blue forest: eco perch
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mar 05, 2012

blue forest: eco perch

‘eco-perch’ by blue forest all images courtesy of blue forest




the ‘eco-perch’ is a quick to install luxury tree house unit by east sussex-based architecture and construction firm blue forest. assembled with natural materials, the structure may be implemented within 5 days, minimally impacting the landscape with adequate site preparation beforehand. contained within a 6 meter by 8 meter footprint, the combined kitchen, dining, living area and bedroom may comfortably accommodate four people. wrapped with a continuous roof surface, its oval sectional geometry visually connects with the outdoor scenery through windows and a veranda formed with a deep eave.


if placed beyond your personal garden, owners may acquire planning permissions to install the small dwelling which is expected to outlive 15 years. linking to existing infrastructure is ideal although an on-site septic tank may be used. a variety of off-grid and renewable energy sources allow for complete independence. the interior may be redesigned and retrofitted to serve as an office, studio or classroom.


kitchen and living area

dining area and bedroom

elevated and constructed around a mature tree


floor plan / level 0



  • LOVE IT!

    Gu Morcelli says:
  • This is amazing! I really fell in love with it after the pic showing it is a pseudo tree house. Nice, interesting design, and way efficient use of space.

    Allen says:
  • What software was used to make plans/secions?

    Ernestas says:
  • HOT!

    hM says:
  • your drawing and 3d plan are not the same(KITCHEN)? but NICE small house….

    ali says:
  • mmm ralph erskine !

    tato says:
  • Send me somewhere where winter doesn’t exist and put me in that home! I’d be such a happy little clam!

    sm says:
  • Where do you put your clothes? groceries? towels? water heater? And yet there is a plant room…

    hmm says:
  • That plant room is for your mechanical stuff. Think power plant not green plant. At least thats how I understand it.

    Madge says:
  • Really nice design.I like this.It is eco-friendly.

    Thaung Htike says:
  • It’s ama ing.! But…..The price??????

    Marina says:
  • like it very much- I guess it is intended as a weekend space as I noticed the luggage next to the couch- more storage is needed to make it really viable- maybe convert the bunkroom into a storage closet- add storage under the main bed- use a vanity in the bath instead of a wall hung sink- otherwise, it has great potential- Also, I would like to see it done with all reclaimed materials… could be fun. We need more small homes in this country…heck, everywhere.

    Mary Burns says:
  • Great renderings!!!!! Love the project 🙂

    CHS says:
  • Hmm. Dark inside though… doesn’t take much advantage of natural light. The renders are a little optimistic about how much natural light is going to be in there.

    ws says:
  • Cool 🙂 Since it\’s a tree house, it would be nice if it also has a roof window of some sort:)

    Ani says:
  • With a little more natural light, this would be a fantastic art studio on the back of the property. I love the modern treehouse idea.

    Phoebe's mom says:
  • it is cute, but I do agree there is NO storage! Everything will land on the floor….

    Andrea says:
  • i think its a seductive little structure, im just very very concerned with the prospects of cross-ventilation (the toilet) and the slimest bedroom window to the bunk beds! is that sufficient daylight?

    mfundo maphumulo says:
  • It’s nice and cozy. I’d put the bed where the sofa is and the sofa where the plant is. Then a TV across from the sofa, next to the fireplace or in the corner to the right of the fireplace.

    Shelly says:
  • Adorei isto é para quem curte bem a natureza e deseja conservação ambiental

    Maria de Cássia F. Silveira says:
  • Cute but wasteful in its design. What makes the curved end walls valuable? Certainly not as a design element and they cannot of been reasonable in cost. It can be guaranteed that they waste space while costing more and serve absolutely no structural purpose.
    Waste, waste, waste.

    Ron Smith says:
  • Very nice, but just where are the occupants meant to store and wash their clothes?

    David Lily says:
  • I actually like this design. It is very interesting and simple. And I like the natural beauty and curves. Curves are beneficial as far as air flow of heating and cooling. Now there are some things I would change.
    The plant room I would use as an second exit and a utilily room. So basically I would have that wall next to the living area removed. I would shrink the length of the restroom by 12 inches. And I would have a futon sofa instead of a bed and sofa. And I would put the futon sofa where the plant is in the living area, but facing the kitchen. There should be plenty of space for a coffee table and a chair. Then I would put a small desk in place of the sofa in the plan above. Personally, I could sleep in the bunk room. A dresser drawer could go under the top bunk. And finally, I would have a solid single door for the front entry. This will allow more wall space. Then I could put a storage cabinet there for more storage.

    Ricky T. says:
  • Sorry, I made a typo in the first sentence. It should read….as a second exit, not “an” second exit.

    Ricky T. says:

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