MirrorCube Reflective Treehouse for Sale

Makers of the Mirrorcube reflective skin tree house announce sale of a prefab version of their tree hotel.

Three years ago I told you about reflective skin treehouses.  Until recently the only way you could enjoy these specimens of modern treehouse design was either to marvel at them online or, if you wanted an up close encounter, you’d have to go to Sweden’s TreeHotel — yes, I said TreeHotel!  Well you’re in luck, because these reflective treehouse beauties, also known as MirrorCubes, are now being sold to the public.  That means you.

Now, before you grab your wallet, there are a few things you may wish to consider.  The mirror exterior is fabulously sleek.  Is it going to stay that way?  Only if you put some regular elbow grease into washing the bird poop off and polishing to keep the shine.  Yes, communing with nature’s creatures is divine, but with that divinity comes a little excrement.  Just something to keep in mind.

Another thing to ponder is the aluminum treehouse’s mirror effect.  While it blends in from some angles, reflecting the forest around it, from other angles the cube’s strong human-made lines accentuate the MirrorCube, making it stand out dramatically against its natural surroundings, as the picture below shows.

Also, at certain times the sun must glare off its surfaces if it’s anywhere other than deep in the forest, completely shielded from the sun.  I imagine this would be both bane and blessing, sometimes making it difficult to behold and at others providing amazing angles from which to view sunrises and sunsets.

The mirrors would certainly reflect heat, making them excellent dwellings in hot temperatures.  On the flipside, in cooler times and places this would mean that you’d need more insulation and would lose the heating benefits of the sun’s light.

NYDailyNews says they were unable to get a quote from the company, but estimates they cost around $344,000, in case you’re wondering.  These are just a few things to think about before buying a dozen for yourself, friends and family.  Whatever the upsides and downsides of these treehouses, one thing’s for sure — they’re super cool looking and offer a styling way to live in trees.  You can check out the mirrorcube website for all the details and spectacular images.

Images from Gizmag