Tree house living is a dream for some, and brothers Simon and Andy Payne are the guys making that a reality with their wonderful and magical treehouses.
Since forming their business, Blue Forest, in 2003, the brothers have been behind the design and construction of magical treehouses, sustainable buildings, and eco classrooms around the world.
Among some of their wonderful constructions include The Magic Home, an enchanting family treehouse which resembles an annexe of a castle with its turret roof line, and the Fibonacci inspired treehouse, a stylish and contemporary treehouse with a a range of exciting features around it including slides, rope bridges, trapdoors and fireman poles.
The idea for their sustainable treehouse business goes way back when the brothers, who grew up in Kenya, spent a great deal of time constructing zip wires, jungle swings and rudimentary tree-top homes.
With a strong connection to nature and intent upon fulfilling their childhood dreams, Simon and Andy Payne set up Blue Forest, named after the blueish hue of the distant pine forests in a mountainous region of Japan, from a desire to bring people closer to nature.
Blue Forest has built many treehouses around the world, from a luxury eco-lodge in Malawi, to jungle bridges in the Maldives, a number of treehouse hotels, as well as private treehouse projects and eco-friendly classrooms in the UK.
Blue Forest ensure the preservation of the environment by constructing their treehouses using sustainable materials such as timber. In the construction of their magical spaces, the brothers also recommend good insulation and the use of renewable energy.
But in truth, Simon and Andy Payne admit that good insulation and using natural resources, such as the sun and the wind for cooling and heating, in the outdoor treehouses “make the biggest difference”.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a writer who specialises in sustainable lifestyle and living, wellbeing, and entertainments. Rosa also works as a psychic, counsellor, intuitive reader and spiritual life coach helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com