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How To Build a Treehouse For Your Backyard

When we were kids, we always dreamed of making our very own treehouse someday. Now that we’re older and quite handy with wood and tools, we finally have what it takes to make that dream a reality! First, we figured we’d better see how other people made it happen so we’ll feel more ready in terms of choosing structures and techniques once we get started. That’s why we’ve had our eyes peeled for great online tutorials as of late.

Just in case you love the idea of making a tree house of your own from scratch as well, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across in our search for info and inspiration!

1. Wood platform with branch steps

Wood platform with branch steps

Do you have limited space to work with or little kids who you don’t want climbing too high in the trees? Perhaps you’re just a little bit new to this kind of handy project and you’re looking for something quite simple. Either way, we’d suggest taking a look at the way Apartment Therapy built this wooden platform with easy-climbing branch steps.

2. Treehouse set between two trees

Tree house set between two trees

Perhaps you only have smaller trees that are strong but only boast so many branches each? Well, if they’re close enough together, then perhaps you’d get along a little better making this kind of treehouse outlined on Sans 10400 that sits between two trees to get the support of each of them! They even guide you through the process of making their cute cottage shape.

3. Deck supported treehouse

Deck supported tree house

Do you love the idea of making a treehouse because you live in a wooded area but you don’t actually have very many trees that are big enough to support the whole thing itself? In that case, we think you’d have better luck making something like this fantastic house from The Classic Archives that’s partially supported by trees but also suspended up there by a strong wooden deck of its own.

4. Loft treehouse

Loft treehouse

Are you actually so in love with the idea of building your own desk-style tree “house” that you think you’re prefer to stick with that idea since you live in a sunny place, but you’d like to make a jumbo version that your whole family can enjoy together? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Capturing Joy made this much larger deck style treehouse complete with its own staircase.