Coldwater Creek is a clear river in northern Florida that winds through woods and swamplands before flowing into the Gulf of Mexico near the city of Pensacola. The initiators of the Coldwater treehouse project appreciated the beauty of the river and the special quality of the flora and fauna in the region. The couple, who have their roots in the USA and Brazil, felt that this area was the perfect location for developing a tourism project with an ecological focus.
The treehouse consists of two cabins of unequal size that rest on a supporting structure. The larger of the two tree houses contains the sleeping area, while the smaller one houses the bathroom and a small kitchen. Between the two enclosed spaces there is a comfortable terrace which is partly covered by a large roof.
The Bridge House, an habitable structure built over a ditch, serves the dual purpose of offering accommodation and also allowing guests to cross the ditch. Each unit consists of two cabins in an offset arrangement. The larger of the two rooms contains a living room, bathroom, and sleeping area; the smaller kitchen and sleeping room for guests.
The property with its woodland sections and small wetlands containing swamp cypress, cedars, and magnolias, offers a habitat for a vast variety of mammals and reptiles. It borders on cultivated cotton fields and forests, while the bank of Coldwater Creek forms its south-eastern boundary. The outstanding feature of the property is the river, and the marvelous quality of its water makes it an attractive option for day trippers. With a bit of luck, even beavers can be sighted in some of the water courses.
Source: Baumraum / Photographer: Benjamin Curry