The ecoPerch

Treehouses have been making the news lately with Deek Diedrickson’s “Wolfe’s Den” and Joel Allen’s HemLoft. Across the pond, the ecoPerch is a new tiny house design based on a treehouse from the Blue Forest company in the U.K. This beautiful structure is designed to fit into the natural surroundings while still offering enough space for four beds, a dining and lounging area and a bathroom and kitchen.

The ecoPerch is 36.5 square meters (just under 400 square feet) and contains a master bed with built in storage, a bunk room, a toilet and shower room with a heated chrome towel rail, a living area with a wood stove, a kitchen with a breakfast bar and a small deck with storage for firewood. It’s highly insulated, made of sustainable materials and can be fitted with an off-grid energy system and composting toilet.

The ecoPerch was designed to be used as an alternative to caravan (trailer) and timber lodge accommodations on public or private lands, and is compliant with the U.K. Caravan and Mobile Homes Act. The structure can be delivered, assembled and put into place (on a platform or on the ground) in about 5 days.

Blue Forest is an award winning company that designs and develops inspirational and sustainable buildings and specializes in the construction of luxury treehouses. They also provide accommodation for the hotel and leisure market. The ecoPerch was unveiled for the first time at the Grand Designs Live exhibition in London this May.

Download the ecoPerch brochure

Photos courtesy of Blue Forest

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]


17 thoughts on “The ecoPerch”

  1. I need more information on this. Pricing mostly. This is my most favorite “small house” I’ve seen yet. Please send me more information. Can you build in Indianapolis, Indiana? Tell me more….

  2. Looks pretty, and it’s got a good floorplan. The only change I’d make is to have the bathroom sink on an inside wall, so that the plumbing won’t freeze as easily in the winter. Nice central location for the wood stove; I’d turn the second bedroom into a den or home office.

  3. This looks really cool… I went to their site and was looking at the brochure, and realized there is absolutely no room for a closet or storage at all… It would need some alterations if you wanted to actually live in this…

    • If there are no kids, the bunk room could be used for decent storage. I see it split – half pantry, half general storage. Or, as a very small adult sleeping area for one, then add built-in storage at the end of the room where the full bed is, now. (Using a sleeper sofa is also another option for rest/guests.)

  4. If you go to their website you can download a brochure. These units are offered to the hospitality industry in England for about $85,000. To get one to the US would seem cost prohibitive but then at the very beginning of their site they call these “A unique concept in luxury accomodation…” Jay’s smaller cottages still seem a more economical choice unless money is no object and you want the ultra modern look.


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