TREEHOUSE

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 

Year: 2015

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 " 

The Guardian 

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