Trees are such wonderful things. They clear the air, grow high and tall, bring beauty to the earth and provide us with shade, fruit, and comfort. When building new structures, most architecture companies just tear the trees down. But others, those with a little more creativity and perspective, keep the trees intact and find a way to build around them. Check out these incredible places that let trees keep on growing.
1. Hole in the fence
This tree was spared an early death by creating a fence in the yard with a hole so the large branches could continue to stretch forth their fingers.
2. Tree in the kitchen
91-year-old Jia Julian has been living with a tree growing through his house for nearly 40 years. The 300-year-old locust tree grows through Jia’s kitchen and out the window. He likes the comfort that it brings him.
3. Tree has its own treehouse
This treehouse built for kids to play in, is located inside a home that also didn’t knock down a tree to build a cabin. What a fun place to learn and explore!
4. Palm tree paradise
This lovely older home let a tall palm tree grow right through the steps in their home. The recognize the importance of this tree to the local area.
5. Tree porch
These two tall trees are growing right through the roof of a porch on this lovely green home. It’s green in color and in spirit!
6. Most modern treehouse
We’ve never before seen a luxury treehouse like those. With its spiral staircase and multiple layers, we’re just entranced by this glass tree house of dreams.
7. Porch tree
Would you cut out the steps up to your house in order to let a tree keep growing? We love this.
8. Deck tree
This home brought the twisted branches of this tree right into their patio decor, with a Japanese modern feel. We love the way the tree fits so perfectly into this space.
9. Treehouse of dreams
This treehouse looks like the stuff dreams are made of. We love the urban rustic feel this place has and the tree, growing right up through the floor.
10. Tree staircase
This staircase spirals around this old birch tree, letting people explore the higher parts of the tree, normally unseen by humans.
11. Tree lights
This home has tree lights instead of skylights. We love the glass surrounding the two tall trees that go right through this house.
12. Ultimate tree house
This house is right on the beach and will satisfy all your tree house/ beach house needs.
13. Space to grow
This tree was given a wide berth of space to keep growing and expanding. Both this house and the tree will be happy together for years to come.
14. Tree ceiling
This tree is growing right up into the recesses of this cathedral ceiling. We love the green effect that’s taking place here.
15. Hotel tree
This hotel has gone to great lengths to cut holes for tree trunks and branches to safely move onward and upward.
16. Tree path
Instead of removing this tree to make a road, developers made the road go around the tree. Notice that it’s the only one for awhile. It was a wise decision to leave it there.