Many of us dream of owning a treehouse, whether it's a tree fort or playhouse for the children, a secret retreat or just a unique space for relaxing and reconnecting with nature. This book is a comprehensive guide to designing and building your perfect treehouse – no previous building expertise required. Beautifully illustrated, and written by a professional treehouse builder, the book explains how you select the right tree, which materials and tools to use, and how to construct the platform, walls, floor and roof. For anyone wanting to be more ambitious, there are options for installing special features such as ladders, slides and climbing walls.
Christopher Richter, founder of treehouseblog.com, is part of the German Baumbaron team, professional treehouse builders since 2009. After starting out as a protégé of Pete Nelson in 2003, he has now designed and built over 160 treehouses.
"Ambitious would-be treehouse builders will find all they need to get started." –Publishers Weekly
"In the age of the internet, where an endless stream of how-to guides and YouTube videos often lead to analysis paralysis, a physical (and beautiful) publication like How to Build a Treehouse packs all you need into one handy package—with margins ready for scribbly note-taking. If you're finally ready to get building, this might be the place to start." - Field Mag