Get inspired to build a miniature retreat for yourselves with these 25+ Treehouse Ideas.
Contrary to popular opinion, treehouses are not just for kids. Adult treehouses have also gained momentum and are becoming quite popular. Many people are considering taking high ground between the birds and branches to find peace and relaxation.
With an adult treehouse, you can relish some carefree time by escaping the burden and stress below the house. A treehouse is a secret miniature space where one can have their private space to themselves.
A treehouse is so much dreamier than a regular house. A treehouse can act as a study room, art studio, or a miniature couple’s retreat for some people. You can also assume your treehouse as a vacation getaway with contemporary amenities and considerations in their leafy abode.
Are you ready to relish these simplest joys with modern amenities in your leafy abode?
25+ Treehouse ideas:
- Colorful playground, houses on trees
- Wooden tree house, industrial built for commercial use, in a mountain resort adventure park
- Beautiful tree house for children
- Barefooted mom and her little blond son sitting on the treehouse and smiling in the spring while dad and husband standing downstairs
- Large lush lot backyard of American house in the suburbs with a homemade treehouse kid's children's playground
- Treehouse platform with red hammock
- Boy climbing up into a treehouse
- Colorful treehouse in a park
- Two little boys play in a treehouse climbing on rope or stairs
- Kids wooden handcrafted crooked playhouse
- A house on a tree overgrown with red vine in an autumn garden in sunset time
- Treehouse for kids in the garden
- Small wood log playhouse hut with stairs ladder and wooden slide on children playground at park or house yard
- Wooden house on a tree in the garden
- Wooden grey tree house with terrace between old oak trees
- The tree house with a staircase and a slide for the children's games
- House on the tree
- House in the evening garden
- Tree house for kids in the garden
- DIY wooden playhouse for children with slide on a hillside
- DIY wooden playhouse for children with swing and slide on a hillside in a sunny day
- Treehouse with Rope bridges
- The DIY Tree fort
- Wine Treehouse in a Farm
- Rustic Treehouse in the Woods
- Bird’s Nest treehouse in your backyard
1. Colorful playground, houses on trees
This is the perfect design for you if you are looking for an outdoor playground amongst the birds and branches. You can add a self-supporting platform that is supposed to be built around the tree and not in it like in the traditional tree houses. You can consider adding stairs with handrails so that the kids can climb in easily, along with a slide and swings. You can swap the stairs with a ladder for older children.
2. Wooden tree house, industrial built for commercial use
A treehouse required to be commercially used needs to be safe and sturdy so that it doesn’t hurt the tree in the long run. You can go for an unusual triangular framework to ensure that the construction is stable and the post doesn’t sink into the ground. You can have a thorough look at the diagrams for guidance.
3. Beautiful tree house for children
A beautiful treehouse is an excellent addition to any backyard, and it also attracts children of all ages. Consider going through the instruction manual carefully, as the construction is a bit complicated. You can also prefer to make the ladder steps spaced at 10” so those small kids can climb quickly. Addition of a 36” high railing is also a great safety measure.
4. Barefooted mom and her little blond son sitting on the treehouse
Creating a relaxing retreat for your family on a set of wooden stilts and a plywood framed box is just what you require for a perfect short vacay. Plywood frame boxes can be easily assembled or disassembled if required. You can consider using off-the-shelf-steel anchors for extra stability and safety. The children’s treehouse can be built with sheets, beams, and boards.
5. Large lush lot backyard of American house in the suburbs
An updated treehouse is the perfect way to invite your best friends into your realm of fun space. You can bring home the fun and frolic by setting up a slide, stairs, a sandbox, and a mulched play area around your treehouse. Using a roof made up of asphalt shingles can keep the rainwater at bay. Placing extra layers of safety with 2” thick, soft foam mats to soften the fall can be a good idea.
6. Treehouse platform with red hammock
If you have a large tree stump in your backyard surrounded by big trees, then you can preferably build a cozy treehouse platform that would gain massive popularity in your neighborhood too. Use the surrounding trees to support framing, old bedposts to add more character to the construction, and copper pipes for the railings. Lastly, you can hang a hammock for ultimate relaxation in your leafy abode.
7. Boy climbing up into a treehouse
You can build this elegant and hassle-free treehouse for your kids. You can consider two options, one to use four posts as support or two posts as support. You can consider using plywood sheets that measure around 4*8. You can also add an asphalt shingle roof to add more character to your house and keep the treehouse dry.
8. Colorful treehouse in a park
If you are looking for something contemporary and durable, you can create this colorful treehouse to add more character to your backyard. You can build a sturdy platform that can bear the weight of the treehouse, and it will also assist in minimizing the damage caused to the tree. This is a complicated project that requires abilities and skills, so you ought to be careful with this one.
9. Two little boys play in a treehouse climbing on rope or stairs
You can capture the joy and relaxation while being in this amazing treehouse that will add a lot of character to your backyard with elements like rope and stairs. You can add stairs around the tree that lead to the deck of the treehouse. You can also consider adding corner seat benches and three trap doors for kids. Create this treehouse with pressure-treated lumber that is used for the exterior of the kid’s fort.
10. Kids wooden handcrafted crooked playhouse
Easily create this peaceful backyard treehouse from scratch. It will just require a couple of weekends to finish and two or three branches in proximity. You can prefer using pressure-treated wood for the support and flooring of the house, and for the sides, you can use an old fence. You can skip on building a roof. Instead, prefer going for a camouflage-pattern tarp to keep your fort dry.
11. A house on a tree overgrown with red vine in an autumn garden
This stunning piece of beauty is a perfect spot for relaxation, and it provides you with a feeling of warmth and coziness. Covering the house with red vines will give you a feeling of being close to mother nature. The sunshine beams right through the large windows enlightening the whole treehouse with its autumn grace. The house features a solid covered deck in red vines with much space to play and relax. You can tweak the design according to the place available in your backyard.
12. Treehouse for kids in the garden
Build impressive castle-like designs for a fantastic fort retreat that is mind-blowing. Consider building the deck of the treehouse that is nearly 200 square feet so that your children have enough room for playing whatever games they like. You can preferably add two bunks of bed, a love seat, and a toilet. You can also tweak the design of the treehouse to make it a love nest if you are willing for some solitude.
13. Small wood log playhouse hut with stairs ladder and wooden slide
Add a stunning treehouse in your backyard for your kids that can comfortably fit at least two to three people. Try to keep the height of the treehouse around 110 square feet without the deck. By doing so, there will be more room for furniture like a love seat and lounge chair. You can also consider adding a ladder for access, a porch with railings, and large windows to liven your space with enough sunshine.
14. Wooden house on a tree in the garden
There are times when we require solitude from our daily stressful life. Building a relaxing retreat above the ground in your garden can be your hideaway to relish the joy of being in a leafy abode. Consider making the treehouse big enough to easily fit in a large table, two chairs, and a queen bed. Adding a beautiful window to enjoy the calming silence of your garden can be a great idea.
15. Wooden grey tree house with terrace between old oak trees
The cozy and relaxing lofty treehouses are meant for secluded escapes. You can build a wooden treehouse in the grey between the old oak trees within only 350 square feet. The addition of a loft and a queen-sized bed makes this a promising mix of a modern house and a traditional treehouse. You can also add a kitchen with appliances and more. Building a terrace abode can be impressive as you host housing parties or sleep under the sky and between the oak trees.
16. The tree house with a staircase and a slide for the children's games
You can create an incredible treehouse by combining a climbing wall with a treehouse for your kids. Create your secluded hideaway with a house with a climbing wall, a ladder, and a porch. Pressure-treated pinewoods can be used to build this sturdy and durable leafy abode. Placing a slide near the deck can multiply the fun for the kids.
17. House on the tree
Treehouses are often regarded as hideaways for kids, but they work the same for adults too! You can regain your solitude from the hectic life by entering into your own secluded space to watch the wonderful view of the backyard from some height. You can fit in a lounge chair, a large table, board games, or even use it as a cozy love nest. You can preferably add a shoe rack if you aim to keep the wooden fort floor clean.
18. House in the evening garden
You can take your fantasy of living in the woods to some new heights and create a stunning eye-catching treehouse in your garden itself. Add a window wall to your fort from where you can gaze at the soothing landscape and also use it for bird-watching. Consider making the hideaway at least 325 square feet large so that there is enough place for two people to comfortably sleep in a loft.
19. Tree house for kids in the garden
If you have a tree with long branches, you can construct a treehouse with a staircase and slide. Add a winding staircase that leads to a rustic cabin in the garden that could become your kids’ favorite place to play. To ensure the safety and stability of the treehouse, you should consider using high-quality lumber. It is crucial not to place the treehouse too high as it might not be safe for the kids.
20. DIY wooden playhouse for children with slide on a hillside
For a low-key treetop experience on a hillside, you can add a panoramic window that gives you access to the soothing view from the hilltop. You can include the children’s playground right in the middle of nature and above the ground on the rooftop terrace. Consider adding multiple access points, a water balloon launcher, a ladder, a slide, climbing grips, and more for the ultimate play fort. Keep in mind that the deck should not be higher than six feet for the safety of kids.
21. DIY wooden playhouse for children with swing and slide on a hillside
Create your secluded retreat perched on a hillside, six feet above the ground. Place a winding staircase that leads to the rustic cabin amongst the branches and leaves. Add multiple swings for your kids, along with slides near the stairs. Consider not placing the wood against the tree because there are chances that water will gather around that leading the beams to rot.
22. Treehouse with Rope bridges
You can now fulfill your childhood dreams with the forest fantasy. You can experiment with the obligatory elements of your treehouse. The impressive design of the treehouse will surely catch the eye of the children and the adults. You can connect the deck, living room, and bedroom via the swinging rope bridges.
23. The DIY Tree fort
Setting up an elegant castle in your backyard can surely attract the attention of everybody, including a wooden deck and a moat that leads to the spacious interior courtyard that seems fit for royalty. Your kids are going to love the idea of having their tree fort in the backyard. You can build one of the best forts for them, including multiple access points, rock climbing grips, a ladder, water balloon launcher, board games, and so much more.
24. Wine Treehouse in a Farm
You can add a charming cuckoo-clock-shaped off-the-grid treehouse to your farm where your guests can have fun and upscale their camping experiences. This cuckoo wine treehouse can become your perfect retreat with the addition of an Ikea hanging seat, rope ladders, screws, and washer. To ensure the stability and durability of your house, you should consider using high-quality lumber.
25. Rustic Treehouse in the Woods
Lock in the gorgeous landscape of the woods within this rustic cabin above the ground. Romance is in the air with stunning views that can even beat sunset landscapes. It would help if you considered how far in the future you still would be using this rustic treehouse. You can preferably make the cabin large enough to accommodate kids and adults in the future as your kids will grow up.
26. Bird’s Nest treehouse in your backyard
You create relishing memories by living like birds in the woods for a night. Create a nest-shaped room large enough to accommodate at least four people. The nest offers a secluded place to get away from all the worries of life indeed. Adding a swinging rope bridge that leads to the nest will add more character to your bird’s nest treehouse.