Treehouse Pictures

Tree Houses are my passion. Below you’ll find pictures of just some of the play houses I’ve built for kids.

People ask me what’s the difference between a tree house and a play house? Not much, both are for children to play and have fun, but some people call one a play house because there’s no tree.

It doesn’t matter whether you have a tree or not, we can build a ‘house’ for your kids to play in, around and on. Enjoy these photos of some of the tree houses I’ve built.

The Cedar House in Cherry Creek

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The Cedar House was built under 3 trees for 3 energetic boys who have 4 ways (rope ladder, trap door, ladder through a tree notch and a climbing wall) to access their treehouse and an enclosed spiral slide for a quick exit. The final touch was the addition of a 12 foot high swing above the deck.

A Play House Hidden Away

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This Tree House with cedar siding built for two boys includes a ramp, deck and slide and is tucked away in the corner of a Boulder backyard.

Two Story Big Red

This is a two story Tree House supported from the ground and complete with a dog friendly ramp to the second floor. It is tucked into the corner of a small yard and only touches a tree with support entirely from the ground. The first floor is a triangle and the second a trapezoid! Windows are recycled from an old truck canopy and old roof skylights. It has a birdhouse and a mail box for tree mail.

A Bridge to Play Time

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This swinging bridge brings two boys to a play space with space to hangout and a climbing wall.  A metal roof, cedar siding and sliding glass windows keep it all dry.

TreeHouse Playground for a Preschool

We designed and built two treehouses with a network of ramps, ladders, stairs, a double slide, a storefront,  bridges and more for a Boulder Preschool.

A Play House on Wheels for a Family of Five

The perfect location for this play structure was right on top of a utility easement and the city wouldn’t allow us to build there.  So we out-smarted the city and built a moveable wagon complete with a deck and an interior loft with its own peek-a-boo windows.

Two Guy Tree House

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This Tree House comes with a zip line and commando rope ladder for two boys ready for fun after school. The design allows for adaptation such as the addition of walls and windows as the boys grow. When I returned a year later to the Tree House and the boys had enclosed the area below into a clubhouse. We designed and constructed it so it can be disassembled for a future move to the family’s next home.

Tree House for an 18 Month Old

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This is a tree house I built for an energetic newly walking girl.  It has 3 levels that each rises only 18 inches to prevent big falls.  It has provided hours of fun for her and relaxation for her parents knowing there daughter was safe!

Thunder Bear – Tree House for Adults and a Dog


This Tree House sits on a steep rocky hill above a home in Coal Creek Canyon. We named it Thunder Bear because we had a bear visit during lunch while we were building it along with lots of thunder and lightening. The owners use it to entertain and just get away. Their dog figured out how to climb the ladder and share in the fun. The parents have accommodated  their new child with his own special swing underneath the Tree House.

A Hideaway in the City


This Stucco Tree House is hidden in the backyard under three trees and provides all sorts of play options for three active kids and their friends: slide, tire swing, climbing wall, fireman’s pole, net ladder, zip line, rooftop access and more. The stucco house on top provides shelter from all the elements.

A Clubhouse for Girls


This Tree House for a little girl in Louisville
has become a place for her to hang out with her two best friends. This little house has a cedar deck and a rope ladder all tucked under a huge tree.  I wasn’t so sure about how the 2 foot wide deck would be used.  When I came back a day after it was built, there were 3 little girls sitting comfortably on the deck with there feet dangling over the side.

Cedar Tree House Under a Cedar Tree for 3 Kids


Near Wash Park in Denver is this  Cedar Tree with a wraparound Cedar Tree House for 3 siblings with many options for fun. There’s a zipline, a slide and a commando ladder with plenty of room for afternoon tea!

A Tree House With a Deck and Another Below

This Louisville Tree House is for a brother and sister.  It comes with a deck on the South side, rope railings, a zip line that follows the natural slope of the yard, a rope ladder with wooden rungs and a cool deck under the cover of the Tree House. This one will be painted by Mom.

Materials Recycled Into a Clubhouse

This two-story clubhouse for 2 Louisville boys is built with mostly recycled materials gathered by a diligent Mom.  It has a slide and a swing and a ladder to an observation deck with a view to the Flatirons of Boulder.

10 Responses to Treehouse Pictures

  1. Hi,
    I am interested in meeting with you to discuss building new playground structures.
    Thanks
    Michael Knuckey
    (303) 444 6432

  2. trish says:

    Just looking to see how much one of your houses would cost.

    720-308-3166 Trish

  3. Anne Eckstein says:

    Hi,

    I am interested in having you build a tree house/play house in my backyard for a 7 year old girl. What is the best way to start this process? We have trees in the yard but most likely this would be one built from the ground. Can I also get a rough estimate on cost?
    Thank you and your photos are wonderful.

    Anne

  4. Melissa Scofield says:

    We LOVE your work, we have 5 girls ages 4-10 and they would just LOVE this.
    Can you come to our house and talk with us about this?
    We want something fairly large and just fun.
    We like the modern look.
    We live in Central Denver.. do you make house calls?
    Best, Melissa
    cell 720.838.5333

  5. Steve says:

    I have cottonwood 65 foot tree that need to cut down this fall. I would like to leave a 5 or 6 ft high stump and build on top. Should I leave it higher and build around it? Should I even build on a dead stump?

  6. Administrator says:

    Thanks, Yes, I make house calls and happy to discuss building a treehouse for your 5 (wow) girls!

    I’ll give you a call ~ John

  7. Emily McCawley says:

    I would love to have you build a play house for my kids and neighbor kids! We are in Louisville

  8. Administrator says:

    Hello Emily,
    Sorry for the delay in my responding to you. Here is my number 303-408-7510. If you give me a call we can arrange a time to discuss your project in your backyard.
    John

  9. Administrator says:

    I have built 3 tree houses on tree stumps and they came out great. It is a great option.

  10. Dan says:

    John built our “playhouse on wheels” pictured above. The whole process went great from planning through construction. Kids love it, looking forward to summer for backyard camp-outs. The wagon is very sturdy, safe and well worth the price.

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