MAGICAL TREE HOUSES AND GARDEN RETREATS
When we are children we are forever creating dens and hideaways of our own. When we are grown-ups, that longing for a sanctuary is still with us.Children need somewhere to use their imagination and natural curiosity to the full, and adults dream of somewhere to escape from the pace and pressures of the modern world – a magical Squirrel Design Tree House or Garden Hideaway can offer the perfect retreat.
Modern day tree houses and garden hideaways still offer that same sanctuary as ever, but with perhaps a touch more detail than you might expect.
There are a wealth of extra possibilities such as bunk beds, trap doors, rope ladders and even rope walkways and zip wires suspended in the air for the children (and adventurous adults).
You can also include features and facilities that you might normally see in a more sophisticated building, such as full insulation, power and utilities: why not use a tree house as an outdoor dining room or spare bedroom? The choice of size, style and specification is yours and a bespoke service, such as that offered by Squirrel Design is the best way to achieve a project tailored to your outdoor space.
Squirrel Design’s beautiful structures are created from a mixture of natural materials including softwood waney edged or hardwood straight edged boards, cedar shingles and oak shakes, sweet chestnut palings and decorative detailing using rope and pieces of natural timber.
It is worth being a bit organised if this is the dream for you: it may be that planning permission is required for your tree house or any structure with a roof ridgeline over 4 metres. This is quite achievable and a professional and specialist company such as Squirrel Design can help you through the whole process from initial site visit through to planning application and then the build
Whatever the weather, whatever the time of year, why not create something amazing – a new and exciting adventure scheme, a little piece of magic and escapism, a bolthole, the ultimate dining experience, a bedroom to dream in..
Sarah & David Trotter – Founding Directors
Squirrel Design Collection