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Ever dreamt of a summer villa in Tuscany? What about a luxurious, eco-friendly tuscan treehouse instead?
La Piantata Farm’s high-tech “Black Cabin” is a tree house unlike any other. Perched seven proud meters off the ground and mended by the shade of leaves from a 200 year-old Maritime Pine, the large (87 square meters to be exact) structure overlooks rolling lavender hills, endless olive groves and mountains that blend seamlessly into the sunset.
This is a tree house that makes absolutely no comprises when it comes to modern, tech-savvy travel, offering comfort akin to a five-star city hotel: flat screen television and a Bose home theatre system, LED lighting, WIFI and a crystal shower – yes you heard correctly – it’s all there. And that’s not even counting the striking pool below and glimpses of the Tarquinia Sea made possible from the gorgeous balcony.
Interior architect Claudia Pelizzari from Archiglam Studio in Brescia handpicked extraordinary materials and contrasting colours for the ecologically friendly design. Canadian cedar is matched with glass and black steel. The furniture is covered primarily with natural materials – cotton and linen.
So how much is this little slice of paradise going to set you back? Take a breath. The Black Cabin can be all yours for around $500 AUD/night. A little extreme for a tuscan treehouse, maybe, but when premium location, unique design and just general awesomeness are taken into account, it might not be that radical after all…
All images via La Piantata