Since everyone loves staying at places where snakes are top of mind, Lisbon, Portugal-based architects Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade have teamed up to create Tree Snake Houses, a pair of prefabricated single-room cabins in Pedras Salgadas, Portugal. Not exactly cutting it as traditional treehouses—both are propped up on stilts—the twin huts are built from natural materials and are newcomers to the Pedras Salgadas Eco Resort, a spa and hotel meant to provide relaxtion like only the deep woods can. Like many a forest refuge of this kind, the cabins are designed to appear almost completely obscured from the outside, thanks to their narrow build and dark slate and wood exteriors.
From the inside, though, the solar panel-run hideaways are awash of bright white, with just enough room for a LED-lit kitchen and bathroom, along with a skylight-equipped bedroom that sits right at the front of the snake's "head." A long bridge that provides the sole entrance juts out like a slithering tail, completing the serpentine appearance. Or, in the words of Modular System Company, a partner for the project: "The characteristic design associated with the slates and the wood on the base suggests a snake gliding between the trees. Like a wild animal in its natural habitat, the house suddenly appears in the visual field of the observer." My Modern Met has more photos, right this way.
· Modern Tree Snake Houses Stand on Stilts in Portugal [My Modern Met]
· Tree snake houses slither between trees at pedras salgadas park [Design Boom]
· All Tree Houses posts [Curbed National]