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These adorable crowdfunded treehouses have been built in Chinese woodland

Visitors to Beijing, China, can now step away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city to check out these cute treehouses. Set in woodland at the foot of Mount Wuling in Beijing’s Miyun District, the two stilted wooden huts are called “The Treehouse” and have a combined floor area of just 8 square metres. They were completely financed through a public crowdfunding campaign.

Crowdfunded treehouses have been built in woodland in Beijing, China. Image: Sun Haiting, Roadside Alien Studio.
Crowdfunded treehouses have been built in woodland in Beijing, China. Image: Sun Haiting, Roadside Alien Studio.

Designed by Wee Studio architects, the treehouses with pointy roofs can be found in a tranquil setting among poplar and hawthorn trees. The cute wooden structures and situated on either side of a wooden deck facing a stream, and while one is a combined tearoom and bedroom with a floor-to-ceiling window, the other is a bathroom.

Crowdfunded treehouses have been built in woodland in Beijing, China. Image: Sun Haiting, Roadside Alien Studio.
Crowdfunded treehouses have been built in woodland in Beijing, China. Image: Sun Haiting, Roadside Alien Studio.

The practice of drinking tea has a long history in China, and while the larger space can be used for sipping on a cuppa by day, at night it can be converted into a bedroom. The floor of the tearoom is covered in tatami matting, the same material found in traditional Japanese homes and teahouses.

Crowdfunded treehouses have been built in woodland in Beijing, China. Image: Sun Haiting, Roadside Alien Studio.
Crowdfunded treehouses have been built in woodland in Beijing, China. Image: Sun Haiting, Roadside Alien Studio.

It would be a very romantic place to stay, as it’s illuminated by a skylight that offers a unique view of the stars and sky. The walls are clad in lengths of recycled timber, designed to help them blend with their woodland setting, and there is plenty of glass to allow you to observe the surrounding nature and passing woodland creatures.

Crowdfunded treehouses have been built in woodland in Beijing, China. Image: Sun Haiting, Roadside Alien Studio.
Crowdfunded treehouses have been built in woodland in Beijing, China. Image: Sun Haiting, Roadside Alien Studio.