Kids Tree House near Baltimore, MD
This crimson maple tree lived just south of Baltimore, MD, when its owners called us to design a tree house for their kids. They wanted something simple, safe, tree friendly, and attractive. We used cedar tongue & groove boards for the siding and clear polycarbonate panels for the roofing. With just 2 treehouse builders, we built it start to finish in 2 long days and the kids moved into the tree house right away!
Tree House Construction
This tree house was built next to, rather than around, the young crimson maple tree. In summer, the tree house was barely visible from the ground house because of the broad leaves this tree grows. We did as little pruning as necessary as this tree would need all the Baltimore sunshine it could get to mature. We also opted to use posts for support rather than attaching to the tree. While our methods of tree attachment are best in class, there still is some initial damage to trees. The other consideration was how many branches such young trees have. We built off to the side so that we didn't have to cut branches to make room to play in the tree house or have too many branches pass through the walls and roof.
Tree House Features
The rope climb on the front of the tree was challenging, but a big hit and something for the younger kids to grow into. With all of the low branches, the maple tree was great for climbing already. It didn't take long before the kids were climbing up through the trap door and onto the tree house porch. Not long after that, they were hauling up rocks in the bucket with the rope & pulley. We install several features on every tree house to add to the fun for kids of all ages. Mom was happy because the kids were super excited about spending more time outside.
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 $8000. 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.