Spending the Night in a Tree House

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A few weeks ago, I had the chance to live out every grown-up girl and boy’s childhood dream by spending the night in a tree house. This wasn’t your average tree house, oh no–it was a tree mansion.

Hovering 15 feet above the forest floor near Nominingue, Quebec rests a castle of wooden beams, rope bridges and elaborate eco-construction.

Complete with propane and wood stoves, a composting toilet, water and basic shower, beds, balconies and a rope and pulley system, the tree house of Les Toits Du Monde is just as impressive from both inside and out.

We spent the night relaxing in the quiet forest, cooking an epic feast, drinking beers, roasting marshmallows on the wood stove, playing with sparklers (safely) and sleeping without the incessant buzz of technology or traffic.

Travel + Escape has published the full account of  my night spent in the tree house here, but I want to share some photos with you in the mean time:

Exterior

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Interior

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Roasting marshmallows on the wood stove

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Image source : Les Toits du Monde

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Image source : Les Toits du Monde

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Image source : Les Toits du Monde

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Image source : Les Toits du Monde

Breakfast

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Hoisting up breakfast with rope and pulley

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Tipi

Not only does Les Toits du Monde have this magical little tree house, but they also have a Native Indian tipi and a Mongolian yurt, with plans to build an authentic hobbit house.

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Would you like to spend a night in a tree house?

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23 Responses to “Spending the Night in a Tree House”

  1. Shaun
    June 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    What a great pied a terre and it’s not too far from where I live. Can’t say the ones I built as a kid were this good, but at the time, they were epic!

    Congrats on the T+E article!

    • Seattle
      June 20, 2013 at 11:55 am #

      A tree house in any form is epic, but agreed–it’s hard to compare any to this one. Even if you didn’t live nearby I would recommend visiting this place. So, the fact that you live close means YOU HAVE TO STAY HERE! haha

  2. Lyn Coffin
    June 20, 2013 at 1:15 am #

    I really enjoyed this piece- The pictures were wonderful. A dream realized, indeed. I wonder if this piece was written by Seattle? I wonder if you’d mind sharing with me how you got your name? I am writing a fiction and the heroine’s name is Seattle, so I can’t help wondering…! :-)
    all best wishes, Lyn

    • Seattle
      June 20, 2013 at 11:54 am #

      Thanks, the tree house is definitely dreamy..

      Wow–that’s so cool. It’s such an uncommon name that I’ve never seen it anywhere before, especially not in a book!

      I was named after the Native chief Seattle (Seathl of the Duwamish), because I am part Native Canadian. Where did YOU come up with the name for your book??

  3. Kadie
    June 20, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    this looks a fairy tale! so sweet!

    • Seattle
      June 20, 2013 at 11:50 am #

      Fairytale is the perfect word for this place!

  4. Audrey | That Backpacker
    June 23, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    Gahh! I love that they hoist breakfast up in a little basket! :D
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  5. Lauren Rains
    June 26, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    This are AMAZING shots Seattle!!
    I actually did a similar tree-house camping just outside of Savannah, Georgia. Though, I will say, I’m not sure the experience was entirely the same. It was very, very, very hippie-centric. Don’t get me wrong, I’m cool with the hippies, but there was enough free love there to last me the year!
    The tree houses were amazing!
    Cheers!
    - Lauren (@outdoor_minded)
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    • Seattle Dredge
      June 29, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

      I certainly wouldn’t mind a hippie-centric tree house, at least for a little while, hehe. I’ll have to look into this!

  6. Steph | A Nerd At Large
    June 29, 2013 at 1:18 am #

    My first thought was, I would probably fall down those stairs, but it would be totally worth it to stay in an awesome treehouse with a rope bridge, and marshmallows, adorably tiny waffles hoisted in a basket. Then I read about the forthcoming HOBBIT HOUSE and near lost me mind! I. MUST. STAY. THERE.
    Steph | A Nerd At Large recently posted..Don’t Hate Me for Taking a Chocolate Tour. It’s My Job.

    • Seattle Dredge
      June 29, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

      hahaha YES you have to visit this place. I’m 100% planning on going back for the yurt, and would definitely love to see the hobbit house too :D

  7. Angela (@angelatravels11)
    July 9, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    I have been wanting to check out tree camping, but I think this also is a great way to sleep for a couple of nights. Great pictures to inspire me to find a tree house for a night :)
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    • Seattle Dredge
      August 13, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

      What is tree camping?!
      Seattle Dredge recently posted..Feeding Sea Turtles in Barbados

      • Angela (@angelatravels11)
        August 13, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

        It is a tent suspended from the branches of a tree. I first read about a place in Germany that provides the accommodation. Even thought the site is in German, you should check it out!
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        • Seattle Dredge
          August 13, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

          ohhh I thought that might have been what you meant–I want to do that SO bad! I heard there’s a place in California too. But I might just construct my own hehe

          • Angela (@angelatravels11)
            August 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

            You will have to let me know if you try to construct one for yourself. I heard about the one in California too. I hope that I can try it someday!
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          • Seattle Dredge
            August 13, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

            haha I will let you know!

  8. Hyacinthe Raimbault
    July 14, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    Not as fun as a treehouse, but there’s a cool hostel in Gaspésie (Quebec) where the dorms are in yurts or cabins, and you can also sleep in teepees! ;) http://www.aubergefestive.com

  9. David Bendict
    July 18, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    It is such a great experience of spending night time in tree house which makes you crazy and happy.

  10. Low light indoor trees
    August 16, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    I’m looking for the right information about my plants and trees, this is good info! thanks.

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