virgin holidays builds 35-foot luxury treehouse in central london
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passersby london’s southbank this week may be surprised by an unexpected sight towering above the river’s edge. virgin holidays has created a 35 foot high luxury south african treehouse, and is offering competition winners an overnight stay in the urban retreat. drawing reference from the lion sands game reserve in south africa, the dwelling is stilted on giant trunks and is supported by a greenery-clad plinth. two elevated huts are made from natural materials and resemble authentic accommodation found in the african plains. inside, the temporary residence comprises two bespoke bedrooms designed by hubert zandberg, whose interiors feature a selection of tribal prints, a plush four-post bed and several rare pieces of african sculpture. 

the treehouse is stilted on giant trunks and supported by a greenery-clad stage

two elevated hut-like spaces are made with natural materials

the treehouse is stilted atop a greenery-clad plinth 

the bedroom features patterned sheets referring to african motifs  

two bespoke bedrooms have been conceived by interior designer hubert zandberg

the interiors feature a selection of tribal prints, a four-post plush bed and rare pieces of african sculpture



virgin holidays treehouse in london
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