Brockloch Eco Retreats
This unique contemporary treehouse is designed as a romantic, off grid retreat for two, and is perched high amongst the trees on the edge of a Galloway farm.
The distinctive curved cabins sit on top of larch pole legs, their larch clad walls perforated with tiny windows that frame the trees and let in the dappled woodland light. Corrugated sheets wrap the pods in a nod to the local farm buildings, and the elevated structure leaves the woodland floor below undisturbed, with bluebells carpeting the ground below every spring.
The treehouse is off grid powered by solar panels, with gas cooking and water heating . It is highly insulated with thick layers of sheep wool, and is rented out year round; a wood burner provides extra heat.
The minimal, self contained accommodation is beautifully planned with a hand painted, bespoke, sideboard-style kitchen; wood burner; bed space; and quirky bathroom . There is no fold away furniture to battle with in this space, with its Finn Juhl Poet Sofa and hand painted table and chairs for two. The space is light-filled but secluded; large rooflights above the bed and bath fill each space with light and frame the dark starry skies. Fifty hand painted box-frame windows create walls of tiny views like paintings in a gallery. A top hung shutter at the end of the bed opens to reveal the view - a hanging galvanised bucket hangs outside the cabin counterbalance the shutter.
Designed to compliment Echo’s first build for the farm, Brockloch Bothy, both the Bothy and the Treehouse have featured in a variety of articles and reviews, and on Channel 4's 'Amazing Spaces' . It has been voted one of the Guardian's top 20 places to stay in Europe, and the treehouse won a Commendation from Dumfries and Galloway Councils Inaugural Design Awards in 2016, and both buildings feature amongst niche rental platform Canopy & Stars' 'Architectural Marvels'.
Location : Brockloch Farm , Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
Client : Brockloch Eco Retreats
Internal area: 23m2
Photos : Echo
Status : Built
Brockloch Treehouse is rented out to visitors. More details can be found on our Rental page with links to our clients' chosen rental platforms
"The judges considered t a complete joy providing a sense of intrigue and adventure... There is a very careful attention to detail in the manner of its total design and sustainable approach. "
D&G Design Awards 2016
"The cosiest space EVER. Amazing attention to detail an- so many clever beautiful touches "
Treehouse Visitors Book 2015
"Snug modernist masterpiece ...architecturally fascinating "