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 »

Finally Time for a Treehouse Builders Association?

Many of us professional treehouse builders have long agreed that there could be some benefit to forming an association where we would collaborate on construction ideas and help lend credibility to treehouse builders everywhere. There is currently a movement instigated by Kevin Mooney of Ohio to organize a formal association. […] Read more »

The Best Tree Houses in the World – Part 1

As the owner of a professional, US based tree house building company; I’ve seen and built hundreds of tree houses.  So looking outside of the continental United States, I created a list of some of the best tree houses in the world. A Tour of the Best Tree Houses in […] 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 »

Treehouse Bolt Selection for Hemlock

Treehouse design & bolt questions from Merritt in Washington: 1. TABs for western hemlock? — Yes, they will work in hemlocks. Here on the east coast, the Hemlocks (Tsuga Canadensis) are under attack from a tiny woolly adelgid. I don’t believe that’s a problem with the western Hemlocks (Tsuga heterophylla) […] 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 »

Whether to attach a Yurt Treehouse to Trees or Use Posts

Question From Peter: “I’m thinking of using 4-5 trees as supports for a 12′ yurt platform. The platform would be only 1-2 feet up from the ground and placed on 2 (very) roughly parallel beams attached to 4 trees (each between 2 trees), with possibly a diagonal beam additionally attached […] Read more »

Why we Build Tree Houses

Top 7 Reasons People Build Tree Houses 1.Tree Houses are Escapes from the “Normal.” To many, the appeal of tree houses is that you don’t see them every day. True tree houses, that is, structures supported by trees or built closely around them, are less common than pools, boats, play […] Read more »