Treehouse #B10 - Wilmington, Delaware
This style of treehouse is pretty basic but still creates a place for kids to make memories. It has a 12x12 pressure treated floor, in case a bit of snow blows in through the window openings. 12x12 works nicely on such a large trunk, but 8x8 or 10x10 is less material and labor cost.
Treehouse Wall Styles
These walls provide basic safety, like a railing would. The top of the walls is entirely open, although some customers prefer to close the tops in with bug netting. These walls are inexpensive to build, but they also afford the best views looking out from inside. Full walls with window smaller window cutouts or operating windows are available and shown on other treehouse projects in our portfolio. The siding is T1-11 which is low cost, very strong, and can be stained any color you like.
Building a Treehouse on a Stump
We do not build on many stumps - perhaps once every 2 years. The reason is basically that the tree is dead and the wood is in the process of decaying. The advantage is that you don't need to use special hardware to attach the structure - we actually take a chainsaw to the stump to let in our beams and braces and attach to heartwood which generally lasts longer. If you want to build a basic treehouse on a stump, then we suggest keeping the dollar investment low and having realistic expectations about the life of the project. If the stump gets too rotten, you can always have posts added from the corners down to the ground and the treehouse can live on.
Basic Treehouse Roofing
This treehouse has Ondura roofing, which we really used to love and use a lot. Recently, we generally install metal instead because it is more durable if an overhead branch were to fall on the roof. Both Ondura and Metal are available in many colors and are inexpensive, readily available, and good choices for basic treehouses.
How Much Does this Tree House Cost?
While treehouse costs vary greatly and each project is unique, we understand your need to have some idea what each project in our portfolio would cost to build. Please see our tree house pricing page for a description of the factors that go into each quote.