Ever daydream of escaping the day-to-day hustle and bustle and taking a break to commune with nature? Maybe it involves a sandy beach, gentle waves rolling in and an umbrella drink or maybe it’s more along the lines of a hiking trail with some camping and fishing. But have you ever considered heading out and UP to get away from it all? Well, the backyard treehouse has come a long way baby and there are architects and builders creating masterpieces in the canopies near Austin and all over the world. There are “treesorts” popping up all over the country which offer a truly unique experience (think zip-lining between houses!) and try them out for yourself. If sleeping in your very own wildernest is more your style, you can take a mini-vacation just looking through the seemingly infinite photos and plans of treehouses online while you settle on your favorite.
Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world. ~John Muir