Climbing tree has always been part of human history and building tree houses also has long been part of human history too. Tree house is also for everyone with imagination. In that spirit we have gather some tree house building tips and photos that maybe will inspire you to build your own, whether it is for your kids or your own special space. “You get a different perspective when you’re up in a tree. First of all, nobody can find you because nobody ever looks up. And when you’re up there, you’re able to look up, down and all around—it’s another world up there.” Michael Garnier, professional tree house builder.
Choose a healthy, long-lived hardwood for maximum support; maple, fir, oak, beech and hemlock. Do not constrict branches with straps, rope or wire because this can strangle the tree and don’t forget to add spacers between the beams and the tree to allow movement. It is easier to build the rest of the structure if the floor is level and can support entire weight of the tree house. Consider the lay beams across the branches and shim until level, run the beams between trunks of different trees and cantilever the beams out from a single trunk and support them from above or below. Whenever possible, perch your tree house on top of fasteners rather than pinning beams to the tree to give the tree room to move and grow and last, bring your cool accessories to decorate the inside.