With 2013 only a couple days away, we’re taking a look back at Inhabitots‘s most popular stories of the year. 2012 was filled with great stories, and Inhabitots readers particularly enjoyed how-to’s, kids’ beds and controversial topics. From super cool recycled jar lava lamps to awesome treehouse beds to the debate over LEGO Friends, check out all the stories that made the cut and vote for your favorite!
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Every kids dreams of having their own treehouse, but imagine how giddy they would be if they found out they could have one indoors. Parents are taking sleep to new heights by building their kids some seriously awesome treehouse beds that not only look amazing, but provide a great way to update spaces and get rooms organized. Read on for six of our favorite eco-friendly, dreamy treehouse bed designs you can DIY or buy.
It might be a hassle to set up, but this suspended treehouse is the latest in arboreal luxury. Just don’t try this in a hurricane. [Read more]
E’terra Samara is a five-star eco resort designed by Farrow Partnership studio that consists of twelve treehouse villas sensitively nestled into Canada’s Bruce Peninsula forest, which is listed as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. So as to work in harmony with the dramatic natural landscape, the treehouses are designed to be suspended in such a way that they ‘hug’ the trees, rather than being nailed directly into the lofty, historical arbors.
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