Dazzle Treehouse

The Dazzle Treehouse is a self-contained rural retreat in a broadleaf wood in SW England. Set in a comparatively open setting the building is ‘camouflaged’ with distinctive dazzle pattern of the type employed to confuse the identity and form of WW1 ships. The pattern succeeds in disguising the apparent building shape but unsurprisingly not its presence, which is very much in evidence against the woodland backdrop. The building, squeezed between two mature oaks, is set out around a slender larch tree at its rear. A long axial route follows an approach bridge to the front door, through the building’s glass-roofed spine and across the rear terrace to a ‘prow’ that extends towards the larch. Internally the treehouse is lined with a variety of timber geometric finishes demonstrating exceptional timber craftsmanship.