Amazing Treehouses

February 22, 2011

miscellaneous

Did you ever have a treehouse when you were a kid? We didn’t. We had an old shack (“the fort” we called it) made out of scrap wood from my stepdad’s building projects. It was a pretty cool little shed. But I always wanted a treehouse. My neighbors’ dad built one for his boys, and WOW did I love that. I think I spent more time in that than they did!

I always wanted to built a treehouse for my kids here, but there were no suitable trees. Still, we may just built one, anyway, even though we are all older. I don’t think I will ever outgrow a treehouse, would you? And here are some very, very cool treehouses I found on the web!

This is interesting, and it brings up a good point– what about winter?

The next treehouse is lovely. They are “prefab” houses– all the parts are pre-made, all you do is snap it together, kind of like those cheapo laminate board shelves from Walmart, eh? I love the spacious feel and the colors of the wood. I think I would love one of these in my yard!

Photo courtesy Freshome.com

Photo courtesy Freshome.com

This is a video of a Free Spirit Sphere, designed to fit seamlessly and naturally within a forest environment. It’s pretty cool, but it looks way too cramped for me. And I don’t like the idea of a porta-potty 50 feet from the house– what if it’s raining at night and ya gotta go? You’d have to slog through the mud and snakes and bugs! No thanks. And what about the “natives,” huh? And I like electricity and running water as much as any gal, too. So while I would love to live in a treehouse, it doesn’t mean I want to live like a monkey.

Still, the design is cool. It would be nice to stay for a day. Maybe two.

So what do you think? Would you build a treehouse just to play in it when you felt like it, or maybe build something lrger and live in one? I always admired The Swiss Family Robinson– their treehouse was COOL. I think I would do both. JUST as long as there was a bathroom in the house. And NO snakes.

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5 Responses to “Amazing Treehouses”

  1. Karen Says:

    Wow! I think I could live in a few of those. We didn’t have a tree house but we did have a cool place at one of the houses we lived in. We moved around a lot. Dad was in the military.

  2. Rena Says:

    Wow, those are really neat. I love nature and would love to “camp” in one. However, I would not be able to live in a tree house all the time, even if it was bigger.

    Thanks for the post, I enjoyed it!

  3. Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" Says:

    Now that’s something I always thought would be fun to have. I’m sure my dad would have built one for us if we had a good tree for one, but we didn’t so never had one. These are pictures show some very interesting ones!

  4. Ron Says:

    I think I could be very comfortable living in the prefab tree house šŸ™‚

    Take care and have a great day šŸ™‚

    ~Ron
    ******

  5. Marg Says:

    I am just glad to have a house to live in. I don’t think I would like to live in a tree house if there was a big wind. I love nature but I can get that without being up in a tree. Bet the birds and squirrels would love to move in with you. Those are great looking tree houses though.