This Rustic Treehouse In Tennessee Includes A Fully-Functional Bathroom
As an aging millennial child who read lots of Berenstain Bears books growing up, I still dream of owning a remote treehouse in the woods. There’s something peaceful and primitive about living high up in the trees in your own little rustic sanctuary. It puts the mind in a true state of zen.
The folks at Dove Men+Care just pulled off one of the coolest marketing stunts I’ve come across in a while. They collaborated with Pete Nelson — host of Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters — to build a woodsy, 360-square-foot escape at the foot of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The treehouse itself includes an incredible premium bathroom and elements of sage, charcoal and sandalwood – all core ingredients used in Dove Men+Care Elements products. A few highlights of the design, per Dove Men+Care representatives:
- Shou Sugi Ban, an ancient Japanese technique that preserves wood by charring it with fire, was applied to the interior and exterior wood panels to evoke charcoal
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Inspired by the new @DoveMenCare Elements range with Charcoal + Clay, the team is using this Shou Sugi Ban treatment to char the lumber being used on the Treehouse. Blackening the wood texturizes it in the spirit of the charcoal inspired ingredients. #DiscoverElements #DoveMenPartner
- A living Sage plant wall was installed on the porch so guests see and smell sage upon entering, an ingredient known to refresh the body and mind
- Sandalwood accents are incorporated throughout the structure, to contrast the dark charred wood paneling
- The bathroom, which Pete calls a “spa in the sky,” contains a glass-enclosed tree and huge skylights that bring the outside-in so guests can truly feel like they’re showering in the elements
I’d LOVE to spend a night in this slice of heave on earth. You can’t tell me there’s a cooler place to take a hot shower than an airy treehouse in the middle of the Appalachian woods.