Tree Houses

Tree Houses

I was just thinking,what is something that make Children Love treehouses? Weather it's sleeping under the stars, telling ghost stories or simply enjoying the great outdoors - treehouses are where summer memories are made. Now is a perfect time to build your own backyard treehouse just in time for summer. But before grabbing a hammer and nails, there's a few things you should consider to ensure that your treehouse is built to last.

1. Make sure you have a good tree. Consider hiring an arborist to check the health of the tree to make sure it's going to last. Find out which pests are associated with that type of tree.

2. Assess how much weight your tree can handle and whether your structure can be suspended or will need additional supports.

3. Do your homework with regard to regulations. Make sure you are within the square-footage limit outlined in your area's building code. Sometimes the structure can't exceed the height of the main residence.

4. Talk to your neighbors. If your treehouse is going to overlook your neighbors' backyard, they'll likely have something to say about it. It's better to be open and communicative with your neighbors because often that respect is all they want.

5. Consider buying treehouse hardware or even a pre-fab treehouse kit (they typically cost thousands less than a custom design) to make the construction phase easier.

6. For the interior, imagine you are designing a boat that is always moving. If, for example, you are hanging a picture on the wall, make sure it will actually stay there.

7. Use flexible and multi-functional furniture. For example, a sectional sofa that can be carried up in pieces and assembled in the treehouse is ideal.

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