In the heart of the Pedras Salgadas Park in Portugal, Luís and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade of Rebelo de Andrade Studio have created these interesting looking Tree Snake Houses. The tree houses aren’t build among the branches of a high tree, but instead are found between the tree trunks, and are raised on stilts. The structures truly blend into their surroundings thanks to natural coverings in slate and wood, and windows have been placed especially to admire the life of the park and also the stars. Considering their somewhat strange appearance, the treehouses actually blend amazingly well into the nature around them, and the architects also considered sustainability and environmental impact, adding reinforced insulation, low energy lighting, and solar panels. Inside, decoration is minimal, and the compact tree houses feature one bathroom, a small kitchen, double bed and sofa. A truly unique accommodation option for visitors to Portugal.
Photos © Fernando Guerra, FG+SG Architectural Photography.