Looking for an inexpensive way to build a playhouse/fort, etc

I'velooked on several sites and haven't found THE ANSWER,My 'baby will be 6 in Aug and is asking for a clubhouse, fort, etc, he really wants a treehouse, but, alas, in FL, our trees won't support a treehouse. any ideas for a kids' hide-out?
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  • Amy B Amy B on Jun 25, 2014
    Check out this link...it LOOKS like a treehouse, but it isnt supported by the tree in any way. ive also seen forts rigged from old loft or bunk beds, painted with outdoor paint to help with weather proofing. http://homesinchesco.com/archives/1924

  • Danielle McQuaid Danielle McQuaid on Jun 26, 2014
    My aunt did one out of Pallets. You can usually contact your local floral or grocery store and they might give you some pallets.

  • Polly Zieper Polly Zieper on Jun 26, 2014
    I need a clarification about a responsefloorplan/ supply lits/instructions?Is there a smaller/ less elaborate version?

  • Darla Darla on Jun 29, 2014
    You could use an old bunk bed or loft bed for the frame, concrete footers for it to sit on, and build sides and maybe a tent roof.

    • Polly Zieper Polly Zieper on Jul 06, 2014
      @Darla Darla, Do you mean for outdoors? you think I could paint it with something that would make it last outside?

  • Darla Darla on Jul 07, 2014
    You could paint it with exterior paint. A tent roof would be easy - just a tarp over a ridge pole.

  • Moxie Moxie on Jul 11, 2014
    (4) 4 X 4 posts, 2 bags of sakcrete, some 2 x 8s, siding panels (or perhaps pallets), paint, rope ladder, canvas for "tent" roof or plywood/shingles and creativity!