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Blue Forest's Thatched Cliffside Lodge Wraps Itself Around a Tree

by , 04/09/12

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Designed for a private client and set in their luscious garden next to a pond, Cliffside Lodge is raised just a few meters above ground. Constructed on stilts and wrapped around a centenarian tree, this woodland shelter can be accessed by a rope bridge that stretches from the second floor veranda of the main property. The treehouse’s interiors are cozy and the curving walls have been made from western red cedar, while the exterior was constructed using locally sourced wood and a biodegradable roof. In addition to infusing the design with the whimsy of a classic treehouse, the hand-built home also styles itself after the main thatched home on the property, which was built in 1886.

Filled with books, art and even a hanging glass chandelier, this tiny shelter also boasts stunning 360 degrees views into the forest.

+ Blue Forest

Photos © Blue Forest

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