Design Green Design Instant Treehouse: Luxe Pre-Fab Treehouse Unit Sleeps Four By Kimberley Mok Writer McGill University Cornell University Kimberley Mok is a former architect who covered architecture and the arts for Treehugger since 2007. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Kimberley Mok Updated October 12, 2019 Share Twitter Pinterest Email Design Tiny Homes Architecture Interior Design Green Design Urban Design More and more people are choosing to downsize to smaller "transformer"-type spaces, well-designed trailers and live+work spaces, embracing the financial, pragmatic and spiritual freedom it entails. So what about a trailer for the trees? UK-based design and construction company Blue Forest's pre-fabricated eco-PERCH offers a refreshing refuge that not only sleeps four, but also conforms to code. Eco-PERCH is more modern in aesthetic, but has the requisite wood-burning stove and integrated plant room out back for gardeners, though the design's entirety can be reconfigured into work as an off-grid classroom, studio or office. Designboom describes this cozy abode: 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. Eco-PERCH complies with the UK Caravan & Mobile Homes Act, and is a more attractive alternative to poor quality trailers, giving a more generous use of space, while still remaining efficient. Placed in a natural setting amongst the trees, the front porch would be quite the spot to hang out and watch the clouds go by.