These homes bring a whole new meaning to bringing the outdoors in. Trees grow inside and patios are built around trees to create a special home that exists side by side with nature. These creative homes built around trees preserve their surroundings and create a nature-nurturing environment that is beautiful and unique.
An opening was created for this tree and then enclosed with glass to create a spectacular feature in the interior, while preserving the tree.
This is a home that has completely integrated the environment into its structure.
This partially enclosed courtyard area beautifully integrates nature with modern living. The trees provide shade in summer and give this space a peaceful natural vibe.
When a tree has grown for decades, it is a thoughtful decision by the architect and homeowner to preserve it and provide a space for its continued growth. This tree is the central feature of the patio and can be viewed from nearly every room in the home.
A home’s breezeway is structured around a tree with an open skylight, bathing the space in light.
A tree grows in this interior, placing its inhabitants right next to nature.
This beautiful modern home is literally a part of its surrounding environment. The home’s upper balcony is constructed around the tree, very much like a tree house.
A favorite tree does not have to be sacrificed to construct a patio or deck. Simply incorporate it into the design and create an outdoor space that is beautiful and unique.
Using a tree’s trunk as a non-structural accent in the home brings the outside in while preserving a bit of nature.
When leaving trees that would otherwise be cut down to accommodate a structure, trim them carefully to avoid any damage to the home. Watch for and remove dead branches before they become a problem.
Imagine living with a tree growing right through your roof. Homes around the world are embracing this way of thinking and planning homes that give more than just a nod toward the outside.
Trees can play an integral part in modern home architecture, providing a stunning feature. This element of nature in and around a home adds great character while preserving one of the greatest features of the land.
If you plan to build a home or patio, consider leaving trees in place and building around them for a unique take on the nature theme. There is no longer a need to take down every tree in sight to build a house. And you don’t have to live in the treetops. A home can be among the trees even on the ground.