Building a tree house can be a fun and exciting activity for both adults and children.
In order to build a tree house, one needs to do a careful planning and construction work. Although, constructing tree houses has long been part of human history, with some of the essential steps, you can provide a unique and ideal look to your tree house. Below are some of the necessary steps that need to be kept in mind while preparing to build a tree house:
Choosing the right tree: First and most important step, is to select the right tree. The overall foundation of your tree house depends on the health of the tree. Make sure that the tree you are selecting should have strong, tough trunk and branches, its roots are deep and well-established, it should not be too old or too young.
It is necessary to assure with your local planning offices about whether there are any restrictions on building tree houses, before even commencing to plan your tree house.
Planning: After choosing the tree, next comes is planning. Make detailed diagrams of your tree house. You can click pictures of that particular tree. Check the firmest parts of the tree and take measurements.
It is important to add the measurement and compare it to the pictures that you took in the beginning. Plan the structure of your tree house by keeping in mind the number of person or kids inside the tree house. It will be a good idea to design this house in multiple branches so that the weight can be distributed equally.
Create a list of all the materials required for building this kind of house. Also according to your comfort, decide the way of windows and doors, and whether you want to put the ladder or rope way to reach the house.
Now you can start begin to build your tree house. Always remember to keep protection in mind. Build your house on a safe height; building it too high could be dangerous.