A series of on-site structures designed and constructed deep in the English countryside as part of a collective of 14 Design Products students from the Royal College of Art. The group reclaimed timber from the 2014 Royal College of Art graduate show to produce a fully functioning treehouse sauna and a swimming platform spanning 6 metres accross a deep mill pond.

Designed and built in just 5 days, the Treehouse Sauna features a wood burning stove to heat stones collected from the river below, creating steam when water is poured atop. The stove was built from an old steel bin, milk urn and reclaimed timber. The team also salvaged a large glass panel from a barn on the property, and restored wooden floor tiles that once lined a local church. 

The Swimming Platform rests between two tree trunks spanning a 6 metre stretch to offer ample area to dive from for a post-sauna dip.

Gemma Roper