Millar + Howard Workshop turned good on the expectations of being a smart land owner in Gloucestershire. The architecture firm has cleverly built Dursley treehouse in an ignored construction site that is nestled among protected woods. This passive house is perched in trees 40 feet above the ground level to surpass regional building regulations as well as adjust with natural surroundings. Sixteen narrow steel piles weighing ten ton supports the whole house. Its all round larch wood-clad exteriors beautifully accompanies wooden verandah that is circulating around the home to offer delightful space outside.
Owners Jon martin and Noreen Jaafar have made wooden parts of the building on their own to save money and to style their home with their own viewpoint. There is a 12-feet narrow walkway that leads to the house, having rolling design around three large boxes that respectively serve as Noreen’s studio in the ground floor, spacious living area in middle section and master suite with three guest bedrooms at the top.
Noreen has decorated the kitchen and bathroom with her gorgeous ceramic work, while Jon’s paintings on several walls offer a feeling of joy inside. There is wide use of reclaimed materials in the construction for making it a sustainable – green home. For instance, the bottom floors are furnished with blue slate reclaimed from an old Rolls Royce garage and staircases are made from wood of an old basketball court.
This passive house already cost $32,9022 to its owners, but currently they are planning to spend more on furnishing bedrooms and the ground floor. Still Dursley treehouse values nature and offers a dream house for people fond of living in connection with nature.