Building A Treehouse
We're parents of two small boys who live in a 1200sq ft house. To give us some more space, we build a treehouse for them in the backyard. We picked a good, sturdy cherry tree and did research on how best to build a treehouse without doing much damage to the tree. We asked our kids their input on what they wanted most, and took it into consideration (sadly, electricity was not included. :) It took us about two months, working mainly on the weekends. The treehouse is accessed through a trapdoor through the deck which you climb up through the ladder. Overall, it was a smashing success! My boys play in it every day, even in the rain. To see the full project details and more pictures, check out my blog post.
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Published March 10th, 2013 4:42 PM
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Lori Stevens-Nicholas on Sep 24, 2015I love the clear plastic roof. It let's in the light but also let's in a great view of the tree above. :)
Joan Bringle on Feb 23, 2019
I will build this if I can get more instructions if possible. I'm a woman, never built anything before but I want a tree house by my lake just to sit and enjoy looking and listening to the birds.
More details about how to build the tree house. I've never built anything. Thanks!