Glamping in the forests of Dorset, England just got a lot more comfortable thanks to the recently constructed Woodsman’s Treehouse. It’s available to rent, and has a number of luxury features including a sauna and hot tub. So it offers campers a way to camp out in the woods, without actually having to rough it.
The Woodsman’s Treehouse sits on stilts and is wrapped around an oak tree. It was designed by Guy Mallinson and architect Keith Brownlie of Brownlie, Ernst and Marks. It took them five months to construct it, and they used mostly locally available materials to do so.
The interior is comprised of an open plan living area, which is accessible via a small foyer. There is also a kitchenette in this area, as well as a master bedroom which features a king size bed. An interesting feature is also the copper bathtub placed in this space, which is located right next to a large window, and lets you take a bath while enjoying a great view of the surrounding forest. The toilet is located just to the side of the foyer.
The house is heated by a rotating fireplace, which is located in the center of the living area. A part of the living room floor is also glazed, and offers a view of the stream that runs under the house.
The treehouse is accessible via a stressed ribbon bridge, and there is also a cool slide for fast exit. The front door is made of heavy oak and features a marine porthole. It has a submarine-type locking mechanism, which must be turned to open or lock the door.
The treehouse also features a spacious deck that is fitted with a wood-fired pizza oven, barbecue, and an outdoor shower. The private sauna and hot tub are located on the roof, which is accessible via a spiral staircase.
Honestly, I’d love to spend at least one night in this place.