If you have always dreamed of having a tree house, know that even with a small leisure area it is possible to build a beautiful project. Use and abuse of creativity when designing the tree house model that best fits your taste and size of land. Furniture and wooden objects are great allies and in addition to complementing the decor of this space, they bring charm and rusticity to the place.
In this sense, whether as an exclusive space for children to play or to accommodate the whole family, the tree house is a very different project. So, if you want to be closer to nature making this dream come true, find out the characteristics of this type of construction and our tips on how to make a tree house!
Tree House Features
The tree house is nothing more than a kind of country house. There are, basically, two variations of the tree house: that of children and that which is really a house.
In the first case, the structure is usually of a small house, consisting only of a room that is used so that the little ones can have fun. The second variation is, literally, a tree house. In other words, it has all the structure that a “normal” house would have with divided environments, locked doors, among others, only at heights.
The most common style for the treehouse is rustic. The use of natural materials to make a wooden house integrates construction with the landscape, so it is an obvious choice. However, there is also the option of making a more modern tree house, with a different design and using concrete and glass, for example. That decision will be up to you.
To keep the playful and childlike spirit alive in the tree house project, you can place items such as swings and slides. The latter can even be used as a way of accessing the house, but it is better that they do not replace, but are used in conjunction with a ladder or bridge.
In fact, if you want to add charm to your tree house, you can make a spiral staircase around the tree instead of a straight structure. And if you make a line, you can also use the tree itself to build it.
And, to make the most of the environment, also think about making a balcony in your tree house. Just imagine spending an afternoon resting on the hammock on your balcony with an incredible view of nature!
How to make a tree house
First of all, we need to say that the best thing to do if you want to know how to make a tree house is to look for a professional. By hiring someone with experience in this type of construction, you guarantee more security for your project and, of course, for your family.
Having said that, we have some simple tips for anyone considering making their own treehouse. Here they are:
- Attention to the tree where you intend to make your house, it must be healthy, have a good size and a trunk of at least 30 cm in diameter
- Ensure everyone’s safety by using handrails on the stairs and railing around the entire treehouse
- Try to use lighter building materials
- Consider the weight of the water tank in the calculations or use a booster pump to bring water to the top
- Beware of electrical installations, wired sheaths to prevent short
- In general, the value to build a tree house is R $ 1,000 per m²