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
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
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
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
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
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.