How to build a treehouse

How to build a treehouse

Bewilderwood Treehouse

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A tree house isn't something i had growing up as a kid, I'M not sure many of us did. It's quite the project to tackle, building a tree house in the backyard can be a fun thing to do but would likely take several weekends to build. It not only would provide hours of enjoyment for you and your kids but would add excitement to the backyard.  

A treehouse is a place where you can give free rein to your individual creativity. But while there may be almost as many types of treehouses as there are types of trees, some general principles do apply when it comes to building a treehouse. (For creative examples of custom treehouses, see Treehouse Living: 4 Custom, Eco-friendly Options.)

Before you begin your treehouse plans, check with your local planning authorities about whether there are any restrictions on building treehouses. In some places, if a structure is below a certain size and not used as a permanent dwelling it will not need planning approval, but there may be restrictions on height or on windows overlooking adjacent properties.

Safety is vital during construction. Always use a safety harness, and firmly tie it and any ladders to a strong branch. Think before you act, and keep a first aid kit handy. Most importantly: Have fun!…

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If you're interested in building a treehouse i say go for it but a few things to remember, firstly you're going to need a building permit which is very important. You're also going to need some carpentry skills to tackle building a treehouse, if you don't have the skills you might be able to get some one to lend a hand with your project.

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