Treehouse #B2 – Ground Supported Treehouse in Maryland

This treehouse is 8×8, a good size for kids up to about 10 or 12. It is lower to the ground for enhanced safety, and has a ladder through a trap door or a rope “firecracker” style ladder near the tree trunk. The siding is cedar 1×6 T&G, which is a nice looking upgrade. With the open style treehouse design, this project uses optional screen on the windows and the gable area of the shed roof enclosed to make it more bug proof. This is a treehouse, you know, so it won’t keep all the bugs out, just most of them!

Treehouses: Support on the Ground or the Tree?

It’s often difficult to decide whether to use ground support or to attach to the tree. To some people, attaching to the tree makes a treehouse feel more authentic. In this case, the tree is relatively young, and it has a lot of branches at the height we wanted to build, so attaching to the tree and building around it would have required pruning a lot of branches which is never a good idea for a tree. So we decided to build next to the tree and use the tree for some cover. As a result, you can only see this treehouse well in the winter time after leaf drop.

How Much Does this Tree House Cost?

While treehouse costs vary greatly and each project is unique, we understand your need to have some idea what each project in our portfolio would cost to build. Please see our tree house pricing page for a description of the factors that go into each quote. This tree house as shown would cost between $8000 and $12000. Please feel free to contact us to discuss whether your project would fall on the high end or low end of this range.