East Coast Tree House - Cable and Rope Bridge
This east coast bridge between the two tree houses is made of cable, rope, netting, steel, and wood. It takes high quality steel tree house fasteners to attach to the trees on either side. The whole bridge is supported by four cables. Rope and netting make it safe for people to cross the river below. The bridge does sway a little bit, especially in the middle, so most people are happy to have the high quality UV treated netting stretched up the sides.
Tree Houses, Practically Speaking
These tree houses and the cable bridge serve a practical purpose for the owners. The stream below often floods their driveway, and so they get stranded a few times per year! The bridge was built above the flood line, so they have another way to the road when needed. The tree platform closest to the house is a beautiful place to entertain guests or have a barbeque. While we're on the subject, many of our tree houses serve other practical purposes, such as guest rooms, offices, retreats, tree walks, and observation decks.
Cable and Rope Bridges for Tree Houses
Bridges of all sizes are some of our favorite options for our tree houses. They allow tree houses at a distance to be connected without touching the ground. Kids also love rope bridges, tunnels, and other passages to traverse. Depending on the conditions, we can build cable bridges between 5 feet and 80 feet. At the longer end, you really have to pay attention to the extreme tension forces placed on the trees on either end. So, much like with zip lines, please be careful if you try something like this at home. One major concern is that the river can pose risks to the trees on the edges. Sycamore trees are growing all along the river's edge. We see this often along the east coast, and recommend that tree houses built in risky trees are regularly inspected by an experienced and well respected local arborist.
How Much Does this Tree House Cost?
Tree House Building Costs do vary greatly, but we want you to have some idea what each project in our portfolio would cost to build. Prices vary by location, quality or rarity of materials, size, height from the ground, the amount of engineering and design involved, access to the building site, and general difficulty level of the project. This tree house as shown would cost between $30,000 and $50,000. Please see our tree house pricing page for a full description of the types of costs that will be figured into whether your quote will be on the high or low end of this range. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your tree house project and get a better estimate.