Treehouse ideas will fill the minds of many families with kids or even when babies are still on their way. It’s a tradition and part of many childhood memories.
There are lots of treehouse ideas you can choose from. To help you out, we’ve rounded up some amazing ideas and design tips!
Treehouse Ideas to Make Lasting Childhood Memories In
1. Happy Treehouse
No tree? No problem! If you don’t have a tree to hold up a treehouse, this treehouse idea will work for you. Freestanding treehouse plans are not only for the tree-less.
Some of us love a treehouse but not the heights! And the creepy crawlies!
2. Backyard Treehouse
Warning! Building this treehouse is guaranteed to make your kids popular in the neighborhood. With a treehouse built more like an activity area, expect your kids’ friends to come over.
3. The Best Treehouse Ever
I would have to agree. Can you see the size of this treehouse? If you plan on building a treehouse to live in, this one is just the thing.
4. Bluebird Treehouse
If you love birdhouses just as much as you do treehouses, this design is for you. You’ll love the firepole idea you can slide down from, sort of like the pole which holds the birdhouse.
You can even put your birdhouse/treehouse with a real treehouse side by side.
5. Treehouse Tent
Do you know how to build a simple treehouse? Leave out the roofing and build only the elevated platform. Try this simple tree house you can build with a couple of supplies and power tools.
It’s a treehouse your kids can camp in using a tent.
6. Kids Treehouse
This is another treehouse design that also makes a play or activity area for your kids. Find an area to build the treehouse in with one or two sturdy trees.
You can build this with trees for support or you can also build this free-standing.
7. Backyard Treehouse from Scratch
A homesteader who throws nothing away and loves to recycle and upcycle will go for this design. It is a simple treehouse design you can build with a few spare lumber.
You can also design the railings with branches and driftwood for a rustic look.
8. Basic Treehouse
Have you been holding off on a treehouse project you promised for so long? Get building that project with the rest of the family with this basic treehouse design. This treehouse idea is the perfect design for your first treehouse project.
9. A-Frame Treehouse
As homesteaders, we live by this adage. “If you want to get something done, do it yourself!” You can build this simple treehouse plan for sure. It’s a simple A-line design, even a beginner can build.
It also looks like a teepee, your kids will adore.
10. Box Treehouse
This treehouse design is a box-type so it is not so complicated to make. It only looks so because it’s an unconventional treehouse design. I can see the boys turning this into their “no girls allowed” boys cave.
11. Simple Treehouse
This design is one of the best treehouse designs by far. It brings back memories of childhood adventures trying to build our own treehouse. It probably set me up for a homesteading life.
Perhaps you can show this plan to your kids and give them some ideas. How’s that for a true blue homesteading parent!
Get your kids to spend more time outdoors instead of some gadget or in front of the television. It has more benefits than you can imagine including physical and emotional.
A little effort and a few bucks over the budget and you can build a treehouse/play area.
13. Four-Sided Rope Ladder
To make climbing the treehouse more fun, why not make it an addition? Take this 4-sided ladder inspiration which is more fun and can be safer for the kids if build properly.
14. Zip Line
How about zip lines for your treehouse? Ziplines are always fun. The kids will surely want to have it on their treehouse too.
15. Indoor Treehouse
16. DIY Treehouse
For your junior even toddler treehouse enthusiasts, start with this teeny weeny treehouse. It’s built not far up the tree so your tiny outdoor lover kids can enjoy it safely.
It’s slightly elevated to give it a treehouse feel but not too high to have you worried.
17. Tree House and Play Set in One
Take inspiration from this awesome treehouse made of rustic logs. It combined a playset with the treehouse to mimic a funhouse playground. Now you won’t have to go far to enjoy a children’s funhouse.
There you have it, savvy homesteaders! Treehouse ideas to finally give you the boost you need to start or finish off the treehouse project for your kids.
Take any of these inspirations for a treehouse your kids can look back to as part of their best childhood memories!
Which of the treehouse ideas on this list are you eyeing for your next project? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on November 11, 2019, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.