Dartmoor National Park Planners were very stringent in what they would grant permission for, with eight draft plans rejected.
‘We assumed they wanted us to build something more traditional, but they wanted us to be more imaginative’
– Brian Meaden, owner.
The successful application gained permission for a structure that in plan was shaped like a wine glass, the stem being the bridge to access the concave door recess.
When building did get underway, the gradient proved one of the most challenging aspects, with engineers subcontracted to drill foundations into solid granite to support the eight pillars of the Douglas fir frame that Carpenter Oak designed and hand made in our Devon workshops.
A full set of galvanised steel tie rods bolstered the structure from the ground to the top of the structure, with marine grade stainless steel railings that wrap around the exterior.
Inside the 534sq foot treehouse is an open plan living area, with a bathroom and small kitchen off to the sides.
Now under new ownership, you can rent the Treehouse and the main house.