Eclectic Treehouse Offers a Forest Bathing Experience at 22 Feet in the Pacific Northwest
Inspired by the Japanese concept shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, this ADA accessible treehouse is a sanctuary among the trees of the Pacific Northwest.
The Ananda Treehouse is an architectural marvel where you’d least expect it. Nestled among two beautiful Douglas Fir trees 22 feet in the air in Issaquah, Wash., this rental treehouse overlooks the Raging River, the perfect setting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Showcasing the density and grandeur of the forest, as well as the old growth trees supporting this treehouse—some 5-foot in diameter or more.
Forest bathing can be as simple as a contemplative stroll through the woods or as experiential as an immersive day-long or overnight stay.
There’s no doubt that time spent in nature is good for the spirit. Whether experiencing burnout or just looking to escape the everyday busy-ness of work and life, immersing yourself in the forest is good for the soul and good for the planet.
Featuring large Marvin windows, framed views, and organic accents, this treehouse offers the experience of forest bathing both inside and out. Marvin Signature Ultimate windows can offer the look of steel but with better performance to achieve the desired aesthetic. Throughout, windows are strategically placed to remind visitors that they are floating among the trees.
“We positioned the windows to frame these beautiful trees to ensure you remember where you are,” Nelson says.
The treehouse is accessible with a ramp that’s built up behind the structure so customers with disabilities can also enjoy the stunning views. “For many, this is an opportunity to experience a treehouse, and forest bathing for that matter, when they thought they might never be able to,” Nelson says.