Thursday, April 9, 2009

Among the Trees

When I was little, I was captivated by the Disney film "Swiss Family Robinson." I loved the storyline and the characters, but what I most loved was the idea of living in a treehouse.


Treehouse life seemed utterly romantic and adventurous, and I can remember thinking that Fritz and Roberta were wise when they decided to stay and begin their joint life on the island.


While I can't say that the idea of full-time treehouse living seems quite as fantastic as it once did, I still love the idea of a treehouse escape.


It seems like a perfect tranquil place to step away from the hectic pace of everyday life, whether in your own backyard or perhaps even as a quaint vacation home. I would happily load up with books, magazines, and snacks and sneak away to read and nap in this treehouse featured on Cote Maison.

Should you tire of being among the leaves, a daybed close to the ground would be a perfect accompaniment to your getaway in the trees.

22 comments:

abigail said...

I love this so much I am going to link to it! hope that's ok!

Courtney said...

Abigail- of course that's ok! :) I'm glad you think it's an appealing escape too.

Jane Flanagan said...

Take me away Ms Courtney! That's where I wanna be!

Stephanie said...

I loved Swiss Family Robinson - I think I read that book 5 or 6 times.

These look just about perfect.

alissa said...

i loooved that story! i love how they made like everything you could ever need - and made it work so easily. please book me a ticket for this place asap

Hallie said...

Courtney-
This was the first time I visited your blog and the first thing I saw was those amazing treehouses. I have been dreaming of living in a tree house as long as I can remember. A while ago I found this amazing get away in Australia that is a tree house hotel. Hopefully one day I can get there! Here's the website!
http://www.canopytreehouses.com.au/
I think you might like these too-
http://www.freespiritspheres.com/
You can actually purchase those as your own little get away in the trees!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

this is so cute & fun!!

alice said...

Enchanting! I love the idea of a getaway spot like this!

The Cherry Blog said...

oh i always wanted a tree house escape too! i love these - though that hanging bed at the end is pretty amazing! x

Blue Muse said...

Oh Courtney, I am so with you in your love and thought process of treehouses! We always had them as kids, made sure my son had one, and as adults have vacationed in them, and long for trees big enough in our own world to house the perfect one! one of these days :)
Have a wonderful weekend and Easter.
xo isa

DolceBaci said...

What fun!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

wow what fun :)

vicki archer said...

I loved that show too Courtney - must be my escapist/simple life fantasy coming through! Happy Easter and have a wonderful weekend, xv,

Blair said...

Oh, I felt the same way! I sepcially loved all of their contraptions. I so want to spend my afternoon watching swiss family Robinson now! I agree that although it may not be the best time full residence that it would be fun to have a treehouse like escape. A very happy Easter to you too Courtney! xx blair

katelynjane said...

I used to LOVE the Swiss Family Robinson!! The best movie ever (: My Dad used to tell us pirate stories when we were little too, so that was a huge attraction to the movie, but the tree house was amazing too! They had it all figured out...It's funny how we never grow up. We still love "playing" in tree houses (:

Lauren said...

Thanks for sharing these pictures, I was obsessed with the movie as I kid! I always thought the tree house in that movie was beyond amazing.

jabee said...

Oh my, NOW I know why I bought this house!!!

I too was charmed by the Robinson's treehouse home. I'd forgotten. When I was house hunting my realtor told another that I was looking for "a treehouse". And I got it.

I look out the doors to the deck straight into 200 year old oak branches.

Now I know it's due to the influence of the Swiss Family Robinson. Thank you for helping me to remember.

Modern Maven said...

Ohhh...I had a "double decker" tree house growing up. And I LOVED it! And reading this is EXACTLY what I'd like to have today!

Courtney said...

Hallie- thanks for the links! They are both sites I am bookmarking.

Jabee- Sounds like your house and the view are incredible!

Courtney said...

Wow: How I would love to curl up with a good book in the shade on a sunny summer afternoon. Perfection, in my opinion.

Two Tall Girls said...

I too loved the idea of the tree houses living in Swiss Family Robinson but now I'd never be able to do it. It's so high! I do love the idea of just being close by on the ground. Beautiful post.

Emily said...

I would just adore to stay in these tree houses.... I love the hammock bed too! So relaxing looking. -e