donderdag 2 mei 2013

Center Parcs unveils new timber treehouses

Center Parcs has unveiled its most sustainable accommodation yet at two of its parks, having built luxurious timber-based homes on stilts, nestled among the leafy canopy of the parks’ woodland.

The sustainable holiday homes have been built at the holiday company’s parks at Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire and at Longleat in Wiltshire. The brand has spared no luxury in the construction and presentation of the treehouses, but has still managed to kit them out with impeccable green and sustainable credentials.

The wooden houses can accommodate eight visitors, making them perfect for families or groups of friends. Each house features four en-suite bedrooms with private balconies, an open-plan kitchen and a gadget-filled dining and living area.

The architects have cleverly designed each house around a turned tree trunk, with the spiral staircase to the upper floors winding around the trunk. The homes feature timber-clad walls and floors, while access to each house’s separate games area is via an elevated timber walkway. Emphasising their sustainable credentials, the homes have ground source heat pumps supplying their heat and roof-mounted solar panels providing their power.

Bron en hele artikel: Norbord