This next home takes the tree house concept to an entirely different level! Uniquely orb-like in shape The HemLoft was built by Joel Allen after an attempt to retire at age 26 proved unsuccessful. Yes behind this interesting dwelling is an equally interesting story! Not to mention the abode is named for the hemlock tree around which it is built. Check out the details at The HemLoft.
Nestled among the rain forest located in Mt Whitfield in Cairns this lovely home uses glass extensively and sports walls that are made entirely out of glass alone. This offers a wonderful vantage point that blends in with the surroundings and seems like a natural extension of the rainforest.
Adding to this are solar water heating technology ambient natural lighting and 60000 liters of water storage system that ensure that the home further retained its ‘green’ tag. Designed by Tim Stewart Architects it is a wonderful example of sustainable architecture.
However underground houses are known to have excellent natural insulation and climactic regulation in all seasons. Situated partially beneath the tower the home opens through 4 fully glazed walls toward a sunken central courtyard.
The is nestled on an 18 acre property that sports plenty of flora and even has a pond that is close to the home. The challenge for the designers was to integrate the existing surroundings with the new and revamped structure which offers its residents some great views of the lush surroundings while it makes for a lavish contemporary home. The highlight of the home was the use of repurposed wood which pretty much helped in construction of the entire structure.
And the contrast amalgamates seamlessly and some wonderful views from the second tier thanks to the large glass windows ensure that the home is complete with everything that its owner who is an avid traveler and camping enthusiast asked for.
Different textures and elements were added to this with a koi pond on the north side along with some green around it. A small waterfall at the entrance welcomes you with elegance while a flowing sheet of water at the back separates the private pool area from the rest of the home.