Think of treehouses and you probably think of rickety old things held together with sap, crossed fingers and a few rusty old nails. But who says treehouses need to be so makeshift? Not us because we’ve seen the future, in the gorgeously crafted shape of Blue Forest Tree Houses. They’re good enough to live in!
UK based, Blue Forest has already established a reputation as one of the world’s leading treehouse specialists. The company has designed and built everything from fantasy treehouses to fabulous treetop entertaining areas, eco-friendly treehouse holiday homes and inspiring outdoor hideaways. And now, thanks to your arboreally-obsessed friends at Firebox, you can commission your very own Blue Forest project.
Link treehouses with rope bridges and walkways to create your perfect home from home
Whether it’s a two-storey children's fantasy treehouse with open turrets, ladders and secret trap doors; a fully equipped adult hideaway with lighting, electrics, log burning stove and all mod cons; or a bespoke luxury family treehouse with underfloor heating, plasma TV and full-on kitchen, Blue Forest will build it. Obviously you’ll need plenty of space but if you’re willing to fork out at least 20K on a treehouse (the ones on this page go for around £ 115k) we doubt it’ll be much of an issue.
Something for the kids perhaps?
Add some fun features like a slide
Create your own treetop village
Yes they are totally OTT, but who wouldn’t want a triple turreted aerial complex connected by several rope bridges in their garden? Did we also mention the optional 80-yard zip wire that delivers kids to an exciting assault course? We have now.
Design your own bespoke interior:
Make a feature from the tree trunk
Why not have CCTV security installed
Entertain guests with a full bar
A secret loft area for the kids
Make it as cosy as any home
Also great to use as a home office
Whichever treehouse you go for you can rest assured it’ll last a lifetime because Blue Forest uses the highest quality materials and will oversee the entire project, from concept to completion. In fact the only problem is getting the kids to scarper back to the bricks and mortar because these incredible structures are perfect for entertaining guests of all ages. ‘Weeeeee, zip wire!’
A full set of plans and an itemised quotation will take 2-3 weeks, the construction of the tree house may take 5-8 weeks depending on the size of the project
You do not necessarily need a tree to support the Treehouse The structure can be supported on stilts if the tree is not suitable or if the trees are protected
Whether you will need planning permission on not will largely depend on what you are hoping to build, it can depend on location, size, height and what you intend you use it for
All Treehouses are made wood, where possible the timber is sustainably harvested and certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC)
Go as crazy or as subtle as you like. There are no real height, weight, age or design limitations