Our Portfolio Of Bespoke Handcrafted Wooden Cabins
And Garden Workshops in East Sussex
Writer’s Sanctuary – October/November 2018 – Hove
“Apple Tree Cabins has transformed the back of our garden into a writer’s sanctuary.
Our growing family had filled up every corner of our house and I desperately needed my own space and a place where I could work in peace.
I met with Martin, and we discussed the space and what was needed.
I wanted a room that could be used all year round, as well as a separate storage section that had its own access. The space, which didn’t possess a right angle, had to function well and also look good within the garden environment.
Martin was professional, kind, polite and tidy. He asked clever questions and helped solved problems I hadn’t thought about – such as internet access, lighting and storage. For the exterior, Martin suggested a beautiful local timber and a living roof. Inside there is a gorgeous timber floor and some very clever ‘floating’ wooden shelves, now full of books.
What he has built has exceeded every expectation. Without a doubt, my new workspace is the best room in the whole house – the rest of the family are most jealous!
Virginia Woolf was quite right when she said, “A woman must have… a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” (A Room of One’s Own (1929)) She would have loved Apple Tree Cabins. ”
Helen Ginn ~ Hove
Cabin In The Woods – August/September 2018 – Ashdown Forest
The client wanted to indulge the kids’ storybook fantasy and create a magical cabin in the woods. Somewhere to get away from it all, be off grid and immersed in nature and the peaceful surroundings.
This tiny dwelling needed to be used for storage with a fridge and running water. The entire structure was made from carefully sourced, reclaimed materials including sea defense sleepers.
The exterior includes a snug for sheltering from the rain and log storage for the fire pit. There was also space to include a bug hotel offering a sustainable wildlife stack. A safe haven for the little guys!
“Martin is both extremely creative and reassuringly capable. I feel like we have created a work of art as well as a functional dwelling. It is a rare combination to find someone who is able to juggle the practical and aesthetic so perfectly!”
Garden Workshop Restoration – July/August 2018 – Ashdown Forest
The original structure of the garden workshop was stripped back to the bare bones. As the main house is a listed building it had to be carefully restored and mirror the footprint of the original building. The entire roof structure was rebuilt and each beam sourced and replaced like for like.
The inside was then damp proofed and a new concrete floor laid,embedded with coloured glass pebbles sourced by the client.
The wall were insulated and clad with oak panels. A long reclaimed butler type sink was installed and a bespoke copper tap made.
“Working with Martin has been fantastic. He has restored the potting shed beautifully. His impeccable attention to detail and craftsmanship means he has created a stunning space, way beyond our expectations! “
Wooden Cabin Garden Guest Room – June 2018 – HOVE
4 x 3.5 m – The brief – extra living space for terraced house in Hove for guests to use as an office and hang out for son and his friends.
“Martin from Apple Tree Cabins is amazing. As a person who is currently renovating my home and garden I was recommended Martin to build a room at the end of my garden. Having seen in person the work he has completed at his own property I was very impressed by how easily he was to communicate with and the vision he understood I had for my own garden building.
The result is that it looks amazing and has added value to my home as is an additional bedroom/reception room. Martin was extremely personable and committed to completing the best possible job within the agreed budget; whilst following my wishes and preferences. He was always punctual, hardworking, reliable and very easy to communicate with. Martin provides the perfect package of being a skilled craftsman with a creative and thoughtful mind! Thank you Martin! “
Outdoor BBQ Area & Bar – AKA ‘The Smoke Shack’- May 2018 – LEWES
If you have a forgotten overgrown corner in your garden why not transform it into an outdoor cooking and living area.
Work Shop 4.5 x 2.7 x 2.2 m – November 2017 – LEWES
“I needed a workshop in my garden for storage and to work on small carpentry projects. Martin came up with creative designs that we went through together. He grasped exactly what I needed straight away and came up with ideas I hadn’t thought of too. He then created the perfect custom-built space. I had got other quotes but Apple Tree Cabins was the best value. It went up very quickly and the standard of workmanship was exceptional. I couldn’t be happier and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Apple Tree Cabins “
Garden Cabin Renovation – October 2017 – LEWES
“We hired Martin of Apple Tree Cabins after seeing the work he had done on previous projects – we knew straight away that he would be able to understand our vision and tastes for completely renovating our garden out-house. Martin gave us a competitive quote and a pleasing time frame in which to start and complete the job. Martin always arrived on time and with a positive and professional attitude. He kept his work-space immaculately tidy and kept us informed throughout the whole process. We are absolutely delighted with the results – Martin and his team have turned our shabby storage space into a beautiful and cosy cabin for our family and guests to enjoy. We really couldn’t be happier with Apple Tree Cabins and the work they have done for us and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone. “
Jo – The Lewes Home
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