Eco Perch

March 13, 2014

A pre-fab house that can be used as a treehouse and erected in 5 days. Photos by Blue Forest. More info. here.


  • Reply Julie March 13, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Love this. Beautiful lines. Would a Murphy Bed work in the living room? They have such neat styles that can incorported now. I would live in this for retirement or for a weekend retreat in a heart beat!

    • Reply Lillie June 9, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      I love this too! Simple and I am looking at it for a possible retirement home. I would certainly put a murphy bed and storage at the end of living room. I’d also take out the bunks and make that a bedroom with some storage, perhaps enlarge it a bit and use it as my room and the murphy for occasional guests.

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    • Reply Andi July 16, 2014 at 8:59 am

      Oh do I agree my friend. Watch Tiny House Nation on FYI cable. Last week the produced one that was 100 sq ft for a married couple with a 2 year old. BLEW ME AWAY. THIS ONE IS MY HOPES & DREAM, RETIREMENT HERE WE GO!!

    • Reply Fastwalking August 4, 2014 at 2:22 pm

      So…I assume the owner either has no clothes or simply wears the same ones all the time since there is nether a closet nor laundry facilities.

      • Reply Echo January 28, 2015 at 1:17 pm

        i noticed that also. no where to put clothing and no where for food storage. also no where to put dishes, pots and pans.

    • Reply Chloe Thurlow January 15, 2015 at 11:18 am

      I want one.

    • Reply jcorb February 17, 2015 at 6:37 am

      I like this kind of home around good nature. without noise in future i will plan these type of house.

  • Reply siggiofmaine March 13, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    I think the only thing I can’t see is a place for any storage at all…
    other wise it is a wonderful house

    • Reply Dave March 26, 2014 at 7:53 pm

      Remove the lower single bed & put in storage & a wardrobe.

  • Reply debra March 13, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    where do i buy one

    • Reply steven March 13, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      Please refer to the link below the photos that takes you to their website. Thanks!

  • Reply Sharon Lane March 13, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    How much are the blue prints? Can they be ordered?

  • Reply Lisa March 13, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    I’d take that three ft of porch space and use it inside….make a bedroom……and then add an overhang. It’s interesting but not functional enough to lose all that space!
    Like the clean lines and design otherwise

  • Reply Dianna Haught March 14, 2014 at 3:25 am

    Beds for 4, privacy for none. Maybe as a weekend getaway, but it would need serious remodeling for a family to sleep here for very long.

  • Reply Denise Bander March 14, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Clean lines are great, but storage space and practical considerations are even better. Turn the “plant room” (who needs that?) into a closet with built-ins for storage. Curtain for a door. They are pretty and take up way less space for openings.

    Lose the couch, replace with eating area. Use the current table area for refrigerator. Replace sleeping area door with curtain, as current door is awkward and space-consuming. Bathroom is perfect and big enough for private changing area.

    Otherwise, I love it!

    • Reply aaron March 14, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      I think the plant room is where the utilities are.

    • Reply Andrew March 14, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      “Plant room” doesn’t mean “a room for plants”.

      It’s where the water heater, etc, are installed.

    • Reply Anne March 14, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      It is not that sort of plant room…

      I adore their designs, though they are not for everyone. They lean more toward European aesthetics.
      Storage is big in the US, owning more ‘things’ is in general… along with needing more ‘personal’ space.

  • Reply karen March 14, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I dont see the link for cost or where or purchase.?

  • Reply Lois Bell March 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    It is a lovely design, but there seems to be no storage space for clothing or food, even. I can’t imagine having enough people in the house to sleep in all those beds without at least some simple storage.

  • Reply Laurie Larsen March 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Would love to mirror this and put it two together…the whole storage and space issue would be taken care of and there could be a front and back deck……….Like the asthetics…..

    • Reply Marilyn April 30, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      My thought exactly. This would make a nice lake cottage for weekends and vacations.

  • Reply thomas cappiello March 14, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Very beautiful svelt design. I don’t understand the tree-house concept though. What if the tree grows? What if the tree dies? What it the tree is an oak and limbs fall? What if it gets struck by lightening? Not sure I like the concept of long-term life attached to a tree. I’d rather be away from the tree, and watch the tree from my front window. Also, I do not feel that there is enough counter space for chopping vegetables and preparing meals. But perhaps that could be modified.

  • Reply Clare March 14, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    I’d ditch the lower of the two single beds, raise the upper one by a foot or so (depends on the curve of the roof how far is practical) and turn the underneath part into wardrobe/cupboards/storage.

  • Reply Mike March 15, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I’m wondering how well those cedar shakes shed water on the nearly flat roof. And not a closet anywhere. If this is a vacation home, convert the queen bed to a sleeper sofa and use the extra space for closets.

    It’s one thing to fall in love with your design – living in it is another matter entirely.

    • Reply Jim April 17, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      The roof has some fall. If you look at the interior pictures the door jams (which are always “square”) and the roof line aren’t parallel.

      I also wonder how difficult it would be to expand/stretch the design to gain a larger floor plan? After all the custom framing would be the same dimensions. I only ask as people seem to be concerned with space/storage.

  • Reply Fonz March 15, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    No TV? No Thanks.

  • Reply Faye March 15, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    super cool house if I were not 10 years old I would live in one.I am so impressed with how you put the house in a tree but I might require a bigger model because I am going to have a lot of pets!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Trix March 16, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Nice to see a tiny house that’s actually fully functional (bathroom, kitchen etc). As for the naysayers, if you follow the link and read more info, it explains how storage is built into some of the furniture items (such as the bunk beds).

    Also, it’s a *holiday home*, although it’d suit me fine as permanent accommodation (just me and the bunkroom for my office/library).

  • Reply Wendy Bigham March 17, 2014 at 12:25 am

    This is absolutely fantastic!!!!

  • Reply Paul March 17, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Wow! Really is a fantastic, modern design!

  • Reply steve shay March 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    I think it is unfair to criticize the structure for its lack of storage space. If one is capable of building such a house, one can easily construct a small shed placed next to the home.

  • Reply Rich March 17, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    I am bemused when people state that Americans “need” more space.

    • Reply Anne March 18, 2014 at 11:47 am

      They don’t… They just tend to think they do. Consumer culture and all…

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  • Reply Anyl Thapa March 24, 2014 at 12:17 am

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  • Reply Paddy March 30, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Great! I just need a big tree, a few acres of land and some peace to enjoy it.

  • Reply James May 5, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Forget about all the negative do this and do that comments above, everyone has an opinion but none of them has built one.
    Excellent work, well done.
    Very much and inspirational piece.

  • Reply Judy Schwartz Haley May 30, 2014 at 12:12 am

    I cant help but wonder whether they wear clothes. The place is gorgeous, but I dont see a place to store even a change of underwear.

  • Reply Handyman Callum June 4, 2014 at 6:38 am

    I’d love to work on a similar project! Actually this is my childhood dream. Thanks for the share.

  • Reply Br. Curt Beardsley June 16, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    The storage is lite, but there are many places to put some in. 1. Under the bed 2. A couch with storage underneath, as well as end tables and coffee table. 3. Some room for shelves. 4. If you want to keep both bunk bed you could put storage under the lower one. 5. Make a storage bench on the front porch. Many possibilities without any major changes. I love this place!

  • Reply Heather Bee July 27, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Pleasing to look at but, for me, sun is the main consideration so this design doesn’t have enough windows.

  • Reply Cess Padilla July 31, 2014 at 3:18 am

    The house is alright. There are always room for improvement. The things I like about it is that it’s fast to set up (5 days according to the project site), every thing in there is space saver and it’s mobile.

  • Reply Mukesh Sharma August 5, 2014 at 2:04 am

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  • Reply Marctriyandi Citra Leksmana August 9, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Wow..this house fantastic. Small but really has unique design. Hmm..i wonder if live in this house, it would be refreshing everyday.

  • Reply Philbert Nutt August 10, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Looks like a high dollar version of a trailer house……with less room.

  • Reply Jenifer Brown August 24, 2014 at 7:25 am

    wow, its awesome, it contains everything which you want in your house. i just love it… i can spend my whole life in such a beautiful place..

  • Reply Tani August 24, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Wao Very Awesome Design last pic ver very awesome like it……………

  • Reply lucas September 17, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Small, but smart design, I love this house very much. Wooden house can keep warm, realize the warm in winter and cool in summer. Space layout is reasonable, won’t appear crowded.

  • Reply Inspiration Wings September 22, 2014 at 12:05 am

    awesome & creative

  • Reply Mr Rubbish Croydon October 1, 2014 at 8:11 am

    This is truly awesome. The house looks cute and very compact for the space it provides, without looking cluttered!

  • Reply Oscar Arias October 14, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    That’s such a cute tiny house! I would love to spend afternoons reading in there.

  • Reply al mahmud November 15, 2014 at 4:21 am

    such a luvly house

  • Reply Acredeals November 19, 2014 at 3:01 am

    Will somebody gift me this sweet little house….:-)

  • Reply J.R. November 19, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    TBH it’s about the same, if not more space than you’d get with a $1500 apartment in NYC and quite livable, especially in wide open spaces. Love it.

  • Reply Amanda January 8, 2015 at 9:26 am

    I really like this non-traditional design, especially the long porch/ overhang. Being an a jewelry designer, and living with just two dogs, I would take the tiny bedroom space and turn it into a walk in closet, or organized storage room. Maybe 1/2 and 1/2. Either that or make it the only sleeping area and use the front of the home as a living/ studio space. One of those wall units that look like bookcases, but are actually Murphy beds could always be used in the living area for guests. The beautiful shingles on the outside curves of the house are a great touch.

  • Reply jasmin January 10, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Incredible beauty of nature

  • Reply sunny January 12, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Beautiful design!! But really, where’s all the stuff? Do you need a separate building for everyday essentials such as extra light builbs, toilet paper?

  • Reply Mary January 29, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Why does it only have a 15 year life expectancy?
    That’s not much considering the cost to build is 55,000$ or more.

  • Reply carl February 4, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    I love these,I have been looking around some.I would use the porch for more living space, and just add on a little deck.I would make the bunk bed room, a little bigger ,and make a master bedroom there.Put a hidabed in the living room for friends.You could also use part of the flower room, for can goods, and coats.A few high cabinets in the kitchen could be used.I am really thinking about one of these except, I will just square the building off.Nicest set up for me I have found.Great job.

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  • Reply emre April 20, 2015 at 6:58 am

    i need place like this :)

  • Reply Coco in the Kitchen April 20, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Makes me want to downsize BIG time!

  • Reply Hekman May 21, 2015 at 9:28 pm


    Where’s the closet?
    Where do I laundry?

  • Reply glenn July 13, 2015 at 3:53 am

    Best One :)

    For the Normal Family :)

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  • Reply Arkitalker August 26, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Oh wow!!! this is an amazing project! The interiors are so warm thanks to the wood. Love the use of space and then it’s a tree house! Woul love to live there!!

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