9 DIY Tree Houses With Free Plans To Excite Your Kids

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Spending time outdoors is stunning! We are all striving there to get some sunlight, fresh air and beauty of the blooms around. Our kids love playing outdoor, too, and you can inspire their playing outside building a cool tree house.

A treehouse can be a magical hideaway, fort, or play destination for almost any child, as well as a fun project for any adult. Building a treehouse takes careful planning and construction, but your hard work will pay off. If you give your dream treehouse the care and attention that it deserves, then you can build a wooden sanctuary that you can enjoy for years.

This tree house is a cool project: what better way to spend time with the kids than embarking on a backyard building endeavor? This treehouse is built in a single tree, providing a dramatic setting for the structure. As with most single tree treehouses this design wraps around the trunk but unlike the Kauri design the trunk passes inside the treehouse itself. This helps to enhance the experience of being up in a tree and makes an unusual focal point in a playhouse or office.

DIY San Pedro tree house (via www.treehouseguides.com)

DIY San Pedro tree house (via www.treehouseguides.com)

This project will tell you how to build a tree house with a tower in your backyard. There are some free plans, and you will easily realize this cool space for your children.

DIY tree house with a tower for your backyard (via www.theclassicarchives.com)

DIY tree house with a tower for your backyard (via www.theclassicarchives.com)

Tree houses are for everyone with imagination. Elevate your building skills with these tree house building tips from experienced builders, including attachment techniques, site choice, assembly techniques, design ideas and more.

Tips to build a tree house (via https:)

Tips to build a tree house (via https:)

Building a tree house isn’t that easy, and you should take a lot of factors into consideration. For example, in creating your design, don’t forget to plan for tree growth. Allow ample space around the trunk of the tree for the tree to grow. It’s worth doing some research on your specific tree species to determine its growth rate. Read on the next tips to build a perfect retreat.

How to build a tree house (via www.wikihow.com)

How to build a tree house (via www.wikihow.com)

Building a treehouse is a lot like any other construction project, with one main difference: Instead of a foundation, a treehouse rests on a platform. The platform should be sturdy enough so that whatever sits atop it—gingerbread Victorian, open-sided play hut or, in my case, rustic cabin—doesn’t attach to the trunk. Read more tips and ideas for building your own house.

DIY tree house to build (via www.popularmechanics.com)

DIY tree house to build (via www.popularmechanics.com)

Instead of a standard backyard tree fort, build a work of art that both kids and parents will love. Throw away those boring old plans for a box treehouse. This treehouse has rounded walls and hangs from a tree. A transparent roof lets in natural sunlight, and with enough room to lie down and get comfortable inside, parents might find themselves relaxing in this treehouse.

DIY hanging tree house and an art object in one (via www.diynetwork.com)

DIY hanging tree house and an art object in one (via www.diynetwork.com)

This particular design requires two or three trees (or branches) in close proximity. It was made over the course of several weekends using new, pressure-treated wood for the support structure and floor and an old fence was recycled for the sides. Get inspired!

simple DIY tree house of reclaimed wood (via www.instructables.com)

simple DIY tree house of reclaimed wood (via www.instructables.com)

Do your kids love pirates? If they are adventure lovers, they will love this pirate hideout, too! This isn’t your typical pirate house, it’s a cool retreat for the most adventurous kids!

DIY pirate hideout for your kids (via www.instructables.com)

DIY pirate hideout for your kids (via www.instructables.com)

Free from direct attachment to trees, this variant is simple, sustainable and versatile – a plywood-framed box and a set of wooden stilts. It can thus be built and deconstructed as needed, adding safety, too, over a tree-tied version. Something based on these specs would make a great little flexible addition to a front or back lawn, garden or forest space, complete with framed views on the front plexiglass facade and little operable hinged-plywood window boxes on all sides.

DIY modern tree house with a glass facade (via dornob.com)

DIY modern tree house with a glass facade (via dornob.com)