The summer of 2014 was spent fulfilling a longstanding ambition to build a treehouse between a pair of well established Oak trees here on the farm. The aim was to use locally sourced materials to build a comfortable, contemporary treehouse for the family and friends to use. The choice of materials was influenced by the materials used in the construction of the nearby farm buildings, and the design largely by the space available in and around the trees, without wanting to remove any branches unless absolutely necessary.
From the moment I climbed onto the beginning of the platform, it became clear that there is something quite magical about being in a structure in the canopy of a tree. This remains to be the case even now the build is complete and a little more refined, and it continues to be a joy to reach the top of the stairs.