A Tranquil Forest Pond Tiny House

The quality of a space can be impacted not only by it’s surroundings but also the structure itself. Such is the case with this little hide-away Forest Pond House in the UK.



Designed by TDO Architecture, this tiny shelter provides a space for both children and adults alike; being used for playing and meditation.


The architects say they used contrasting qualities to create a sense of ambience, with the darker portions of the house constructed from timber, glass and copper, ‘addressing’ the forest. Whereas the light portions of the house address the garden pond. The aim was to enhance the natural surroundings through the sympathetic design.

“The dark elevations serve as blackboards for drawing in the woods,” TDO writes, “a rising floor shrinks round one corner down to the size of a child.”

Via Inhabitat 

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

  1. I don’t know if I’d really call this a “house”. It’s an interesting structure, but ins’t a house something you live in? This is more like a viewing booth. Cool though.

  2. Hey Brockway – Agreed, it’s definitely not a house (I think for it to qualify as a house it needs to at least have a kitchen). I think it’s just a name the designers gave it, “The Forest Pond House”.