The chef and owner of the renowned Laurel Tree Restaurant has partnered up with American treehouse builder Pete Nelson to create a romantic vacation retreat named Treehouse Utopia in Texas Hill Country region of the US. They will be creating four rental treehouses for visitors to spend some peaceful time among giant cypress trees at the restaurant. For the time being, they have built Chapelle treehouse inspired by the vintage-inspired French countryside chapels. There is also a spring-fed river across the property which enhances the overall experience of guests. Furthermore, there are two church-like windows in east and west to offer glittering views of sunrise and sunset to couples. One another special thing is that it is built around two trees, which in turn creates two spacious decks for guests to explore.
According to Nelson Treehouse blog;
Laurel hopes that Treehouse Utopia will encourage couples to create and delight in their own special moments, freed from the distractions and frenzied pace of daily life.
The exterior siding of the Chapelle treehouse is crafted from reclaimed barn wood with shiplap- milled profile, while the roof is covered in black standing seam metal. It is suspended 7-feet above the ground using over ten treehouse attachment bolts and knee braces, and is accessed through a wooden staircase. The natural branch railing posts are made from local Ashe Juniper. Inside, there is a living room, bedroom and a bathroom. The interior space looks open and bright with a number of big windows and high vaulted ceiling. All the living areas are furnished with Laurel’s personal collection of antiques which she acquired during travels throughout France.
Whether it’s the bedroom or living room, this riverside treehouse boasts wood-inspired aesthetics. Everything is outfitted to match couples looking for a serene, secluded and natural environment. No doubt it will be a great romantic retreat, but would be better if they take care of the old trees too in the future.