17 Awesome Treehouse Ideas For You And The Kids

Treehouse ideas will fill the minds of many families with kids or even when babies are still on their way. It’s a tradition and part of many childhood memories. There are lots of treehouse ideas you can choose from, making it difficult to decide which one is perfect for your backyard. To help you out, we’ve rounded up some amazing ideas and one of them could be the right treehouse idea for you. Gather your tools and family and build your dream treehouse together with any of these fantastic ideas and design tips!

Treehouse Ideas To Make Lasting Childhood Memories In!

1. Happy Treehouse

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Photo by Made with Happy

No tree? No problem! If you don’t have a tree to hold up a tree house, this treehouse idea will work for you. Freestanding tree house plans are not only for the tree-less. Some of us love a treehouse but not the heights! And the creepy crawlies!

2. Amazing Backyard Treehouse

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Photo by Be a Fun Mum

Warning! Building this treehouse is guaranteed to make your kids popular in the neighborhood. With a treehouse built more like an activity area, expect your kids’ friends coming over.

3. The Best Treehouse Ever

I would have to agree. Can you see the size of this treehouse? If you plan on building a treehouse to live in, this one is just the thing.

4. Bluebird Treehouse

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Photo by Barbara Butler

If you love birdhouses just as much as you do treehouses, this design is for you. You’ll love the firepole idea you can slide down from, sort of like the pole which holds the birdhouse. You can even put your birdhouse/treehouse with a real treehouse side by side.

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5. Treehouse Tent

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Photo by Yea Daddy’s Home

Do you know how to build a simple treehouse? Leave out the roofing and build only the elevated platform. Try this simple tree house you can build with a couple of supplies and power tools. It’s a treehouse your kids can camp in using a tent.

6. Super Dad Treehouse

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Photo by hog wife

This is another treehouse design which also makes a play or activity area for your kids. Find an area to build the tree house in with more than one tree. You will need to build this where there are more than two trees for support or you can also build this free standing.

7. Backyard Treehouse from Scratch

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Photo by Popular Mechanics

A homesteader who throws nothing away and loves to recycle and upcycle will go for this design. It is a simple treehouse design you can build with a few spare lumber. You can also design the railings with branches and driftwood for a rustic look.

8. Build Your Own Treehouse

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Photo by Capturing Joy

Have you been holding off on a treehouse project you promised for so long? Get building that project with the rest of the family! Take inspiration from this family who build a treehouse on their own.

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9. A-Frame Treehouse

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Photo by Built By Kids

As homesteaders, we live by this adage. “If you want to get something done, do it yourself!” You can build this simple treehouse plan for sure. It’s a simple A-line design, even a beginner can build. It also looks like a teepee, your kids will adore.

10. Box Treehouse

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Photo by Dornob

This tree house design is a box type so it is not so complicated to make. It only looks so because it’s an unconventional treehouse design. I can see the boys turning this into their “no girls allowed” boys club.

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11. Simple Treehouse

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Photo by Mokkasin

Believe it or not, this is the best treehouse design by far. It brings back memories of childhood adventures trying to build our own treehouse. It probably set me up for a homesteading life. Perhaps you can show this plan to your kids and give them some ideas. How’s that for a true blue homesteading parent!

12. Treehouse for Exercise and Fun

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Photo by Wellness Mama

Get your kids to spend more time outdoors instead of some gadget or in front of the television. It has more benefits than you can imagine including physical and emotional. A little effort and a few bucks over the budget and you can build a treehouse/play area.

13. Four-Sided Rope Ladder

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Photo by Treehouse Life

To make climbing the treehouse more fun, why not make it an addition? Take this 4-sided ladder inspiration which is more fun and safer for your kids.

14. Zip Line

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Photo by Homesteading

How about zip lines for your tree house? Zip lines are always fun. The kids will surely want to have it on their treehouse too.

15. Indoor Treehouse

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Photo by Hooked On Houses

In case you want to take camping inside, here’s a cool inspiration. You can find ideas for camping activities here both for outdoors and indoors.

16. Flatpak DIY Treehouse

For your junior even toddler treehouse enthusiasts, start with this teeny weeny treehouse. It’s built not far up the tree so your tiny outdoor lover kids can enjoy it safely. It’s slightly elevated to give it a treehouse feel but not too high to have you worried.

17. Tree House And Play Set In One

Take inspiration from this family who give a whole new level of fun to traditional treehouses. They combined a play set with their treehouse to mimic a funhouse playground. Now they won’t have to go far to enjoy a children’s funhouse.

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There you have it, savvy homesteaders! Treehouse ideas to finally give you the boost you need to start or finish off the treehouse project for your kids. Take any of these inspirations for a treehouse your kids can look back to as part of their best childhood memories!

Which of the treehouse ideas on this list are you eyeing on for your next project? Tell us your plans in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 3, 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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