If you happen to have a large tree growing in your colossal garden, you should consider building a tree house and then turning it into a high-end Bed & Breakfast. That’s exactly what the owner of “La Piantata” did, and the result is astounding.
Set in the idyllic countryside of Arlena di Castro, Italy (50 miles northwest of Rome), this 474 sq ft tree house stands 26 feet above the ground, in the dense foliage of a century-old oak, surrounded by 12 hectares of lavender hills. It comprises a double bedroom (with heating) over-looking a furnished terrace, and a spacious 3-piece bathroom. As a unique treat, breakfast (organic and locally grown, of course) is served straight to the bedroom via a pulley mechanism. It sounds like the perfect nest for a romantic escapade, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. ($430/night for 2 people)