Just north of Acapulco, in Juluchuca, Mexico, the Playa Viva resort has revealed a treehouse suite enclosed by lush palms. Taking sustainable vacationing to another level, beachfront treehouse lounges over 700 square feet and was produced by Deture Culsign. The firm intended to “visually intrigue and highlight sustainable crafts to deliver a true immersive guest experience.” To that end, the treehouse, which was finished in just six months from original design meeting to first guest check-in, is made of bamboo with electricity and hot water produced by solar power.
The concept of the design is for guests to experience indoor and outdoor living within one seamless space. The regionally rooted wood compounds into the surroundings, with an open air sitting room and private bathroom located on the ground floor. The cover of the bathroom is purposely curved away, opening up to the sky and forming an outdoor shower feeling. The upper sleeping area, or perch, includes a king bed and two people hammock.
Guests are required to leave their inhibitions behind, welcoming the au naturel vibe of the treehouse, which was developed by California-based Artistree. The suite can rest three people with prices ranging from $445 to $620, depending on meals, and season. The hotel itself sits on 200 acres and incorporates an Aztec archeological site, turtle sanctuary, and a riverine forest and mangrove ecosystem which sustains a collection of wildlife.