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Leafyretreat

John and Nicki Beavan spent almost a decade creating this stunning timber abode atop the branches of an ash tree on their farm
The ash tree dominates the main living space. Engineered oak flooring is a good partner for the underfloor heating
John created the curved kitchen cabinetry himself, using oak frames and burr yew panels for each unit. The worktops are made from granite

It took John and Nicki Beavan the best part of 10 years to build this octagonal treehouse – partly because they didn’t want to cause shock to the living ash tree that grows inside it. “It was also partially down to the expense of the process, in addition to the endless hoops we had to jump through in order to obtain planning permission for the project,” says Nicki.

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Make a success of your self build home project with inspiring design ideas and practical advice from Build It magazine. Our October 2019 issue includes: - Smart Home Technology Special Guide - 10 Projects to Add Value to Your Build - Planning your Renovation Project - Learn from the Most Common Self Build Mistakes - Inspiring Reader Homes ... and more!