Klaus has always loved the Icelandic and Scandinavian ways of living: simple but cosy interiors, and a focus on natural surroundings. After passing a book on treehouse architecture in Munich airport a few times, he realised he couldn’t delay his dream of creating his very own treehouse hideaway. A few weeks later, and he was sat face-to-face with an architect.
Now, at the edge of the Elbe, nestled between the trees, 7 meters above the ground, you find three stunning hideouts: calling them treehouses doesn’t quite do justice to their striking architecture and sleek modern design. Windows perfectly frame panoramas of the vast greenery of a bird sanctuary, all the way down to the meandering Elbe, and there’s not another building in sight. This is a showcase of the tranquillity that comes from total submersion in nature.
“Years ago I dreamt of life in a treehouse on a remote pasture, at the edge of a forest, where horses spent the summer, so I could find peace and decelerate. Now that dream is a reality!”
“Honestly, the best thing to do here is nothing! The view over the Elbe is beautiful, and I could spend hours watching the birds soar by on the wind and the ships sail by on the river.”
Klaus’ insider tips:
The Elbe Treehouses are nestled on the banks of the Elbe in Krautsand, surrounded by trees.
It’s a 4-hour drive from Berlin.
Getting here by public transport isn’t recommended, as the connections from Hamburg (and other nearby cities) aren’t that reliable.