Building a Treeless Treehouse

How to build Treeless Tree Houses on Poles (5 questions from Jeff) Question #1 – Poles Instead of Trees I can’t seem to find  hardly any information on building a treeless treehouse.I have five used utility poles, 15-17 foot tall that I thought would be good for the  “foundation”. Are these strong […] Read more »

Redwood Treehouse Question

Question from Pete: “I would like to build my daughter a small treehouse. Are redwoods suitable trees for building treehouses in? As you know they are quite fast growing. would a single tree or multiple trees be preferable? not too many branches all trunk. What fasteners would you recommend? I am […] Read more »

Is My Treehouse Plan Safe?

Question from Greg, Bellevue, WA: “Building a treehouse for the kids; but now that my wife has researched a little is freaked out that what I’m doing isn’t safe so I’ll ask for advice on the basic support structure. Three cedars approx. 50-70 ft tall, 14″-18″ dia. at 12′ off […] Read more »

Interesting Materials for Tree Houses

Question from Bill, Gloversville, NY “Where can I find materials for my tree house? What do you suggest for roofing and siding?…” Well, Bill, part of the fun in building tree houses is using some materials that you find yourself in your local area. Many simple kids tree houses use […] Read more »

I “Pinned” my Treehouse Beam. Now What?

Question from Randy, Milford, DE: “I just “finished” a treehouse for my kids and while looking around on the net, came across your site. After reading over it, I realized that I made a cardinal error and “pinned” one of the support beams to the tree. It is a large […] Read more »

What does “don’t pin a tree house beam” mean?

Question from George, Glen Ridge, NJ: “In your list of things not to do, you say not to “pin” a beam. What exactly does that mean?” Well, “pinning” would mean any way of fastening a tree house beam directly against the bark of the trunk, such that the beam will […] Read more »

Welcome to “Ask the Tree House Experts”

We plan to use this category to answer all Tree House Questions that you have. Please leave a comment here with your question or email to We will then respond publically to all relevant tree house, tree platform, or tree house accessory questions. We are experts in attaching things […] Read more »