Inspiring fun and creating make-believe is something we do best, and this last Christmas, in conjunction with Santa Claus; we had the opportunity to help one client create some particularly memorable treehouse magic for his own lucky grandchildren.
With the kids ranging in ages from 8 months to 8 years, one of the challenges faced on this project was making sure that not only was the treehouse exciting yet safe, but that it also stretched the boundaries and captured the imagination of them all.
The beautiful bespoke design started out with a set of stairs gracefully wrapping their way up a beautiful willow to a deck - where the handcrafted treehouse, complete with solar lighting and window views, lay hidden amongst the leaves. Stepping out of the treehouse, a hide-away deck leads to further stairs, guiding the way up to a large adventure deck, creating plenty of circular play for all.
For the more able and adventurous amongst the grandchildren, a 15m-hammock bridge was suspended 2.4m in the air, allowing the chance to run through treetops to a nearby magnificent Scots Pine. From here, high up amongst the branches, suspended decks and a big chunky 4-sided rope ladder leads back down to the ground.
A further challenge faced by the project was the small matter of building a treehouse in a Grade One Listed garden. Using the help and support of a professional architect consultancy (all part of the Treehouse Life service), planning permission was successfully granted in less than 6 weeks, with the only stipulation being that the structure must blend in with the surrounding trees.
By the project completion, the treehouse timbers blended in so perfectly that the client is now considering seeking planning permission to stain ALL the trees in his garden to match the beautiful natural colours we produced.
Proof that not only do we always work hand-in-hand with the natural environment, but sometimes we even give Mother Nature a little helping hand!
Of course the final challenge of this 'Top Secret' project was disguising the surprise from many curious little eyes - a problem that we overcame by 'wrapping' the treehouse every night. Sure enough, the magic held until Christmas morning, and the new adventure wonderland was met with the excited cries of "Look what Santa brought for us Grandpa!"
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Now, welcome to our world. We build the sort of treehouses that every child dreams of, and every adult wishes they had had. Beautiful, wooden buildings, crafted using only the highest quality wood and materials, and all offering that perfect balance of indoor and outdoor treehouse space.
Our unique, adaptable and adventure inspired designs have always been a resounding hit with children from all over the UK. But does that mean we think treehouses are just for kids? No, far from it. We believe that to experience the joy of a Treehouse Life you only need to be young at heart. This is why we have also created our stylish 'resort' range treehouses, popular at a number of luxury destinations around the world.
So perhaps you can imagine having your own adventure playground, set high in the sky? Or maybe a luxurious garden retreat? A great place to escape, indulge your senses and recharge your soul. Or even a cosy cabin, tucked away amongst the trees? The perfect setting to relax and unwind at the end of the day.
At Treehouse Life we can offer all this, and so much more...it is because we believe that life is too short to keep your feet firmly on the ground, we promise that if you can draw on your imagination, we can build you your dream.
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