Time Out has details of four treehouse hotels and holidays in Asia and Africa to help inspire you do something different with your vacation
One of many adults’ big regrets is not having a parent handy enough with a hammer to build the ultimate kids’ den – a treehouse. But rather than cursing your DIY-phobic folks, make up for lost time by checking yourself into one of these arboreal abodes.
Tongabezi Tree House, Zambia With breathtaking views of the Zambezi River and fine finishings perfectly in tune with your new surroundings, this property is as beautiful as it is sustainable. The gorgeous living space is especially beautiful at night, so light some candles and run yourself a bath as you gaze out into the Zambian heartland. Dhs2,770 per person, per night. Ongoing. Livingstone, Zambia, www.tongabezi.com (+260 213 327450).
Tree House Bungalows, Cambodia Jet off to the idyllic Koh Rong island and you’ll find these incredible bungalows, hewn from bamboo and set beside 3km of white beach and mangroves. Honeymooners are particularly welcome at this retreat, while adventure-seekers can book a jungle trek. From Dhs145 per night. Ongoing. Koh Rong Island, Cambodia, www.treehouse-bungalows.com (+855 166 48739).
Treetops, England A four-berth perch designed around a huge, 250-year-old oak tree has an undeniably cosy charm. Kitted out with a king-size bedroom, separate bunk beds, copper bath and terrace overlooking the fishing lake, there can be few better spots to unwind in. From Dhs1,360 per night. Ongoing. The Fox and Hounds Hotel, Chulmleigh, Devon, England, www.foxandhoundshotel.co.uk (+44 1769 580 345).
Tranquil Resort, India Set within a 400-acre coffee plantation, this Keralan outpost offers both a Serenetree Villa and Tranquilitree Tree House (see what they did there?). Both beautiful structures include an array of mod-cons, while ornithologists can spot up to 127 species. From Dhs425 per night. Tranquil Resort, Wayanad, Kerala, www.tranquilresort.com (+91 705 312 6407).