Best Treehouses of 2020

Well, folks, 2020 is finally over. We at Tree Top Builders are making it our new year’s resolution to show off a little more of our work in 2021. Let’s start with our favorite builds from the past year. Best Custom Deck of 2020 Our first custom build is a […] Read more »

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 »

Treehouse Safety for kids

Treehouse building has exploded here in America. Tree houses usually top most kids’ wish lists, although few ever have their own. The popularity, however, calls the topic of safety into examination. Professional treehouse companies like Tree Top Builders are very concerned that one single lawsuit could create extra regulations for […] 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 »

Winter Tree House Building

Most people, when building tree houses, never consider winter construction because they want to be inside when it’s cold outside. But there are a few good reasons to build during the winter. Building tree houses during winter may reduce construction induced stress on the host trees. Here’s 3 reasons why: […] 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 »

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 »

How “NOT” to Build a Tree House

Top 10 Tree House Building Mistakes 1. Choosing a tree without consulting an expert Building a tree house starts with a foundation analysis. What species is the tree? Where is the tree in its natural life cycle? Is the tree healthy – free of defects, decay, disease? You may not […] Read more »