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Seven stage treehouse design process

There is a lot to learn about treehouses before you start building if you want a safe, long lasting and economical structure. This seven stage workflow will guide you quickly through the basics with links to more detail on this site.

  1. Check the planning/building regulations in your area
  2. Design the treehouse plan before you start cutting any wood
  3. Keep supports separate to the house framework
  4. Allow flexibility in the supports if you use more than one tree
  5. Use single large bolts for attachments to the tree
  6. Avoid restricting tree growth
  7. Build as much as possible on the ground

1. Check the planning/building regulations in your area

2. Design the treehouse plan before you start cutting any wood

3. Keep supports separate to the house framework

4. Allow flexibility in the supports if you use more than one tree

5. Use single large bolts for attachments to the tree

6. Avoid restricting tree growth

7. Build as much as possible on the ground