Treehouses are structures built on or against trees, but there are instances when it’s totally different. Take the example of the Treewow Villa O at Yuyao, China. Built by Shanghai-based Monoarchi Architects, it is a wooden villa elevated from the ground to achieve the benefits of a treehouse. The treehouse villa features a curvy wood shingled roof that helps it blend into the natural surroundings.
Standing on metal stilts, the Treewow Villa O is designed to inflict minimum impact on the environment and offer expansive views of the nearby bamboo forests and old tea factory across the adjacent stream. It consists of three off-centered circles: a cantilevered terrace by the stream, a two-story room section, and an undulating roof with top floor terrace. The bathroom section is separated from the living space by a staircase that opens into the mezzanine.
Inside, complete wood construction and exposed ceiling beams offer rustic charm. The Treewow Villa O is characterized by the special outdoor view windows and the rooftop terrace to enjoy the natural atmosphere of the mountains. The spiral roof made by local craftsmen using traditional methods is a standout feature of this unique treehouse.