and a separate bathroom connected by suspension bridge
Yoki House is supported by two trees
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Yoki House is supported by two trees
Yoki House is perched 25 ft (7.6 m)-high above a creek 
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Yoki House is perched 25 ft (7.6 m)-high above a creek 

We always appreciate a well-made treehouse and this recently-completed example in Texas by ArtisTree definitely fits the bill. Built using reclaimed materials and featuring off-grid technology, it also boasts its own luxurious bathroom reached by suspension bridge.

The Yoki House is located on an "eco-retreat" in Central Texas and derives its name from a Native American word for rain. The 500 sq ft (46.4 sq m) dwelling is supported 25 ft (7.6 m)-high above a creek by two trees, which it is attached to with a metal framework.

Yoki House's bathroom features expansive windows to facilitate bird watching and stargazing directly from the soaking tub
Yoki House's bathroom features expansive windows to facilitate bird watching and stargazing directly from the soaking tub

Bringing to mind the Cinder Cone, Yoki House actually comprises two parts: a suspended treehouse and a separate bathroom. The bathroom is positioned on the edge of a ravine and has expansive glazing to allow guests to stargaze from the comfort of a tub.

The treehouse proper is accessed from the bathroom building by a suspension bridge, which connects to a rooftop observation deck. A spiral staircase then leads down to the front porch and entrance.

The interior looks a bit more luxurious than your average treehouse and includes a spacious bedroom, living room with dining table and a secondary raised sleeping area reached by ladder, as well as a kitchenette. It's not clear whether guests must head to the bathhouse when nature calls, or if there's a toilet in the main treehouse.

Yoki House includes a main bedroom 
Yoki House includes a main bedroom 

The Yoki House was constructed using reclaimed wood and local materials. Grid-based energy use is minimized with a solar panel array and a rainwater capture system.

Yoki House is available now for bookings. We've no word on the rates and availability but those interested in sleeping among the trees can get in touch with the firm directly.

Source: ArtisTree

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