Soak Up Views of the Pacific Ocean from Playa Viva’s Treehouse

You’ll find this cylindrical treehouse set on a beach near Acapulco in Mexico. It’s the addition to a sustainable resort called Playa Viva and is available for short stays.


The structure is built mainly from bamboo and sports some eco features to reduce its carbon footprint. It also was designed by the Chicago-based firm, Deture Culsign, and built by the Californian company ArtisTree.



Playa Viva’s treehouse is surrounded by palm trees – in some cases the trees have even been incorporated into the structure. It’s set 6 feet off the ground and contains two levels. All told, it contains a total living area of 700 square feet (65 square meters); pretty darn large for a “treehouse”.



Its eco-credentials include being built from bamboo (a fast-growing and renewable construction material) and making use of solar panels to power the occupant’s hot water and electrical needs. They’ve also attempted to promote natural ventilation and cooling through a series of small hatch-like windows.


The treehouse contains a bedroom, a lounge, an interior hammock, and a bathroom. The bedroom is set on the upper level, while the bathroom can be found on the lower one. The lounge, also found on the upper level, has a floor that gives way to a netted section that’s perfect for relaxing on and soaking up views of the Pacific ocean.


From Deture Culsign: “[The treehouse is designed to] visually intrigue and highlight sustainable strategies to deliver a natural immersive guest experience.” The firm attempted to create a space that minimized the transition between inside and outside spaces.

If you’d like to experience Playa Viva’s eco-retreat for yourself, it costs between $445 and $620 a night depending on the season. The price includes daily yoga classes and three meals a day.

For more treehouses check out Suite Blue, a rustic getaway set among lavender fields in France. Or, this amazing off-grid fire lookout that’s home to a couple in Oregon. See all treehouses.

Via Inhabitat
Photos: Play Aviva

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

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  1. Tropical location or not, I wouldn’t want to be in it during a downpour. Why my techie toys might get wet and then catch fire… lqtm