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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A tree house




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'. 



 





9 comments:

design traveller said...

poetry :)

Hena Tayeb said...

wow.. that looks perfect.

Kim Grey said...

What an amazing spot! My brother and I had a tree house in our backyard, as kids, in a huge willow tree. I always loved hanging out up there.

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Designwali said...

wow...amazing.

escapade said...

DT - thank you! ;)

Kim - there really is something magical about being up amongst the branches. Willow trees have always been a favourite of mine. x

Karina Cifuentes said...

Wow, I love this. I once stayed in a treehouse hotel in Portland...it was such a cool experience! Swiss Family Robinson was one of my fave movies growing up, it was so surreal to experience it as an adult!

He and She said...

I'd love to stay here for a romantic weekend retreat lit up with fairy lights. It brings a whole new meaning to the term tree-house.

I hope you've had a lovely relaxing weekend.

C x

Petit Coterie said...

I can't imagine a more perfect spot overlooking the loch.

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