Vancouver Getaway: Try These Majestic Treehouses Near

These unique treehouses offer a glamping experience.

Vancouverites looking for a refreshing getaway without venturing too far or breaking the bank have a unique option on Vancouver Island.

Although tree houses are not a new concept, this accommodation offers three spherical ones that you will not find anywhere else.

Located in the rain forest of Qualicum Beach, the Free Spirit Spheres offer guests a chance to become one with nature, as they sway serenely under the lush canopy.

Secluded rentals are ideal for artists, writers, and musicians looking for a creative studio, but they’re also wonderful vacation spots for couples and solo travelers. You will stay comfortable inside these glamping spaces and there are also a variety of restaurants and eateries in the area.

It will take Vancouverites about four hours to reach the accommodation, which includes a one-and-a-half to two-hour trip with BC Ferries from Horseshoe Bay (North Vancouver) to Departure Bay (downtown Nanaimo); or from Tsawwassen (south of Vancouver) to Duke Point (south Nanaimo). Find comprehensive directions with Free Spirit Spheres and plan ahead for peak times.

Free Spirit Spheres Getaway from Vancouver

You can choose between three spheres: Eryn, Melody or Luna.

Eryn, crafted from Sitka spruce, has a five-window configuration. As such, you’ll be able to enjoy much of that soft, dappled light that filters through the trees above your head. Although it measures 10 feet in diameter, Eryn can accommodate three people and has a small sink, refrigerator, counter, sofa, cabinets with dishes, filtered water and everything needed to make tea and coffee. The third bed is a “loft bed” which has a weight limit of 165 pounds, however.

Melody is a bright yellow fiberglass sphere with an adorable bird mural on the side. She comes with the same amenities as Eryn, but also has a stylish black walnut interior as well as a spacious open living concept. This accommodation is ideal for one or two people.

Finally, Luna is considered the “newest and arguably most luxurious sphere”. It has the same amenities as the other accommodations, and also has “an electric composting dry toilet at the base of the sphere, and your private three-piece bathroom with running water is located less than 50 meters from Luna in the central baths.”

This season, the website notes, “Luna will be nestled in a man-made grove of yellow cedar logs toward the rear of the property, with a spiral staircase up to an access platform, and views of a grove of cedars and maples, and the pond.”

All three houses have access to the central baths.

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