Everything You Need To Know About Building A Tree House In Your Yard

Children have enjoyed a backyard tree house for centuries. Children can help design one, but the house must have essential structure for safety purposes. Moving forward with the project will require some basic skills. While in the planning stages, it is best to start small. Don't over-extend the budget.

Questions Before You build

Examine your building skills. Are you effective with basic tools, including a screw driver, a hammer, or a saw to begin the project? If not, maybe you should consider a prebuilt house. You should also answer the following questions:

  • Will your community require a building permit?
  • Will your neighbors object to the activity of the new tree house?   


You need to locate a strong and large tree. You may need to build support structures from the ground. Develop a design that will allow the tree to continue growing and will not damage it after you add your new addition.

Decide whether you want the new house visible to others, or hidden. You must consider your neighbors and the disturbances accompanied by a tree full of happy children.

Type of Tree Needed

Before a final decision is made on the location, it is best to consult with a qualified arborist. You must choose a healthy tree. You also need to take care not to choose one that has a protection order placed on it. You should acquire a professional if the tree requires pruning. Make sure the tree can still grow; and keep the tree house structure as lightweight as possible. Even though you have plans on paper; you may need to make adjustments because every tree is different. Don't make the tree house too big for the selected tree.


Equipment, tools, lumber, concrete, roofing supplies, and measuring instruments are some of the most basic tools needed. First, begin the framing process. A pulley system may need to be used to get the materials and tools where they need to go. After the framing and flooring is complete, begin adding walls or railings. It may be easier if you assemble them on the ground, and use the pulley to attach them. Begin the roof after the walls are completed. You can use an inner tube of a tire for flashing. This tubing will also help protect the tree.

Upon completion of your newest home addition, make sure you add it to your property insurance policy. Save all the precious time and effort in your creation. You and your children will enjoy it for years.

To learn more, contact a construction management firm.