Did you dream of living in a treehouse as a child? Well, the Woodman’s Treehouse in Dorset, UK, is exactly like that except a lot fancier and designer-looking than your scraped-knee eight-year-old self had imagined.
Set in the canopy of an old oak, this place is playful and luxurious at the same time. Made entirely of wood and accessible only through a rope bridge, it definitely takes inspiration from the adventure story treehouses. Yet, at the same time, it features such high-end elements as a copper hot tub on the upper deck or a rotating fireplace that turn the childhood dream into an adult’s playground.
With its own well-equipped kitchen (plus a wood-fired pizza oven, because why not), the Treehouse is self-sustained and makes for a great weekend break from the city life (it’s only a three-hour drive away from London). The activities are simple but delightful. Staring at the blue sky through the skylight over your bed, swinging in a hammock on the deck, enjoying the outdoor hot shower, or indulging in a treehouse sauna. In case you are into something more active, try Guy Mallinson's Crafty Camping woodworking courses.