A second floor for the treehouse

Last year I built an extension to the kids’ treehouse, more or less in the nick of time given they’re quickly outgrowing the first floor.

So, here’s the starting point, when I climbed up the tree with the children on the established floor below, to carry out the initial ‘survey’.

Man up tree above two children in treehouse in lower branches

I don’t remember this very clearly (and it seems rather implausible that we were actually all up there) but the children apparently followed me.

Man up tree with two children

Happily I was able to make most of the platform from the cast offs from our loft conversion or things I’d lifted from a neighbour’s skip.  It’s a little hard to show it from the ground as it’s generally screened by the upper branches of the tree, but here it is a little while later.

A treehouse

And the approach to it.

A ladder leading to a treehouse

Ladder and underview of the floor of a treehouse

And from the inside:

Treehouse floor

Treehouse floor

And finally, the kids actually up there.

Two children in a treehouse


About charlesbodsworth

I'm a dad of two, web content professional, occasional triathlete and blog about maintaining websites and, more personally, about my growing children and garden.
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1 Response to A second floor for the treehouse

  1. Uncle Tree says:

    Love it! How cool! 🙂 Good fun for you!

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