Researching, getting photographs and publishing this post on fun kid’s tree houses was a lot of fun because it brought me back to my tree house building heyday. You may also like our related posts on kids playhouses and backyard playgrounds.
I grew up in a house with a large forest behind our home. Our yard had several large Maple trees configured in an ideal tree house formation.
Our first tree house was built by our dad. It was propped up on a large stump and looking back, it was an elaborate structure with an enclosed area, porch, concrete footings and was built to last. We spent hours in that playhouse of Mitragyna Kratom Tree Powder (and slept in it too).
When my brother and I got a little older, we set out to build our own tree house (we wanted a multi-level tree fort). We got some wood and nails and started building… and building and building. It ended up the Leaning Tower of Pisa of tree houses. It rose 5 floors (each floor was may 3 to 4 feet in height) with an unstable sundeck on top. It was ugly and very unstable, which was proven when during a wind storm, our own Leaning Tower of Pisa was blown off the tree and ended up in the ravine. We were sure fortunate not to be in it at the time.
Not surprisingly, while my brother’s and my tree house crashed into smitherines, our dad’s effort stood strong (and safe).
Building tree houses is a great way to spend time with your kids. I look forward to building one with my son when he’s older. The fun starts with building them and continues as a playhouse for years.
If you have young kids, they most certainly will welcome an elevated tree house or playhouse of some sort. Here’s are 70 pictures of kids’ tree houses to get your ideas forming. Note, some certainly don’t look all that safe, while others are truly incredible structures high up in a tree.
The tree house building dilemma: height vs. safety. As a kid, for me it was the higher the better. Now that I’m a parent, obviously, I wouldn’t get too excited about my son playing in a rickety structure 50 feet off the ground. The following images provide examples of tree houses that are built way up in the trees and others lower to the ground.
Note, if you don’t have sufficient trees in your yard, check out some of the options built on stilts (technically called a playhouse but because they’re elevated I included them in our tree house photo gallery). We hope you enjoy this gallery featuring some incredible kids treehouse and kids playhouse designs and ideas.
Looking to make the most of your backyard space? After you build your tree house, be sure and check out any number of our amazing galleries for more backyard inspiration!
The following 3 tree houses could very well be lived in by adults. They’re much more elaborate. Many people throughout the world live in homes on stilts and even built in trees. Tree houses are also fun for adults – some building them as vacation homes.
I’ll end this gallery with a literal tree house; that is a tree built in a tree. Actually, it’s cement and obviously part of a kids’ fun park, but it’s another approach to building a fun playhouse for kids if you have a large stump in your neck of the woods.
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.