When you're a kid you learn just as much from being out in the world and playing as you do from sitting in a classroom. Those children that are able to go off on their own when they are still young and play around in the woods or the backyard will find ways to be more independent and will bring the creativity of their outdoor adventures into the rest of their life. So, if you're looking at properties or for a new home anywhere with a bit of land then you might want to consider building your child a tree house all of their own once you move in.

If you've ever bought your own property anywhere else then you know that location is everything when it comes to a home. This is no different when that house is a place for your kids to play outside. You should take some time to make sure that you're choosing the right tree before you begin. You want one that is going to be able to hold the weight of the house and the people inside for years to come and is not going to be too difficult to build on.

Some tree houses are built out of the scraps of wood that a father has left from the other project he has done around his while others look nicer and more state-of-the-art than some of the actual houses on the street. Both can be safe and great options for your backyard but you want to make sure that if you're working with older wood that it still has the strength that it needs to keep everyone inside safe and secure. Pine is commonly a good choice of wood for a tree house, as it is sturdy and relatively inexpensive. There are also many people who choose to use redwood.

Again like with a real house, you're going to start your building of the tree house with the corners and the frame. Measure everything out and make a plan for where you're going to add supports. You might see a house for sale that is completely suspended in a tree but it is not always possible to do this. Sometimes you will need to add some sort of reinforcement onto the branches of the tree or columns that run down to the ground. This is the most difficult part of building your tree house and should be handled with care.

Once you have the floor in and know that it is going to be safe you can start to have some fun with the design. You might want to add in a window that looks over your property or might want to add a custom door installed or maybe even have electrical wiring added. There are lots of things that you and your kids can do when creating the ideal tree house, just be certain you consult a certified house inspector so that you know the structure is safe and there are no hazards.




Copyright (c) 2008 -