Steve started building the tree house in 2009 after we went for a run in Cazaux during which, I showed him a little tree house in someone’s garden. As it happened, he then spent the rest of our holidays building this “little” gem which is now 10.1 sqm (3.75 x 2.70 m) and about 5m high.
Over the years, we’ve made small improvements to the tree house which is becoming a work of love. In 2012, Steve added plexiglas windows. In 2013, he built a lower deck to make it more accessible to everyone and last year, we painted the outside black with used oil from cars, something fishermen in the area do a lot to protect their huts (yes it is a dirty job!) and the inside white.
Mila had a tea party on the new deck when Côté Ouest magazine came to shoot the house.
This year, we are turning it into a home office….
In the last few weeks, Steve has insulated the walls, added large recycled plywood panels and fitted electricity. Half of the ceiling and a few other bits and pieces remains to be done but in the meantime, we have added this beautiful Pi table by Roderick Fry (kiwi design) which you can find on Moaroom and a chair from Ikea so Steve can get on with his work until I get cracking with the final touches.
LOU the bunny is up there too, out of reach from Lucas.