Inside Finding Alice star Jason Merrells’ incredible real life home with huge treehouse that he built by hand


FINDING Alice star Jason Merrells plays a man who built his family a dream home in the new ITV drama.

But in real life the former Emmerdale and Casualty actor has his own impressive DIY stories to tell.

Actor Jason Merrells stars in new ITV drama Finding Alice

Jason’s Instagram reveals he was busy in lockdown extending his countryside property.

Photos show the 52-year-old standing in the middle of bricks and rubble as the art enthusiast constructed a home studio.

He joked he was “‘retraining’ as a big f*****g hole maker” and admitted he’d succumbed to “lockdown life”.

Since finishing the room he has shared beautiful photos of his broad art collection including some of his own creations.

He has shared photos of his incredible home on Instagram
The actor has eye-catching sculptures and artwork throughout the house including this life size replica of his youngest daughter Martha
Snaps reveal the family’s pine wood floors, white walls and oak furniture
Art enthusiast Jason built himself a studio at home

The successful television actor has plenty of sculptures to feed the eye, including a piece of giant redwood he said he scavenged while working in Vancouver.

Another piece he shared was a life size replica of youngest daughter Martha made from clay.

He said it was “one of roughly 12,000 projects half realised ranging from emptying the dishwasher to finishing the next great British novel”.

Elsewhere Jason, originally from Epping, showed off his carpentry skills when he sharing snaps of his

Jason likes to keep busy with his home improvement projects and recently worked on this tree house for his kids
The structure is supported by four legs but is perched over a small tree
His dog Ziggy takes a break from all the work going on around the house
Jason joked he’d been ‘growing labradors in lockdown’ with his cute snap
The star and his kids are blessed with a huge garden

Jason is joined by a star-studded cast in six part drama Finding Alice.

Keeley Hawes plays the lead, with Joanna Lumley and Nigel Havers as Alice’s parents Sarah and Roger.

Jason takes on the role of her late husband Harry, whose cause of death and secret criminal past haunt her.

Keeley Hawes takes the lead in Finding Alice

Jason plays Alice’s late husband Harry who built the family their dream home

But viewers may recognise him from Emmerdale in which he played Home Farm owner Declan Macey from 2010-2014.

He’s also starred in Cutting It, Sweet Medicine, Waterloo Road, Lark Rise To Candleford and Agatha Raisin.

Jason Merrells seen in Death in Paradise in 2015