The world’s first quiet treehouse will be put up in Sussex.
The unique creation, being unveiled at the Ideal Home Show this week, is destined for the Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice near Arundel.
It has been designed by Blue Forest Luxury Treehouses and features a wide range of sound-proofing gadgets and technology.
The treehouse has been donated to the hospice by Quiet Mark, the international mark of approval from the UK’s Noise Abatement Society, in partnership with John Lewis.
Quiet Mark managing director Poppy Elliott said: “We have been looking forward to showcasing the Quiet Treehouse at the Ideal Home Show, giving visitors a glimpse into the future where a healthy aural soundscape is as important as the architectural design of a building.
“They will also be able to experience the latest John Lewis interiors and Quiet Mark awarded technology all under one magical roof.
“We are delighted that the children and young people cared for by Chestnut Tree House will be able to benefit from this amazing treehouse and can’t wait to see it in situ at the hospice for everyone to enjoy.”
The treehouse will be installed as the final part of the hospice’s Woodland Walk project in September.
It features a wheelchair-accessible walk in woods next to the hospice, with features including creative planting, sensory areas, a picnic area and sculptures.
Hospice director of children’s services Linda Perry said: “Most children enjoy hours playing outdoors, taking long walks through the woods, exploring wildlife and often climbing trees.
“Unfortunately for many of the children we care for at Chestnut Tree House, this simply isn’t possible.
“We wanted to create a space that allows our children to experience what others may take for granted, enjoy the fresh air and discover the wonders of nature.
“The treehouse and our Woodland Walk will mean that the children and young people can explore easily and safely in their wheelchairs with the Chestnut Tree House care team close by.
“To have something so amazing and unique at Chestnut Tree House is something we could never have imagined and it will provide a fantastic sensory experience for the children and young people while at the same time enabling them to experience the wonders of nature.”
The hospice cares for hundreds of children and their families across |Sussex.