Playa Viva Treehouse
A treehouse with a view on the Pacific Ocean, energetic efficient and a good example of Mexican traditional architecture.
In the north of Acapulco in the sustainable resort called Playa Viva, the firm from Chicago Deture Culsign was contacted to design a bi-level treehouse. The house has been built by the Californian firm ArtisTree.
When I was in Mexico I could sleep in a cabaña on the ocean. This is a typical architecture typological that you can find in all the resort close to the ocean. It’s a simple “hut” built with local materials and traditional techniques. The walls made of bamboo-culms permit the air to pass trough to have a natural ventilation inside of the house. Moreover the space between the culms filters the sun’s light giving a magic lights-shadows play inside.
This technique is the same one used to build this treehouse. A 700 square feet treehouse immerse in the nature built 6 feet above the ground on palm trees –the living piers, as the owner on his website explain-. The windows on the walls increase the circulation of the air for a passive cooling; moreover solar power provides electricity and hot water.
“Room is outfitted with a King Bed, private room and a small lounge area with in-floor hammock. King bed in the “perch” can divide into two singles, plus there is an additional day bed located in “bathhouse.” Private bathroom located in bathhouse is down a set of stairs from the main “perch.” Rates are $445/$520/$620 for Low/High/Holiday Seasons respectively, based on double occupancy”. Playa Viva
The prices includes: Airport Pick up and Drop Off (requires 3 night minimum), All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (and Snacks), All Beverages (excluding alcoholic beverages), Yoga daily except Sun, Free Wi-Fi (Common Area), Roomy Private Bathroom, In-Room Safe and of course a private and wonderful view on the Ocean!
Well, I guess that now everyone is booking a fly to Mexico! I’ll be there next year, I hope to visit this wonderful treehouse and live this experience on the ocean!
For further Information check Playa Viva‘s website!
Pics by Playa Viva and Deture Culsign