The New Leaf Treehouse Co has completed a second tree house for Knepp Safaris on the remarkable Knepp Estate, home to the country’s most important rewilding project (see Charlie Burrell and Isabella Tree).
The Peregrine Tree House has been constructed around a mature oak in a secluded corner of ancient woodland and uses local, sustainably sourced oak, chestnut and Douglas fir with larch clad walls and a beautiful curved cedar shingle-tiled roof. Jo Etheridge and his team at New Leaf use a fixing system developed to ensure no lasting damage to the tree.
The structure comprises a platform 4.5m above the ground upon which is a glass-fronted cabin offering wonderful views of the woodland and rewilding project. The build features a wood-burning stove, handcrafted king-size bed and other luxurious touches including an open air, wood-fired Swedish Hikki bath tub on a separate platform reached by a wooden walkway.