Tree House near Boston, MA
This tree house was actually started by a local artisan in the Boston, MA area. When we arrived, the platform was up on three posts and one corner was attached to the American Beech tree, but the tree attachment point needed repair. It wasn't your typical rectangular tree house platform, with artistic flairs and rising angles reminiscent of a stealth bomber or a raft at sea. We were called in to add a structure and a lot of fun to the tree house so that the kids would have a completed place of their own.
Tree House Repair
The tree house had one tree attachment point that needed repair. When constructing tree houses, you should never place a bunch of bolts or nails or screws close together or the tree will compartmentalize the whole area around them as one wound, and the area will decay and the beam may fall down. Whether it falls down or not, the tree will suffer more than necessary. The tree house repairs consisted of removing the 2x6 and spacing it out away from the tree. Then, a large artificial limb was installed several feet above that corner of the tree house, and the load was suspended from it. Now the tree can sway in the breeze, independent of the structure, and has room to grow.
Tree House Accessories
Tree house accessories always add some fun, and this tree house had several. The owner had already purchased a slide, a steering wheel, a telescope, a rope ladder, and other features for us to install. We built the sandbox underneath and everything fit into a nice & neat, compact play area.
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 $5000 and $10000. 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.