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Every kid dreams of having a treehouse. Just because you didn’t get one in childhood doesn’t mean you can’t have one as a grown-ass man. A new treehouse at the base of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee, just might motivate you to build your own. Designed by acclaimed treehouse architect and Treehouse Masters host Pete Nelson, the 360 square-foot hideaway features décor curated by Bright Bazaar founder and interior designer Will Taylor. The rustic oasis would be an ideal getaway for those looking to go rock climbing, kayaking, or hiking around the hilltops and forests surrounding the Tennessee River.
The inspiration for the Elements Treehouse came, unexpectedly enough, from the new Dove Men+Care Elements line. Natural ingredients like sage, sandalwood, and charcoal used in the product line were also incorporated into the materials of the treehouse.
Wood panels on the exterior and interior of the treehouse were charred with fire in accordance with Shou Sugi Ban, an ancient Japanese preservation technique that gives the appearance of charcoal. To balance out that darker color scheme, sandalwood accents – in the form of log stacks, a bed frame, couch, and coffee tables – are used throughout the treehouse. A living plant wall on the porch greets guests with the invigorating scent of sage. A glass-enclosed tree adorns the bathroom (a.k.a. the “spa in the sky”) which also boasts clay sinks and skylights so guests feel like they’re showering in the great outdoors. Charcoal is further incorporated in the bathroom floor tiles, side tables, wall art, linens, textiles, and flatware. The color sage is seen on the painted front door and in the hues of bathrobes, bedding, vases, curtains, accent pillows and wall art.
Dove Men+Care Elements hosted a contest earlier this year for consumers to win a chance to stay at the treehouse; winners will occupy the accommodations in June and July. Beginning this fall, anyone can book a stay there through Treetop Hideaways on Airbnb, a canopy lodge destination in Tennessee. The rates are still being finalized, and will vary depending on the time of year, but estimates are currently around $300 a night.
Until then, take a virtual tour of this cozy retreat: