People around the world live in, play in and enjoy tree houses. Although commonly viewed as a retreat for children, adults are turning to the trees for a little solitude, too. This Web guide helps you find the inspiration and know-how for constructing a tree house for kids or adults. (And you don’t have to be the Swiss Family Robinson to do it.)
Studying photographs or looking at tree house designs can help you and your kids be more creative in developing your own tree house, and save time in deciding what to build. The Web sites in this section have plenty of photos and sketches to get you started.
- If you’re planning to construct a tree house yourself, think about the type of tree you’ll be building around. Not all designs will accommodate all types of trees. Some of the Web sites in the “Building a Tree House” section address tree selection.
For photos of children’s tree houses …
showcases creative tree houses that are sure to get children excited about what their own tree house could look like.
maintains a beautiful portfolio of tree houses for kids, tree house additions, tree house getaways and a “special projects” section full of more creative tree houses.
To buy tree house kits or plans …
sells plans for a variety of tree houses, based on the number of trees they require. There are plans for a freestanding tree house, too. Buy the plans online to download them in PDF format or purchase a printed guide.
sells several books and designs for building tree houses, play houses, forts and more.
Daniels Wood Land
supplies unique tree house kits and the trees to go with them. Browse the kits, hunt for special chainsaw carvings to add to a tree house or take a look at the tree house price list
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