Building a Treeless Treehouse

How to build Treeless Tree Houses on Poles (5 questions from Jeff) Question #1 – Poles Instead of Trees I can’t seem to find  hardly any information on building a treeless treehouse.I have five used utility poles, 15-17 foot tall that I thought would be good for the  “foundation”. Are these strong … Continue reading Read more »

Treehouse Safety for kids

Treehouse building has exploded here in America. Tree houses usually top most kids’ wish lists, although few ever have their own. The popularity, however, calls the topic of safety into examination. Professional treehouse companies like Tree Top Builders are very concerned that one single lawsuit could create extra regulations for … Continue reading Read more »

Treehouse Bolt Selection for Hemlock

Treehouse design & bolt questions from Merritt in Washington: 1. TABs for western hemlock? — Yes, they will work in hemlocks. Here on the east coast, the Hemlocks (Tsuga Canadensis) are under attack from a tiny woolly adelgid. I don’t believe that’s a problem with the western Hemlocks (Tsuga heterophylla) … Continue reading Read more »

Redwood Treehouse Question

Question from Pete: “I would like to build my daughter a small treehouse. Are redwoods suitable trees for building treehouses in? As you know they are quite fast growing. would a single tree or multiple trees be preferable? not too many branches all trunk. What fasteners would you recommend? I am … Continue reading Read more »

Is My Treehouse Plan Safe?

Question from Greg, Bellevue, WA: “Building a treehouse for the kids; but now that my wife has researched a little is freaked out that what I’m doing isn’t safe so I’ll ask for advice on the basic support structure. Three cedars approx. 50-70 ft tall, 14″-18″ dia. at 12′ off … Continue reading Read more »