The Story of a Treehouse…

I wanted to write a post about the treehouse that our children built in the front garden…

We have this beautiful tall White Stinkwood Tree in the front garden, perfect for a treehouse, we have tried to build one before but it was rather tiny. Last week our three older children decided it was time… They sat down and designed how it would look, gave Richard and I a shopping list for nails and a couple of recycled pallets and off we went to source the required items during our Saturday morning grocery shopping. They reused planks that we already had and besides the nails, all other materials were recycled.
They built the treehouse on two separate levels, with a rope pulley system to collect goods from the ground and bring them up to the top of the structure. My, they have grown up so fast… they have built something that is strong and sturdy, using their determination and imagination, they are extremely proud of their wonderful treehouse as are Richard and myself. How lovely that they worked together on something from beginning to end as a team, makes me happy…
And that is the story of our treehouse…

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15 Responses to The Story of a Treehouse…

  1. Sarah May 2, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    Wow–that’s amazing. I bet they will actually use it since they designed and built it themselves.

  2. W-S Wanderings May 2, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    Oh my goodness. FABULOUS! It is perfect. It is exactly how a tree fort is meant to look. Layered, rustic, and covered with children.

  3. Rachel~ At the Butterfly Ball May 2, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    Wow! That is a fabulous tree house! My boys will be inspired!!

  4. Valarie May 2, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    Treehouse planning and building has to be one of the most magical things ever. Our boy built one two summers ago and it consumed the whole summer. Now he spends many happy hours up there with his sisters and friends. A real bungalow. I hope your children many happy moments.

  5. Donna May 2, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    It was one of those moments wasn’t it? I have them every once in awhile as a teacher, too, when they all pitch in and work toward a goal. You can see a few of the team work projects if you look through my blog…
    Happy memories!

  6. Plain and Joyful Living May 3, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    That tree is just perfect!
    It is so much fun to watch children being creative.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  7. Julze May 3, 2011 at 12:22 am #

    Fabulous job guys! My son loves constructing “houses” too…and has used recycled pallets to do it. Enjoy the efforts of your labour!

  8. Kelly May 3, 2011 at 2:46 am #

    Hi dear Linda,
    Now that is one impressive treehouse! I will show my boys tomorrow. They love their little treehouse and will be impressed by your childrens’treehouse – a palace! I wanted to also say that I knitted Leo a lion using your pattern. I absolutely loved using your pattern. Your have written it so clearly. It is so easy to follow. Thank you Linda! I add a picture of Leo’s lion on my blog under the post Leo’s sixth birthday.
    Have a happy week ahead.

  9. Shannon May 3, 2011 at 3:12 am #

    I am so glad you did blog about it Linda, they are so is a very funky house, perfect for whistling away the hours as the sun moves across the sky and the shadows from the leaves dapple beautiful shapes across their faces.

  10. sarah in the woods May 3, 2011 at 4:16 am #

    Amazing! Looks like tons of fun.

  11. karen May 3, 2011 at 5:08 am #

    wow, that is an awesome tree house! This morning on my walk I saw a tree house in a big old tree that made me smile, but it wasnt as fabulous as your childrens. Wishing them many happy hours playing together in it

  12. Victoria May 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    Fantastic tree house. I always wanted one for the girls as they were growing up but we didn’t have the right tree in the right place. x

  13. Forest-Dweller May 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    What a great job and what great fun

  14. woolies May 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    Phenomenal! Please tell them congrats from me! LOVE their treehouse – I would spend all my time there. 🙂

  15. Rachel May 10, 2011 at 12:51 am #

    That. Is a very cool story. My youngest told me for his birthday (next week) he wants to have his birthday party up in the cherry tree where they pretend they are monkies and eat bananas. 😀

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