10 Of The Greatest Tree Houses Ever Built

Tree houses are built usually by people for leisure purposes, also for protection from wild animals. In some parts of the tropics, houses are either fastened to trees or elevated on stilts to keep the living quarters above the ground to protect occupants and stored food from scavenging animals. The Korowai, a Papuan tribe in the southeast of Irian Jaya, live in tree houses, some nearly 40 meters (130 ft) high, as protection against a tribe of neighboring head-hunters, the Citak.

Along with subterranean and ground level houses, tree houses are an option for building eco-friendly houses in remote forest areas, because they do not require a clearing of a certain area of forest. The wildlife, climate and illumination on ground level in areas of dense close-canopy forest is not desirable to some people.

Tom Chudleigh, Free Spirit Spheres, Qualicum Bay, British Columbia (Canada)



Terunobu Fujimori, Teahouse Tetsu, Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum, Nakamaru, Hokuto City, Yamanashi (Japan)

Baumraum, Andreas Wenning, Between Alder and Oak, Osnabrück (Germany)

Michael Ince, Bialsky Tree House, Bridgehampton, New York (USA)

Casa na Árvore, Lake House, Araras, São Paulo (Brazil)

House Restaurant, Warkworth (New Zealand)

Hapuku Lodge, Hapuku Lodge Tree Houses, Kaikoura (New Zealand)

Roderick Wolgamott Romero, Lake-Nest Tree House, New York (USA)

Lukasz Kos, 4tree house, Walker’s Point, Lake Muskoka Ontario (Canada)

Nicko Bjorn Elliot, Nicko Bjorn Elliot Tree House, Toronto (Canada)

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The 10 Sexiest Women

They’ve conquered social media and dominate newsfeeds. They make or break trends. And with millions of fans following everything they do, these women are as savvy as they are sexy, their careers expanding into new territory all the time.

Take a good look at the 10 sexiest women below.




Gigi Hadid

It all started with a Desigual show in 2014. From there, the LA native racked up gigs with Carine Roitfeld, Vogue (several issues of them), Versace and Chanel, paving the way to the throne with a series of front covers and closing runway appearances.

Bella Hadid

The elder Hadid goes for the all-American girl-next-door, yet Bella is happier to play the black sheep in a series of topless shoots, risqué outfits and a barely-there Victoria’s Secret appearance.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall – is proving to be far less divisive than the TV show that propelled her family to fame.

Kylie Jenner

Pair Kylie Jenner’s clear business acumen with a body that is worth every penny, and you’re left with a young woman as shrewd as she is attractive.

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger has quite the pair of lungs. She fronted two albums as part of The Pussycat Dolls, released two all by herself, and even had time to squeeze in a couple of appearances on the West End in Cats. Then there’s the occasional acting spot in Moana and a frankly unnecessary TV remake of Dirty Dancing, her flexibility hinting at the American singer’s enduring success.

Emily Ratajkowski

There’s only one Emily Ratajkowski, and you still can’t pronounce her name properly. The woman that made ‘Blurred Lines’ a cultural phenomenon (though only Robin Thicke can be blamed for the backlash) has gone from strength-to-strength in Hollywood.

Kim Kardashian

Through Instagram, television and magazine covers, the most famous Kardashian-Jenner has built a brand by just being her, and even managed to bag one of hip hop’s pickiest figures in the process: Kanye West. Detractors may feel entitled to their criticism, but it won’t put them on the same pay grade.

Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn is the ultimate girl-done-good. From humble beginnings in Greenford, the 26-year-old became the first black British woman to appear on Forbes’ top-earning models list – all while juggling the travails of motherhood.


Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie, the rose of Wall Street, harks back to a Golden Age of Hollywood when the roles were coveted, and the actresses behind them even more so. The 27-year-old is only set to increase the trend, too.

Rihanna

The queen of Bajan pop and IDGAF Instagram comments has spawned 11 number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, eight albums in almost as many years and collected over 141 international music awards. You can’t blame people for dancing.

Jasmine Tookes

Jasmine Tookes really is a woman of the world. With African, Central American and British heritage, the California girl has walked for Miu Miu, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Saint Laurent and Tom Ford amongst others – all at the tender age of 26

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