The Birdhouse Treehouse, a tiny woodland cottage
The Birdhouse Treehouse, as it has been named, sits in an idyllic woodland clearing in Somerset, England. The tiny vacation cottage blends into its forested setting with cedar board and batten siding and roof shingles.
Although called a treehouse, the cottage isn’t actually supported by the surrounding trees and it is much closer to the forest floor than the treetops. However the “birdhouse” label is quite apt if you imagine the round window as the entrance opening to an oversized birdbox.
The wooden cottage has an open L-shaped floor plan. The bathroom is in the outside corner of the “L” where it separates the bedroom space in the short leg from the living area in the long leg. If you wanted the bedroom to have more privacy, it looks like it would be pretty straightforward to close it off with a wall and door.
Contrasting with the cottage’s outer appearance, the interior is quite contemporary. The rounded form of the living room window is reflected in the smoothly curved transition from the walls to the vaulted ceiling. The bedroom also features a gently undulating ceiling. Adding a rustic touch, the kitchen cabinetry was handbuilt from 80-year-old reclaimed lumber while the bedroom storage consists of stacked wooden crates.
Planning a visit to Somerset? The Birdhouse Treehouse is available for vacation rentals.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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