Luxurious Treehouse Offers Guests a Touch of Glamour in the Great Outdoors

Luxurious Retreat Hidden In The Woodland

Nestled in the Dorset woodland, a few hours west of London, green woodworker Guy Mallinson has built a luxurious retreat foisted above the ground amidst spectacular oak trees. The Woodsman's Treehouse cost £150,000 (almost $184,000) and five months to complete, with the design evolving during the building process. Mallinson and his crew have embraced the aesthetic properties of wood from the outset, with the facade clad in cleft sweet chestnut log stacks, oak laths, and hand cleft oak shingles.

Built with local materials, it was paramount to the team that the natural ecosystem remained untouched. “We don't touch the trees at all, allowing rain water to run down the stems and wildlife to travel up and down in the normal way, hence maintaining the delicate ecosystem of the oak tree,” Mallinson explains on his website. “We don't stress the trees by imposing a heavy loads on them or by fixing bolts into them. We believe that the tree has grown in response to its environment and as such should be left well alone.”

Luxurious Retreat With Natural Ecosystem

The Woodman Treehouse Amidst The Oak Trees

The treehouse, which sleeps two people, is fitted with all the comforts of a luxury hotel. The circular interior contains a king-sized bed, kitchen, a double-ended copper bath, and a rotating fireplace. When you are surrounded by spectacular scenery, views are important. With this in mind, the space is fitted with a window in the floor to view the stream below, the bedroom contains a window in the ceiling for spectacular views of the canopy, and picture windows ensure you will be one with nature even while indoors.

Outside, a series of decks reveal further luxuries, such as a wood fired pizza oven, a rooftop hot tub and sauna, an outdoor tree shower, and a large slide to bring you quickly to ground level. The treehouse, featured on the UK's Amazing Spaces, has already been a hit with visitors and is available from £620 (roughly $760) for a minimum two night stay. Mallinson also teaches a variety of courses on the grounds, so you can fully embrace your woodland vacation.

The Woodman Treehouse With The Comforts Of A Luxury Hotel

Spectacular Scenery Of The Woodman Treehouse

Circular Interior Of The Woodman Treehouse

Comforts Of A Luxury Hotel In The Woodman Treehouse

Double Ended Copper Bath In Luxurious Retreat

Aesthetic Properties Of Wood At The Woodman Treehouse

Ceiling Window Adds To Luxury Hotel

Outdoor Hot Tub At Woodman Treehouse

Outdoor Tree Shower In Luxurious Retreat

Luxury Treehouse Hidden In The Woodland

Aesthetic Properties Of Wood At The Woodman Treehouse

Luxury Treehouse Amidst The Trees

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via [Business Insider UK]

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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