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Luxury treehouse built for fun in the forest

Luxury treehouse built for fun...
The slide can be seen to the right, there's a hot tub on the roof and access to the Woodsman's Treehouse is gained via an oak door with submarine locking system
The slide can be seen to the right, there's a hot tub on the roof and access to the Woodsman's Treehouse is gained via an oak door with submarine locking system
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The slide can be seen to the right, there's a hot tub on the roof and access to the Woodsman's Treehouse is gained via an oak door with submarine locking system
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The slide can be seen to the right, there's a hot tub on the roof and access to the Woodsman's Treehouse is gained via an oak door with submarine locking system
The Woodsman's Treehouse sits on stilts in the woods in Dorset, England
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The Woodsman's Treehouse sits on stilts in the woods in Dorset, England
The Woodsman's Treehouse is part of a luxury glamping site
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The Woodsman's Treehouse is part of a luxury glamping site
The bedroom in the Woodsman's Treehouse 
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The bedroom in the Woodsman's Treehouse 
The Woodsman's Treehouse also includes some comfy-looking leather chairs in the main living area
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The Woodsman's Treehouse also includes some comfy-looking leather chairs in the main living area
The bedroom in the Woodsman's Treehouse 
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The bedroom in the Woodsman's Treehouse 
A dining table in the Woodsman's Treehouse
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A dining table in the Woodsman's Treehouse
The Woodsman's Treehouse took five months to build
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The Woodsman's Treehouse took five months to build
The Woodsman's Treehouse is built on long stilts
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The Woodsman's Treehouse is built on long stilts
The bridge to the Woodsman's Treehouse
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The bridge to the Woodsman's Treehouse
The main living area in the Woodsman's Treehouse
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The main living area in the Woodsman's Treehouse
The seating area on the Woodsman's Treehouse deck area
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The seating area on the Woodsman's Treehouse deck area
The bedroom in the Woodsman's Treehouse 
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The bedroom in the Woodsman's Treehouse 
The Woodsman's Treehouse includes a hammock
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The Woodsman's Treehouse includes a hammock
The tree that's part of the Woodsman's Treehouse
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The tree that's part of the Woodsman's Treehouse
The deck area of the Woodsman's Treehouse includes a pizza oven
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The deck area of the Woodsman's Treehouse includes a pizza oven
The door to the Woodsman's Treehouse features a real marine porthole and submarine locking mechanism 
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The door to the Woodsman's Treehouse features a real marine porthole and submarine locking mechanism 
The Woodsman's Treehouse includes an outdoor shower
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The Woodsman's Treehouse includes an outdoor shower
The hot tub, located on the roof of the Woodsman's Treehouse 
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The hot tub, located on the roof of the Woodsman's Treehouse 
The Woodsman's Treehouse has a copper bathtub
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The Woodsman's Treehouse has a copper bathtub
The main living area in the Woodsman's Treehouse
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The main living area in the Woodsman's Treehouse
The toilet in the Woodsman's Treehouse 
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The toilet in the Woodsman's Treehouse 
The Woodsman's Treehouse sports a spiral staircase to access the sauna and hot tub
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The Woodsman's Treehouse sports a spiral staircase to access the sauna and hot tub
The Woodsman's Treehouse boasts a neat revolving fireplace
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The Woodsman's Treehouse boasts a neat revolving fireplace
The kitchenette in the Woodsman's Treehouse 
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The kitchenette in the Woodsman's Treehouse 
Access to the Woodsman's Treehouse is gained via bridge
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Access to the Woodsman's Treehouse is gained via bridge
The sauna in the Woodsman's Treehouse 
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The sauna in the Woodsman's Treehouse 

There's something uniquely appealing about spending the night in a forest, and the recently-completed Woodsman's Treehouse lets its occupants get in touch with nature without requiring them to rough it. Boasting luxury features like a sauna and hot tub, the architect-designed vacation home also has a fun slide for those who want to make a quick exit.

The Woodsman's Treehouse is located in the Crafty Camping luxury glamping site, in Dorset, England. Raised on stilts, it was constructed over five months using mostly local materials and was designed in a collaboration between Guy Mallinson and architect Keith Brownlie of Brownlie, Ernst and Marks.

Visitors reach the treehouse by crossing a stressed ribbon bridge. The front door itself is very cool and consists of a heavy oak door with marine porthole and a submarine-style locking mechanism that must be rotated for it to open.

Inside the treehouse there's a small lobby, with a toilet to one side and the main living area ahead. This latter space includes a bedroom with king size bed, a kitchenette, some comfy chairs, and a copper bath placed against a large window.

The main living area in the Woodsman's Treehouse
The main living area in the Woodsman's Treehouse

A novel rotating fireplace is located in the center of the living area, and in a nice touch, a section of glass-bottom floor allows occupants to gaze at the stream below.

Elsewhere in the treehouse, a deck area is home to a wood-fired pizza oven, barbecue, and an outdoor shower. A spiral staircase also leads to the rooftop area, which contains a private sauna and hot tub.

The Woodsman's Treehouse is available to holiday-makers for rent.

Source: Mallinson

1 comment
Buellrider
Can I move in right now? Makes me wish I had a forest to build myself a home amongst the trees. Everything shown in the photos is so first class, top drawer, very cool. Love it.