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!
More pics in the gallery below.

Pics by Playa Viva and Deture Culsign


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