It is technically not a treehouse, but rather a house up in the trees given we did not use a tree as a support, BUT, we still call it the treehouse; one word. I know, we are annoying that way.
The platform is 8 x 12 and the house part is 8 x 8 feet – We chose these dimensions to minimize waste by using standard, big box lumber lengths. While it would be nice to have it bigger (we plan to finish off the bottom for more sleepover room) it would change the whole approach..and budget.
Here’s a little timeline in photos of the treehouse progress. All posts relating to the treehouse have their own category here.
We had bushwacked a path through the woods the previous year, and we knew our treehouse needed to be off this path to the left….the rest you can see in the photos!
The daybed is 2 twin air mattresses stacked atop each other so that when the boys want to sleep up there, they just move the coffee table over and lay out the 2 mattresses on the floor. The coffee table holds the 2 hammocks. The windows have a sliding acrylic cover to keep the pollen out during springtime, and to keep it warmer in winter.
Second floor to be built below… Stay tuned!