Tulum Treehouse: The Dreamy Designs of a Jungle Hideaway

In Architecture & Design, Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Stay by Suzanne Koch

Burrowed into the thick foliage of Tulum’s jungle, this treehouse features a secluded location and a minimalistic design, thanks to a handful of Mexican artisans and locally sourced products.

Made up of five bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bath, this treehouse features multiple indoor-outdoor dining spaces and several wrap-around terraces. Perhaps the most attractive feature of this jungle hideaway is its 20-person rooftop dining table that looks out over the tops of trees. The interiors are made up of neutral colors that blend in with the Tulum location and the home itself uses a mix of locally-sourced Tzalam wood and white cement. Using local, organic and sustainable materials, the home called on local artisans, builders, craftspeople and international designers to design and decorate the space. Guests can find local textiles and ceramics, Oaxacan rugs and furnishings by Meridian artisans or sourced from Mexico City’s antique market.

Co-Lab Design Office, a full-service architecture studio based in Tulum, was responsible for the architecture of the home while the renowned Berlin-based interior designer Annabell Kutucu brought her expertise of combining artisanal and organic elements with contemporary pieces to create holistic environments. A local Yucatan-based family of carpenters who specialize in collecting fallen or displaced trees in Veracruz are responsible for the rugged furniture in the home and Mexico-based brand, Caravana, (led by Italian designers Francesca Bonato and Jacopo Janniello Ravagnan) were in charge of textiles. The home also features products from La Chicharra, a local Oaxacan ceramics maker; Lolita Lolita, a Tulum-based all-natural amenities line; and a local basket weaver with 30 years of weaving experience.

While there are a total of five bedrooms split over three floors, guests have the option of renting out only the three bedrooms in the main house or all five. Rates include a concierge, daily housekeeping and continental breakfast and vary depending on season.

3 Bedrooms $1,250 – $1,950

5 Bedrooms $1,450 – $3,950

More Info: tulumtreehouse.com

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