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  • ‘People Are Drawn To A Space Where They Are Free To Have What They Desire’ – Blue Forest Meets Hidden Doors

    Over the years, we’ve included many secret doors and passageways in our treehouses. Take a look at the Adventure Clubhouse or The Magic Home for example. We love getting in touch with other people who have a passion for bringing a touch of magic into people’s lives and were really wowed when...

  • The Nook – Blue Forest Release New Glamping Hut Design

    We’re very excited to launch a new contemporary design developed specifically for the self-catering glamping hut and short stay holiday market. Taking inspiration from our treehouses, the Nook is both cost-effective and sustainable making it perfect for holiday parks and glamping sites With...

  • ‘I’m Still Teased That My Mum Got Me The Job!’ Meet Our Treehouse Project Contracts Manager

    Charlie has been with us for just under a year now, working hard to make sure that every Blue Forest treehouse project is delivered on time and within budget. A family man at heart, (Charlie and lovely wife Abi are being kept busy at the moment with new baby Imogen) his positive attitude and sense...

  • Blue Forest Treehouses Win Best Of Houzz 2017 for Design!

    Great news! Luxury treehouse designer Blue Forest has been chosen by Houzz users from among more than one million design industry professionals! We're delighted to have won the Best of Houzz 2017 Award! Our work was the most popular in the Design category and we are delighted to have our...

  • Our Interior Designer Interviewed By Marie Claire USA

    We were very proud when Flo, our Interior Designer, was contacted by journalist Yael Kohen in New York for her Marie Claire Magazine article 'In Your Dreams'.  Yael was looking to speak to three women with interesting and unique careers and a Treehouse Interior Designer certainly ticked all the...

  • Blue Forest HQ Turns Into A Treehouse Film Set

    This month, Bensfield was turned into a military bunker treehouse film set when Hold Your Fire, a creative production company based in London, turned up on a cold sunny morning to shoot a short independent film. The team completely transformed the treehouse into an atmospheric den complete with...

  • Simon Payne Talks to CNN About Sustainable Tree House Living

    Blue Forest Director Simon Payne was interviewed by CNN Style to discuss sustainable tree house living, and how these treetop hideaways are contributing to the eco-friendly trend. The article was published this month, which you can take a look at here. Blue Forest are openly committed to...

  • Meet Our New Tree House Designer

    Working as an Architectural Assistant for the last 5 months, graduate Mari Shirley is able to merge her sense of fun and her creative abilities into her day-to-day job as a luxury tree house designer. So now she’s been with us for a few months as an Architectural Assistant, we thought we’d...

  • Blue Forest Wins Interior Design Award 2017

    Blue Forest have won a number of awards over the years, from The Sussex Business of the Year Award to the Bloomberg International Hotel Awards - but we were rather delighted when we heard we had won the 2017 Build Interior Design Award in recognition for our tree house interior schemes. The...

  • Join The Team: Planner/Planning Architect

    Would You Like To Join The Team as a Planner / Planning Architect? Blue Forest has an exciting and immediate position for a planner or qualified Architect with extensive planning experience. We are a multi-award winning specialist consultancy with a heritage in the design and construction of...

  • New Blue Forest Book Published: Tree Houses Reimagined

    After months of editing and proof reading with Schiffer Publishing, we're finally delighted to introduce Tree Houses Reimagined - a new book that uncovers the details behind some of our greatest and most well-known projects.   Tree Houses Reimagined is the ultimate coffee table book...

  • How Blue Forest Designed The Ibiza Sky Beach Bar

    In our opinion, sitting on a warm sandy beach with a drink in your hand is as close to perfect as it gets. Our client wanted to create a beach bar in the grounds of his Ibiza home dedicated to entertaining friends and holding parties. We loved the idea and were keen to start designing the...

  • Treehouse Hero: Chateau de Langeais Treehouse

    Charming yet modern, the Chateau de Langeais Treehouse combines a fairy tale form with a contemporary style, making it a rather noteworthy and interesting design. Set in the grounds of Chateau de Langeais, one of France’s oldest medieval castles in the Loire Valley, the treehouse offers visitors...

  • How Did Fort Douglas Completely Transform Dalkeith Country Park?

    We recently caught up with our friends at Dalkeith Country Park to see how things were going with Fort Douglas, the woodland adventure playground that we finished building this summer. We were delighted to hear that after just 6 weeks of being open, the playground has exceeded all...

  • Hoots Treehouse

    We’re looking forward to putting the finishing touches on Hoots Treehouse this month. Tucked away in the upper reaches of the ancient Rother Valley, the treehouse overlooks a dew pond on the edge of private woodland in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The treehouse, which has been...

  • Why You Need to Know About #500elephants

    Have you heard about the #500elephants project yet? Due to poaching, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict, African elephants are being decimated across the continent. Elephants are a keystone species, which means they play a pivotal role in engineering the structure of plant and animal...

  • Behind-The-Scenes Drone Filming: Capturing Our Treehouses from the Air

    Our treehouses most certainly look great from the air! Unveiling a new treehouse project is something we always really look forward to – not only is it incredible to see the owners enjoying their special hideaway, but when our fans and followers engage with our creative work upon the release of...

  • We Design The First Swallows And Amazons Treehouse

    They were the classic wilderness adventure novels filled with sailing boats, treasure maps and campfires! Mainly focused around childhood innocence and discovery, Swallows and Amazons revolves around the four Walker siblings and their summer holiday spent in the Lake District. There are a few of...

  • The Nursery Treehouse That’s Inspiring Children To Love The Outdoors

    We understand that the enduring appeal of the great outdoors begins in childhood, so what could be better than having a nursery treehouse for generations of young children to enjoy? This summer, Blue Forest completed a picture-perfect treehouse nestled in the woodland grounds of a children's...

  • Opening of Fort Douglas: The New Adventure Playground at Dalkeith Country Park

    With the start of the summer holidays next week, you'll probably be on the lookout for things to keep the kids busy and occupied. If you live near Edinburgh or are planning on staying up there over the summer, then we've got a pretty cool suggestion: get yourselves over to Dalkeith Country Park for...

  • Summer Holidays: How To Build The Best Woodland Den

    Forts and dens are lots of fun to make, and with the weather starting to perk up and the summer holidays round the corner, there’s no better time to get the kids together to start their clubhouse design plans. Go on, get the colouring pens out and get them to put their ideas onto paper. We share...

  • How Are These Magical Tree Spheres Saving Our Forests?

    You only have to see a picture of Eve suspended in the trees at Free Spirit Tree Spheres Resort in Canada to immediately want to book yourself in for the night. Perfectly round and hanging from the treetops, these remarkable accommodation pods offer guests a unique opportunity to connect with a...

  • How To Have a Woodland Wedding: Flo’s Ultimate Guide

    It’s the season for weddings at the moment, and it’s certainly a busy time for some of our clients who are in the wedding and honeymoon business, such as Hothorpe Hall and Deer Park Country Hotel. Our Interior Designer Flo (now the new Mrs. Kentish) has recently returned from her own honeymoon...

  • Blue Forest’s Top 10 Moments at Chelsea Flower Show 2016

    We have to admit; Chelsea Flower Show was an amazing week. There isn't another show like it, with the best horticultural designers in the world coming together to compete for those prestigious gold medals. Being our first time exhibiting at the show, we wanted to give visitors something special so...

  • Want to meet the Blue Forest team? Now you can at Chelsea Flower Show 2016

    The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 is now only two weeks away and we’ve been working hard to get everything arranged before we head off to London for our first show. The HIAB lorry is booked, the team have got their high-vis jackets and the leaflets have been printed – we’re ready! Our...

  • Blue Forest Branch Out to The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

    With only a month to go before this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show (23rd – 28th May 2016), we are delighted to publish the designs for Blue Forest’s exhibit which will feature a handcrafted children’s treehouse. The Enchanted Playhouse is a fairy-tale retreat for young imaginations to...

  • ‘There’s an Amazing Art to How it’s all Done’ – Blue Forest Meets Treetop Nets

    At Blue Forest, we strongly believe that the best place to be is up in the trees. So we got rather excited when we heard about Treetop Nets – the UK’s first treetop adventure park entirely made from suspended netting based in Brockhole, Cumbria. Treetop Nets is open to children of all ages and...

  • Director Simon Payne Visits Malawi Charity Projects

    The Tongole Foundation is a UK charity which provides aid to local communities surrounding the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi, many of whom live in extreme poverty. As of 2008, Nkhotakota had a population estimated at 33,150 with 65 percent of the population in the district lives below the...

  • Blue Forest Facebook Competition Winner Announced

    We've been bowled over by the incredible response we received from our Facebook competition. Since we launched the campaign in February, we've had an amazing number of entries, shares and comments from our fans and followers - it turns out that people were rather keen to win a stay in a luxury...

  • The Magic Home – Blue Forest’s Incredible Family Treehouse

    We’ve just added the last finishing touches to a new Blue Forest family treehouse and we have to admit this is one of our favourites. We've been building treehouses across the UK for a long time now, but we still enjoy that moment when we can hand over the key to a client and see their faces as...

  • Blue Forest at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

    Blue Forest To Exhibit At RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 We are working hard to get ready for our exhibition at the world's greatest flower show hosted by the RHS at London's Royal Hospital in Chelsea. Hype for this year's show has increased in recent weeks, with tickets now on sale and many of...

  • Enter To Win A Weekend Stay in A Treehouse

    Enter to win our exclusive treehouse competition! Entering couldn't be simpler - click here to be taken through to our Facebook page and follow the instructions. We wish you the best of luck! Blue Forest are offering one lucky competition winner the chance to enjoy an exclusive weekend break for...

  • Blue Forest Classroom Cricket Pavilion

    Cranleigh School Plan New Classrooms and Cricket Pavilion

    Blue Forest have been appointed to design and build a new teaching building for Cranleigh Preparatory School that doubles as a cricket pavilion. The proposed timber building will feature natural materials to provide a healthy learning environment for teachers and pupils alike. The building...

  • Robin Hill Nesting Treehouse

    Multi-Million Pound Treehouse Development Proposed at Robin Hill Country Park

    Blue Forest are pleased to announce that we have been commissioned to produce the designs for an exciting and imaginative multi-million pound treehouse development. Aptly called ‘Nesting’, the scheme which comprises of 13 natural treehouses, 11 timber lodges and 40 glamping tents (for...

  • 5 Ways to have a Happy January

    Christmas is fast becoming a distant memory and it’s easy to slip into hibernation-mode after a week of indulgence, but by putting the wheels in motion at the start of the year you can ensure you have an exciting 2016. Here are our top tips on how to have a happy January: Make your workspace a...

  • Star Wars Trivia – Ewoks and their Treehouses

    George Lucas’s universe of space travel and fearless Jedi knights is a pop culture phenomenon that has thrilled movie fanatics for decades. It’s been ten years since we were last transported in our cinema seats to a galaxy far far away, and as the release of the latest Star Wars film edges...

  • Blue Forest’s 6 favourite woodland-inspired Christmas decorations

    The festive season is well and truly upon us. The mulled wine is flowing, we’re indulging in mince pies and children are sending off their letters to Santa. Decorating the home is one of the most joyous family occasions in the build up to the big day. Here at Blue Forest we know that Mother...

  • Five ways to celebrate 150 years of Alice in Wonderland

    In a world full of technology and video games, it takes something quite extraordinary to capture the imagination in the same way it did 150 years ago. Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has stood the test of time and remains one of the most iconic examples of children’s...

  • Shar Maytum

    Meet our Office Manager

    Shar Maytum joined Blue Forest in 2014 as office manager. Often referred to as "the glue that binds us all together", Shar is an expert at using her bubbly personality to ensure our team of designers, dreamers and builders are supported by seamless company operations. Q: So how did you come to...

  • An alternative tree house themed Halloween

    It is that time of year again Autumn, Halloween, Guys Fawkes Night. Get ready for longer evenings, crisp cold mornings, warm fires, golden leaves and traditional pumpkin carving! But if you’re looking for something a little bit different to do this year, why not give the season a tree house...

  • Meet the Treehouse Architectural Assistant

    Working for Blue Forest, Architectural Assistant Matt Riley is able to combine his passion for sustainable design and love for the great outdoors into making seemingly impossible treehouses a reality. Q: Designing/building treehouses sounds like an incredible vocation, but it’s probably not...

  • Back-to-school educational experiments

    To celebrate the kids heading back to school we’ve gathered together our favourite outdoor experiments to do at home, all of which are both entertaining and educational. These experiments will keep your inquisitive children learning outside of the classroom, and will give them plenty of stories...

  • How to have a Zoella-inspired Treehouse Weekend

    Last weekend YouTube blogging sensation Zoella treated her boyfriend Alfie (also a video blogger, or “vlogger”) to a romantic treehouse escape for his birthday at the stunning Chewton Glen Tree House suites. The vlogging power-couple posted a 36 minute video of their stay that has everyone...

  • Six ways you and your family can celebrate Roald Dahl Day

    On the 13th September readers across the world celebrated Roald Dahl Day, and found lots of silly and fun ways to pay tribute to one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors. We are big fans here at Blue Forest, because Roald Dahl celebrates the wonderful innocence of children’s...

  • Treehouse Heroes: Jono Williams

    At Blue Forest we love discovering treehouses that push the boundaries of style, design and technological features, so we were excited to hear about Jono Williams, an ambitious New Zealander who recently finished constructing an impressive solar-powered treehouse called the Skysphere. Williams...

  • Five constellations to look out for during the Perseid Meteor Shower

    Here at Blue Forest HQ we have our fingers crossed for cloudless nights over the coming week, as the Perseid meteors will be making their spectacular annual journey across the skies of the northern hemisphere. Luckily the moon will be waning (becoming a thinner crescent) during the shower, which...

  • 10 Fantastic Family Days Out

    The summer holidays are finally here and there has never been a better time to experience all the fantastic day-trip locations the UK and Ireland have to offer. From the top of Scotland to the white cliffs of Dover, there are day trip destinations across the country that the whole family are...

  • Top 10 Woodland Activities You And Your Kids Will Love

    A woodland walk is usually an adventure in itself. But if you have the privilege of spending extended periods amongst the trees or are taking an active bunch of youngsters out, we have rounded up our top ten favourite activities that make being outdoors truly unforgettable. 1. Den...

  • Tasty Summer Campfire Treats

      There are many things to love about summer, like the long hours of daylight stretching into the evening; escaping the city to eat al fresco under the stars and roasting marshmallows over an open fire. Inspired by the Nook Treehouse’s firepit we’ve asked around the Blue Forest...

  • Blue Forest’s 5 Favourite Woodland-inspired Cocktails

      Long lazy summer afternoons are perfect for sipping cocktails, reveling in the fresh air and winding down from a busy day. Whether you get to do it from the deck of a treehouse, the bankside of a canal or your own backyard, cocktail hour is also a great opportunity to savour local...

  • The Tongole Wilderness Lodge in Malawi, a treehouse designed by Blue Forest, works with the surrounding environment.

    Three Fantastic Sunny Treehouse Locations

    Our Blue Forest team are proud of our reputation for building some of the most inventive, innovative and downright impressive treehouses in the UK. We’ve built magical Hogwarts treehouses and experimented with the latest technology to create the Quiet Treehouse for those looking to find a bit...

  • The pupils of Hazelwood School love their new Treehouse, built and designed by Blue Forest,

    Treehouse Classrooms: An Innovative Approach to Learning

    It may sound like the stuff of children's novels, but treehouse classrooms are increasingly recognised as facilities that can offer new and engaging learning experiences to school children of all ages. Blue Forest have been approached by schools across the UK to build treehouses to be used not...

  • Treehouses: The Ultimate Escape

    Escapes, retreats, hideaways and dens; treehouses have always been a place of refuge. Literary works like Enid Blyton’s The Faraway Tree, Wyss’s The Swiss Family Robinson and family favourite Hook have firmly established treehouses in the imaginations of children through the ages. As the...

  • The Treehouse Office, built and designed by Blue Forest, has a kitchenette with a wine cooler.

    A Treehouse That Compliments Your Business Ethos

    At first glance, running a business from a treehouse might seem like a crazy idea and may  raise concerns over your mental health with friends and family. But they’d all be wrong. You’ll be right on trend. Having your working environment echo your business ethos is an increasingly...

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    Growing Up Without Getting Old: Childhood Tree House Fantasies for the Grown Ups

    One of the great things about tree houses is that they can embody the carefree spirit of childhood, taking the excitement and discovery of youth and turning them into something for the adults. With stylish architecture and some serious thought a treehouse can be everything you wanted as a kid but...

  • Steve Backshall Challenge

    Adventurer and TV presenter Steve Backshall and his rowing partner George Barnicoat have completed the Devizes to Westminster race in 23hrs, 17mins – beating Steve Backshall's previous attempt of 24 hours. Blue Forest are delighted to have sponsored the team who have now raised more than...

  • Blue Forest Support Steve Backshall

    Blue Forest are delighted to be supporting Steve Backshall in the Devizes to Westminster canoe race. The 125m race is probably the toughest thing you can do on two paddles! Steve Backshall and his partner George Barnicoat are taking on this crazy challenge in an effort to protect a section of...

  • Meet Our Treehouse Architect/Magician

    Working for Blue Forest, architect Philip Ryan is able to combine his passion for magic and love for natural building materials into designing fantastical tree-top escapes. Q: Designing treehouses sounds like an incredible vocation, but it’s probably not something you start out studying for. How...

  • The Fibonacci Treehouse, built and designed by Blue Forest, has a stainless steel 23 metre slide.

    Ways of Getting In and Out of Treehouses

      When treehouses were simple creations that lasted a long summer and could be built in a day, you could climb in and out on a single rope ladder. With a treehouse built to stand the test of time the number of ways to ascend and escape are as broad as the imagination. Here’s a list...

  • Meet the Treehouse Architect

    When budding architects graduate from designing childhood play dens to multi-storey buildings, a lucky few get to return to the dreams they harboured in their youth. Blue Forest's treehouse architect Marc Storms is one of them.  Q: Designing treehouses sounds like an incredible vocation, but...

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    It’s Not Just A Treehouse. Ten Different Uses for Treehouses & Hideaways.

    Treehouses are not just the makeshift structures we might have tried to put together as a child. They can be so much more than that. From music studios to quiet retreats, treehouses are so flexible (and a little bit magical) that they can be built to perform almost any function. Every treehouse...

  • Design a Tree House Poster Competition

    Blue Forest are Delighted to Announce the Launch of a Tree House Competition in Conjunction with Sevenoaks School Science Week 2015. Blue Forest are delighted to be running a poster competition in conjunction with Sevenoaks School Science Week 2015 (March 2-6) - Open to all children aged 5-11...

  • Meet the Treehouse Architectural Designer

    Treehouse design is not just the pastime of imaginative children. A lucky few get to do it for a living. Meet Matthew Harwood, Architectural Designer at Blue Forest. ​ Q: Designing treehouses sounds like an incredible vocation, but it’s probably not something you start out studying for. How...

  • Blue Forest Win Sussex Company of the Year

      The best of the county’s businesses were celebrated at the 26th Sussex Business Awards on the 10th December. About 500 leading business people gathered at The Grand Hotel in Brighton, with 16 awards presented by Hove comedian Simon Evans. Blue Forest are delighted to have won the...

  • Meet the Treehouse Interior Designer

    Because we don't just build treehouses that look great from the outside, Blue Forest has its very own interior designer to ensure every Blue Forest treehouse is a welcoming haven. Meet Flo Holden-Parker, Blue Forest's Treehouse Interior Designer. Q: Designing treehouses sounds like an incredible...

  • “Tree House Designer” – Would It Be Your Dream Job?

    Fighter pilot, rockstar and accomplished author. These are all among Britons’ dream jobs, according to a recent article in The Telegraph. It may not have made The Telegraph’s Top 10 but  in our opinion designing treehouses for a living certainly deserves to be in the running for “dream...

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    Interior Design In Treehouse Construction: A Few Basic Principles

    With a plethora of design platforms and seemingly inexhaustible number of pinboards dedicated to treehouses, there is no disputing that most of us are fascinated by them. Far from the simple makeshift structures we may have assembled as children, modern treehouses are architectural...

  • The Whitstable ecoPerch, built and designed by Blue Forest, compliments the client's natural swimming pool.

    What Exactly Is Sustainable Construction And How Is Blue Forest Doing Its Part?

    ‘Sustainable’, like ‘eco-friendly’, ‘environmentally friendly’ and ‘green’ are terms applied to processes and materials that are manufactured in ways that have a relatively low impact on the environment and pose the lowest possible amount of environmental threat through their...

  • Treehouse Heroes: Julia ‘Butterfly’ Hill

    At Blue Forest we are committed environmentalists, and of course, given our affinity for trees, we have a special interest in forest preservation. So when we heard the tale of the woman who lived exclusively in a tree for 738 days just to stop it from being cut down, we knew we had to write...

  • The playdeck of the Nook treehouse, designed and built by Blue Forest, is connected to the treehouse by a rope bridge.

    Summer’s Ending, But It’s Not Too Late To Bond With Trees

    As forecasters accurately predicted, August was replete with disappointing weather. However much to our delight, the Met Office have raised hopes of an Indian Summer with an optimistic three-month outlook. News of this forthcoming weather shift is very welcome in slowing the sobering message that...

  • The Alice in Wonderland treehouse, built and designed by Blue Forest, has a fun yet surrealist facade.

    Tree Houses In Fiction – 6th September is Read A Book Day

    What do tree houses symbolise for you? Ask almost anyone and they will have a distinct childhood experience - whether they built their own, played in a friends or simply dreamt of having one. And each experience will have its own symbolic value: from that first taste of freedom to developing an...

  • Treehouse Heroes: This Guy

    This week's Treehouse Hero entry is a bit of a silly one, and requires no explanation. What a guy. This elevating innovator is named Ethan Schlusser and comes from Idaho, USA. Ethan says his reason for constructing such an unorthodox route to his treehouse was simply that he “got...

  • Do Treehouses Damage Trees?

    Today, we’re going to be looking at the impact treehouses can have on trees, as well as the methods by which we can reduce this impact. Put simply, a treehouse will inevitably cause a certain amount of stress to a tree, and attempting to design a treehouse without sufficient understanding of...

  • Blue Forest’s Quiet Mark Treehouse by John Lewis among the central features at The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

    We could say that our Quiet Treehouse is back with a bang, except that it’s kind of the opposite. Designed to showcase how "quiet technology" can be used to create a refuge from the racket of modern life, the Quiet Mark Treehouse and garden by John Lewis announces itself silently. The Quiet...

  • Trees In Fiction And The Treehouses They Inspire

    From mythology and religion in the times of norse gods and tapestries, we have had a continued fascination with trees. As they dominated our daily lives we made homes amongst them and treehouses in them. They are the stuff of fiction and wild imaginations and for a lucky few they become tangible...

  • Treehouse Hero – Joel “I guess I just wanted to build something cool” Allen

    What drives a man to abandon his career to learn carpentry, spend months of his life building an enigmatic wooden orb, only to live in it for a week and then relinquish any pretence of ownership to it? We’re not sure, but we’re glad he did it.   The Man: Today’s treehouse hero is Joel...

  • Treehouse Heroes: Korowai People

    This week's treehouse inspiration: We look at the Korowai Tribe's authentic treehouses. If any of you haven’t watched BBC’s Human Planet series then we strongly recommend that you spend the next bank holiday investing some time in this extraordinary series. One of the episodes features a...

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    Six Fundamental Tips For Aspiring Treehouse Builders

    We share a few basic tips for treehouse construction. To have a treehouse is a dream shared by children and grown-ups alike because it evokes freedom, authentic happiness, and allows genuine contract with nature. Simply, it is like abandoning the chaos of everyday life and feeling like a child...

  • Inspirational Treehouse Heroes: Takashi Kobayashi

    You may have noticed our ‘tree house heroes’ campaign running on Facebook in which we identify pros and amateurs who share the same passion for building treehouses and working with nature. This is a continuation of that campaign as we doff our hats to a truly inspirational treehouse hero on the...

  • The Quiet Treehouse, built and designed by Blue Forest, combines next generation sound engineering with contemporary design.

    How the Quiet Treehouse Will Continue To Spread Calm

    Despite its name, Chestnut Tree House, the children’s hospice for Sussex, does not have a treehouse. But this is about to change. After the Ideal Home Show we will be reassembling the Quiet Treehouse in its new permanent home: the Woodland Walk at Chestnut Tree House. We couldn’t have thought...

  • Take A Peek Into The Quiet Treehouse

    The Ideal Home Show is in full swing and the Quiet Treehouse has turned out to be exactly the sort of show stopper we thought it would be. After all, how many other treehouses are there that can filter out the cacophony of noises we’re subjected to on a daily basis and still be completely...

  • Using Next-Generation Design For This Generation’s Treehouses

    Whilst the materials and technology we'll be showcasing with the Quiet Treehouse at the Ideal Home Show have been dubbed "next-generation", they're certainly not a thing of the future and are already easily incorporated into the treehouse designs of today. The Quiet Treehouse is taking...

  • Shhhh! We’ve Unlocked The Secret of the Perfect Luxury Treehouse

    As distinguished builders of bespoke tree houses, a lot of what we do is focussed on creating the ultimate luxury experience for our clients. Our latest tree house project has had us pondering what it is that makes a hideaway quintessentially luxurious... As we enter the final phase of...

  • Quiet Treehouse Blue Forest Ideal Home Show

    Blue Forest Partners with Quiet Mark and John Lewis to Present the First Ever Quiet Treehouse

    We are thrilled to reveal that we’ve been working on a never-been-done-before project for the Ideal Home Show from 14th - 30th March. Think bold design, welcoming furnishings, complex construction and above all a serene and overwhelming sense of calm: a complete escape from the drone and buzz of...

  • Eco-Friendly Woodland Lodges at Hotel

    Woodland Lodges Win Planning Approval This Blue Forest project will provide 6, 6 bedroom low-energy woodland lodges adjacent to the Hothorpe Hall stately home in Leicestershire. Hothorpe Hall host large scale events and the new scheme will provide 30 additional bedrooms as well as an...

  • A Brief History of Treehouses

    (Illustration of Pishobury by John Drapentier depicted in The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire by Henry Chauncey) Blue Forest were delighted to work with Marion Mako in the design and planning of one of our latest treehouse projects. Marion (www.makogardens.co.uk) is a freelance historic...

  • Blue Forest built this innovative NHS woodland retreat to help vulnerable children at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury.

    Woodland Retreat Wins Award

    Blue Forest's innovative woodland retreat design has won an award for Best External Environment at the Building Better Healthcare awards 2013. Based in Bury, the state-of-the-art treehouse is the first mental health unit of its kind in the country and introduced young people from Pennine...

  • Blue Forest Tree House Prize

    Prize revealed!

    Here's what you can win by entering our tree house photo competition: great goodies to become a tree house specialist! Participate now with a picture of the tree house you have built:...

  • Blue Forest Tree House Cometition

    Blue Forest Tree House Competition

      The Tree House Competition is Now Open...  Blue Forest's tree house competition has begun...  The competition is open to kids and ‘big’ kids who have made their own (self-built) tree houses. To enter you simply need to click on the link below, 'like' our Facebook page and upload...

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    Blue Forest Latest Tree House

    Almost Completed... Could this be our most luxurious tree house yet? Perfect for parties and TV nights, it has a kitchenette, wet room and sleeping loft. The tree house deck is split over several levels and features a diving platform over the swimming pool as well as a rope bridge and separate...

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    Coming Soon… Tree House Photo Competition

    Coming Soon... Blue Forest will shortly be launching a tree house photo competition. The competition will run from 23rd September - 25th October 2013 and is open to kids and 'big' kids who have made their own (self-built) tree houses. To be in with a chance of winning simply upload a picture...

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    Tree House inspired by “Fibonacci Spiral”

    Built in Spain, the tree house provides a natural hideaway within the relative cool of the woodland. This unusual tree house designed and built by Blue Forest was inspired by the geometry of the "Fibonacci Spiral". This is the perfect place to enjoy a sun downer or entertain...

  • Pensthorpe WildRootz Play Area, built and designed by Blue Forest, has a giant maze made from more than 140 timber logs.

    New Playground at Pensthorpe

    'WildRootz' is a new playground at Pensthorpe Wildlife & Gardens in Norfolk. Blue Forest took part in designing and building two of the main play items. Looking like something out of the Flintstones, Pensthorpe's WildRootz play area is intentionally rustic and often 'super-size', stacked...

  • Biodiversity Nest Design Unveiled

    Blue Forest are delighted to reveal the design of ‘The Biodiversity Nest’ tree house, a high level walkway and platform, which will form part of the New Rainforest Canopy Walkway at The Eden Project. The design of 'The Biodiversity Nest' draws inspiration from nature and in particular from...

  • Hobbit House Design and Construction

    Blue Forest's design team have fallen in love with the intricate and beautiful hobbit houses that were built as part of the film set on a family-owned farm near Matamata in the rolling hills of the Waikato region, New Zealand. This farm was chosen as the set for the film trilogy and is now a...

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    How It All Began…With Simon Payne

    How did you come up with the idea of building tree-houses? Blue Forest was founded by Andy Payne in 2003. Andy and I (Simon Payne) were born in Kenya where we were fortunate enough to have spent our childhood surrounded by the beauty and adventure of the great outdoors. Following completion of his...

  • The Amerley Castle treehouse, built an designed by Blue Forest, lies in the grounds of the castle.

    Tree House Design and Build

    Blue Forest are the UK's leading specialist tree house architects. The company is renowned for creating buildings which reflect the environment in which they are built and has won a number of awards for our tree house designs. Despite the traditional stereotype of a few planks of wood high...

  • Cleveleymere Tree House Eco-Lodge

    We are delighted to have completed work on a new lakeside tree house for Cleveleymere, a 5 star boutique holiday destination in Lancashire. The Blue Forest tree house suite is a unique concept in luxury accommodation that makes perfect environmental and business sense. The building has been...

  • The Chewton Glen Hotel treehouse suites, designed by Blue Forest, combine a rustic exterior with a modern and luxurious interior.

    International Hotel Awards

    The inaugural UK Hotel Awards 2011 in association with Bloomberg Television have now been judged and Blue Forest (UK) Ltd / Terence O’Rourke Ltd have won two joint awards in the categories of "Best Hotel Architecture" and "Best New Small Hotel Construction & Design". The awards are for the...

  • Fairfield Eco Classroom

    All children dream of having their own tree-house, now pupils at Fairfield Infant School can learn in one every day as the school have just had a new outdoor classroom designed and built by Blue Forest to help the youngsters with their schoolwork. The outdoor classroom has been built some way...

  • Blue Forest built this innovative NHS woodland retreat to help vulnerable children at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury.

    Hope and Horizon NHS Children’s Woodland Retreat

    Blue Forest have recently completed work on an innovative woodland retreat to help vulnerable children at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury. The Hope and Horizon Woodland Retreat will provide a soothing and uplifting environment which will positively affect the users and form a natural oasis...

  • Blue Forest Design Canopy Walkway at The Eden Project

    Blue Forest are delighted to have been appointed as the lead design consultants assisting in the creation of Europe’s leading rainforest education resource at the Eden Project, Cornwall. Central to these plans is the design of over 150m of walkway stretching through the treetops, which will take...

  • Blue Forest assisted in the design of six luxury treehouse suites for Chewton Glen Hotel.

    Blue Forest Design Luxury Treehouse Suites for Chewton Glen Hotel.

    Planning permission has been granted for six luxurious tree house eco-lodges. The lodges will be built in the grounds of award winning Chewton Glen Hotel, Hampshire. Blue Forest were approach by the hotel and their architect Terrance O'Roucke to provide the creative design of the tree house...

  • The Skies The Limit For Tree House Lot at ARK Gala Dinner

    The luxury Blue Forest Tree House was won for a staggering £140,000 in aid of children's charity ARK (Absolute Return For Kids) at the organisation's 10th Anniversary Gala dinner at Kensington Palace Gardens on Thursday 9th June 2011. “We are absolutely staggered by the generosity of the all...

  • Beach Party Bar Opening at The Goring

    Basil's Bar, the social epicentre of Mustique, is possibly the most famous bar in the world. What makes Basil’s really special is Basil Charles himself, who presides over his watering hole with legendary charm. Thanks to The Goring hotel guests will not need to take the 10 hour flight to the...

  • Fair Oak Farm Eco-Lodge Tree House

    Planning Permission has been granted for two eco-lodge tree houses at Fair Oak Farm, East Sussex. The project will enable the re-introduction of farming to the agricultural land at Fair Oak Farm whilst benefitting the local economy, in particular by providing more jobs and much needed support...

  • Blue Forest Create Basil’s Bar at The Goring Hotel

    Blue Forest is delighted to announce we have been asked to re-create the famous Mustique drinking hole Basil's Bar at The Goring Hotel in London. The hotel, which was host to Kate Middleton’s and her family the night before the Royal Wedding will be shipping in sand to it’s famous garden...

  • Zane Volker's Tree House (1)

    Tongole Wilderness Lodge Update…

    Latest photographs from our Tongole Wilderness Lodge......

  • Dan Wilson’s Top Sustainable Building Design Tips…

    Blue Forest's Senior Designer, Dan Wilson Provides Some Sustainable Building Design Tips. 1. Design the building to limit the users resource consumption (water, heat, power). This can take many forms, including the use of low consumption technology, such as L.E.D light bulbs and reduced...

  • Construction of Tongole Wilderness Lodge

    Following a visit by Blue Forest’s eco-tourism consultant Matt Gurney and Blue Forest’s MD Andy Payne the dramatic rope bridge and lodge decks are almost complete… the decks provide stunning views... and if your...

  • The natural exteriors of the Center Parcs treehouses, designed by Blue Forest, compliment the modern and luxurious interiors.

    Center Parcs Tree Houses Now Open…

    We are delighted to have finished work on three fantastic tree houses for Center Parcs. The treehouses, which are exclusive to Center Parcs Sherwood Forest, have been expertly designed to encompass key elements that are core to the Center Parcs experience; accessible luxury, sustainability and...

  • Blue Forest Complete New Play Houses for von Essen Hotels

    With the hotels ethos “to offer you an environment that provides balance, requires no compromises and one which endorses wholesome childhoods” Blue Forest were a natural choice to create playhouses for the quintessentially English hotel. Blue Forest created two playhouses. Featuring...

  • Builder & Engineer Award 2010 – Timber in Construction

    Director Simon Payne and Project Manager William Hardy attended the 7th annual Builder & Engineer Award dinner. Blue Forest is delighted to have won the award for Timber in Construction 2010. "As co-sponsor of the recent Timber in Construction award, The PEFC (PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE FOREST...

  • The natural exteriors of the Center Parcs treehouses, designed by Blue Forest, compliment the modern and luxurious interiors.

    Blue Forest Tree Houses at Center Parcs

    Blue Forest in partnership with Jessops Construction have been awarded the contract for the development of three luxurious sustainable tree houses for Center Parcs Sherwood Forest. Each 170m2 tree house has been designed to the highest standards and will achieve an A Grade Energy Performance...