Owner Builder Advantage 
Building a Family Treehouse September  2007
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Tom Landis
While we were working in the woods on the roadway at our new job site, the kids and I were admiring a century old maple tree, and Will commented, "That would be a great place for a treehouse!"  So, I did my homework and I'd like to share my research with you.
Quick Links
 Treehouses & Playhouses You Can BuildFrom Tom's Bookshelf
From David and Jeanie Stiles, "Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build"shows how average "do-it-yourself" families can easily and affordably bring to life a "Hobbit's Treehouse," a "Pirate's Playhouse," or a "Crow's Nest" in their own backyards! There are a lot of books out there filled with enchanting photos of elaborate treehouses and playhouses built by professionals and costing tens of thousands to build. For the rest of us, there's bit of elbow grease, a lot of imagination, a trip to the hardware store-and Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build.
 Michael Garnier's Treehouse SiteMichael Garnier's Treehouse.com
Reserve lodging at Michael Garnier's Out 'n' About Treesort in Takilma, Oregon, sign up for a building course at his Treehouse Institute or enroll in the World Treehouse Conference.  This site also offers construction tips and sells plans, specialized materials and Garnier Limb hardware.
 Patrick Fulton's Treehouseguide.comPatrick Fulton's Treehouseguide.com
Building advice and a construction tutorial are offered by Patrick in a straight-forward and easy-to-read manner. He even gives you a tour of treehouses around the world and a history of his own endeavors. I especially like Patrick's forum for the tree community. 
 Forever Young TreehousesForever Young Treehouses.org
Forever Young Treehouses promotes the construction of universally accessible treehouses. While accessible treehouses provide a memorable experience for everyone, they focus on treehouse construction for children and young adults with special needs who are routinely confronted with barriers to fun and play in their daily lives.
Treehouse Time Lapse
Treehouse Time LapseTake a peek at what Klara's Mom and Dad
did with her in their family backyard.
You can see in three minutes what took
them three months to build!
Did your family build a treehouse?
Let me know and we'll highlight it on my Down Home Radio Show!
Build Right.  Stay Safe.  Follow Your Dream.
Tom Landis