I have a small obsession with tree houses. Brought on perhaps by a childhood filled with extensive tree climbing and an enduring fascination with Swiss Family Robinson. In addition to a little thatched 'wendy house' or 'play house', we actually had a simple tree house in our garden growing up. It was my most favourite place to go, even as a teenager, when I wanted to be alone with my thoughts. There's a wonderful feeling of tranquility you get up amongst the foliage, looking down at the world below, a step back - or up, rather - from all the busyness and chaos of everyday life.
This Tree House at The Lodge on Loch Goil in Scotland, seems like a wonderfully calm retreat, up amongst the branches gazing out at the placid waters of the Loch. I found it a bit funny when I realized I'd added it to my Pinterest board under the title 'Dream Homes'.