“We built Kosel Treehouses with the help of our family, friends, local tradespeople and many late nights and early mornings!”
We are Patrick and Maddie Spink, a husband and wife team who never thought treehouse owning would be in our grand life plan! But when we moved to Gweek in 2014 we had a feeling special things were ahead.
Gweek is so friendly and pretty it captured our hearts. So, with a passion to show this beautiful part of Cornwall to others and a desire to change our own lifestyle, we created Kosel Treehouses in the fields and woodland above our family home.
During that time we had many ups and downs and were joined by a new family member: our beautiful daughter was born into the building chaos!
The treehouse build was a real team effort; a collaboration of local partners, close friends, and patient family: our dads designed and built the treehouses (thank you Clive and Chris!), using the finest cedar wood and a distinct crescent shape.
Finally, in 2021 we opened our doors, ready for guests to stay with us and get a taste of the Cornish high life.
PLANNING, LOVE AND PATIENCE
2014 – We moved from Reading to Gweek in Cornwall
2015 – Maddie’s dad finalised the design of Kosel Treehouses
2017 – The long journey that was planning began
2019 – Patrick’s dad started the build with the help of local tradespeople
2021 – Last 400 trees planted, doors opened and we welcomed our first guests!
A restored, protected, thriving haven for wildlife and guests in our little slice of Cornwall.
Our hearts were set on Kosel Treehouses being a haven for people and nature, as well as an opportunity for us to protect, restore and enhance this precious slice of Cornwall. So we created each treehouse sensitively, with minimal disruption or impact on the land.
100% of Kosel’s electricity is of course from renewable sources and in the future we would love to be able to add solar panels to generate our own electricity too.
We can’t wait for you to immerse yourself in it – maybe with a glass of bubbly in hand too!
THE LOCAL TRADESPEOPLE WHO HELPED US CREATE OUR TREEHOUSES IN CORNWALL
The creation of Kosel Treehouses was certainly a joint effort – over 30 local tradespeople helped with their creation.
From the Groundworks and Screwpiles to Landscaping, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Plastering, Tiling, Kitchen fitting, Water Borehole, Flooring, Stoves and much, much more.
Some of the key players are listed below:
- Stove installation – Matthew Robinson
- Plastering – Paul Olver – 07479 941 386
- Ground works and Carpentry – Mark and Adam Pellow
- Will, Nathan, Gabriel, Hugh – Landscaping
We of course haven’t listed everyone here, but we’d like to say a MASSIVE thank you to all involved.
Then we have the talented folks who help run Kosel Treehouses that we couldn’t do without. Angela and Jenny who help us clean and Nathan and Hugh for the groundworks, repairs, maintenance and upkeep – thanks guys…