Vancouver Island is home to some intriguing hospitality that will bring out your inner child. The accommodation in question? Just these awesome treehouse pods!
That’s right, guests can spend the night in a round treehouse cabin nestled high in the forest canopy, with each pod being suspended 10-14 feet from the ground!
Known as Free Spirit Spheres, the project was first devised by Tom Chudleigh, who had an interest in developing spherical-shaped treehouses back in the 1990s. Now his vision is a reality that anyone visiting Vancouver Island can enjoy, with the charming treehouse pods offering a unique stay for vacationers.
The treehouses are a combination of fibreglass and wood, and each sphered measure between 9-10 feet. For the exterior of each structure, either yellow cedar or Sitka spruce is used, while the interior features one of mahogany or teak.
Each pod sleeps up to two, and there is access to bathroom and toilet facilities on the ground level beneath.
While the spherical shapes may appear and odd choice, Chudleigh believes they are the perfect option for his project.
“Architecture is a way of shaping and creating habitat to reflect a feeling and to harmonize with the environment. The sphere is a form of architecture that reflects that thought of unity and feeling of oneness,” He explains. “Where normal square/rectangular housing separates walls, floor and ceiling with hard lines and often color and material changes—in a sphere they all become one.”
Prices start at just $130 per night!