Tree house which is called as ‘Erumadam’ in Malayalam is a house built on top of a tree. In order to construct Erumadam, eco friendly materials like bamboo, coir, hay etc are used. It was the tribal people who lived in tree houses in the past. Usually a tree house is built over two huge trees about 80 feet from the ground. It is a great experience to stay in a tree house that could be cherished forever. Earlier the tribes stayed in these tree houses to protect themselves from the attack of the animals. The tree houses now are built in plantations of tea, cardamom, pepper etc. It requires expert craftsmen and artisans to construct a tree house.
One can reach to the tree house by using large cane baskets which acts as an elevator. The people and other items are taken to the tree top by using pulleys and weight of water without using electricity. The tree houses have all the modern facilities available such as beds, bathrooms, kitchen, water, shower etc. There are sit outs for the people to sit and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. As there are no facilities for music system, television and other such electronic devices they are considered as complete eco friendly item. One can hear the chirping sound of the birds, the sound of leaves and grass that surrounds them. Lights are provided by using kerosene lamps.
Staying in a tree house is very much different from the usual stay within concrete walls. This can make a person really close to the nature by enjoying the scenery. In Kerala there are many tree houses constructed in tropical forests giving the guests an opportunity to enjoy the richness of flora and fauna.
Tree House Location
Jungle Park Resort and Tree houses Kerala Tree House
Location: Fintser Hills, Vythiri, Wayanad
85 km from Calicut International Airport
Facilities available include bedroom with attached bathroom, running cold water, European style toilet, shower and lanterns for lighting.
B-6 Holiday Resort-Tree House
Location: Near Lechmi Estate, Mankulam Road, Munnar
135 km from Cochin Airport and 115 km from Alwaye Railway Station
Facilities available include laundry service, gymnasium, 24 hours running water, satellite channels, mini library, yoga center and Ayurvedic clinic.
Green Magic Nature Resort Tree Houses and Eco-Lodges
Location: Thalipuzha, Vythiri, Wayanad
65 km from Calicut enroute Bangalore
Facilities available include double beds, attached bathroom, flushing toilette, telephone shower, washbasin, running water, carpeted balcony, sit-out, organic fruits and vegetables.
Carmelia Havens Resort and Tree-House
Location: Vandanmedu, Idukki
Facilities include bedrooms with marble-floored lobby, a multi-cuisine restaurant, swimming pool, satellite dish antenna, mini-zoo, ayurvedic massages, driver’s rest room, currency exchange, laundry service and health club.