If as a child you too dreamed of living in a house in a tree , you will not be indifferent to these images. A bed & breakfast surrounded by olive groves and lavender expanses, in the Lazio Maremma, offers the possibility of staying in a treehouse , for those wishing to live a sustainable experience in contact with nature without giving up the many comforts of modern life.
We are in Arlena di Castro, in the province of Viterbo, a few kilometers away from Lake Bolsena : here, the sustainable farmhouse La Piantata offers 4 double bedrooms, 3 apartments and 2 apartments to anyone who wants to spend a quiet and comfortable holiday. tree houses .
The farmhouse is owned by Renzo Stucchi, who bought an old farm and surrounding land in 1999, after having worked for over thirty years in Milan, first as a pastry chef and then as a manager in the fashion field. During the restoration of the building, an eighteenth-century farmhouse, Stucchi literally fell in love with a majestic centuries-old oak and decided to realize a childhood dream by building a wooden house on it.
In 2005, after having fought against the bureaucracy and having made use of the collaboration of the French architect Alain Laurens , who designed over 300 treehouses all over the world, the dream became reality, with the construction of a 44 m2 structure , which rests entirely on oak. The Bleue Suite consists of a bedroom with a four-poster bed, a bathroom and a large terrace and offers an enchanting view of the lavender-covered hills.
Subsequently, Stucchi wanted to build a second treehouse: this time it is a luxurious loft in wood and glass of 87 square meters, suspended 7 meters above the ground, supported by stilts and sheltered by the branches and the canopy of pine. maritime of two hundred years. From the terrace of the Black Cabin, the largest treehouse in Europe, you can enjoy an enviable view over the hills covered with lavender, over a centuries-old olive grove, the Cimini Mountains and the sea of Tarquinia.
At this time, however, the owners have commissioned a company specializing in the care and maintenance of ancient trees in order to assess the current phytosanitary and structural conditions of the large oak that has housed the Suite Bleue for over 15 years. The results obtained show, unfortunately, that the large oak specimen is going through a period of suffering in its evolutionary phase attributable to various factors, including climate change as well as the natural life cycle of the plant itself.
They have therefore decided to stop renting it until the plant shows a resilience. In the meantime, all possible interventions will be carried out in order to safeguard it, and we will enjoy at least these splendid photos.
Source: La Piantata.it