Tree House Videos
Tree House Videos:
What it Takes to Build a Tree House
Watching tree house videos will inspire you to get started on your tree house project. Below are a few great videos to show you how it’s done.
Most people don’t get how you get the whole thing up the tree so these will show you how that process works for several different builders. Pay attention to the safety measures each builder uses to make sure they don’t break their neck while trying to attach a tree house to the tree.
As you will see, there are millions of ways to build a treehouse. Your only limitation is your imagination and the amount of weight your tree can handle (even then, you can use ground supports).
Connecting Two Tree Houses Together
This design uses the existing tree fort and connects them with a rope bridge. It’s a great use of all the trees in the back yard creating that “tree village” feel.
Getting in to Your Tree House
This tree house plan offers several different way to get in and out of the tree house. This is great because the older kids can choose a more daring (and exercise-friendly) access and the little kids can get up safely.
Four Trees Tree House
Each corner of this tree house is supported by a tree. This creates a very solid foundation. The only concern here is that by bolting the frame around the trees, you risk having the house torn apart if there are ever any really bad wind storms. Also, it doesn’t look like there is enough of a gap around the tree coming out of the ceiling. If that tree moves around enough, it will damage your tree house and eventually choke the tree as it grows.
A Good Building Video
This tree house video has a great explanation on cementing posts into the ground. Very informative!
The Importance of a Good Tree House Design
This time lapse video shows how important it is to sketch out your plans before you start any construction. They also have an interesting way of connecting it to the tree using brackets that will allow the tree to move without damaging the tree house.
Supporting the Weight of the Tree House
For this tree house, they solved the problem of weight distribution by using two heavy duty chains looped over large branches to add stability and elegantly make the tree house safer. You never want to place a bare chain around the tree, though. Eventually this will cut into the branch and could kill the branch. This will leave your tree house supported by a dead branch!
If you like the chain method, a safer way to do it would be to put something between the chain and the tree like this Rubber Anti-Vibration Mat. For even more protection, you can feed the chain through a bent metal pipe that rests on the rubber mat.