Stunning Ultra Tiny Tree House with Modern Interior Design – FULL TOUR

Full tour of a tiny luxury treehouse! The Birdhouse Retreat is a 160 square foot treehouse that was self-built by a custom home builder in Chilliwack BC. It’s perched 12 feet off the ground and it’s perfectly nestled in a grove of cedars. The interior design has beautiful attention to detail and there isn’t a single wasted inch of space in here.

The treehouse has a functional entrance with hooks and for storing coats and shoes, the has loads of storage for food and dishes, the book nook has a love seat that folds out into a guest bed, and the loft bedroom has a Queen-sized bed with two big skylights for stargazing. The water closet has a toilet, and the outdoor shower is below the house and it’s fully functional year-round.

Access to the house is via a cable suspension bridge that bounces as you walk along it to accentuate the feeling of being elevated off the ground.

This is a very cool space and we’re so glad that we got to meet up with Ben to see how he managed to design and build such a unique and functional tiny space.

Thanks for watching!

Mat &



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Editing Credits:
Mat and of Exploring Alternatives

Filming Credits:
Mat and of Exploring Alternatives

Extra build footage provided by Ben from The Birdhouse Retreat

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    • Interesting design, I especially like how you changed the closet on the fly! πŸ˜€ And the exterior is just about perfect. I have never seen such a well-finished Tiny House, period, and having this in your portfolio ought to be a major plus!
      I think if you went 10% larger you would have a much more enjoyable final product. The hot-plate in a drawer is one thing, but an exterior shower? In Washington State??
      Not sure how the girls will feel about that.
      Also concerned about the AC unit right there on the bed, and the lack of blinders for the skylights. As for the footbridge…. heh, who amI kidding, I would have done exactly the same thing! πŸ˜€
      But the thing that got me was you mentioning wasted space while you appear to be standing IN wasted space! If I ever go this way, I would install a front door that opens OUTwards.

    • Unique and beautiful inside and out!

      Wonder if he has plans to add a bathroom sink. I see two types that may work: one is in video “Tip Up Folding Boat Sink” As you fold it into the wall, it drains through a drain tucked inside the wall.

      The second is the ‘over the tank’ type, so your wash water becomes the flushing water. Better than flushing with drinking water!

      Personally, I would also want to see EM exits from the loft and downstairs area

      He did an amazing job. Just beautiful!

  1. Very nicely designed!!!πŸ˜€ I’d like to have one with just a slight difference for originality… looks soooo relaxing, πŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ’―

  2. Main principal of houses in the trees is to NOT kill trees. Several trees are killed and bolted trough in this case. It’s done in a ugly way. Also, what happens to the house when those trees that support the house rottens away? It does not take long time. Not much good to say about this at all. Even the style is bad.

  3. I want one!!! The builder is a true artist, stellar super small space designer, and exceptional builder of beautiful, yet perfectly functional tree houses, wow!

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