Yep, you heard us, a you can build a treehouse for kids! Pure fun for the backyard, for kids and their grown up counterparts. And a great way for us to spend time teaching our kids some basic skills, and bonding over the iconic and cherished childhood treehouse! And thats always a good thing… So whether you want to inspire some childhood daydreams, or want to spend some time doing some daydreaming yourself, we have the best DIY treehouse plans here. So DIY treehouses ahoy! (Oh, that’s ships, right? Got my childhood daydreams mixed up.)


How to Build a Treehouse for Kids!


How to Build a Treehouse for Kids

Simple Treehouses for Kids

Learn how to build a treehouse for kids that won’t require a degree in engineering for Mom and Dad. ;) Check out these easy plans for a kids treehouse that they will love every bit as much as a fancier version, from ‘Apartment Therapy’.


From ‘Popular Mechanics‘, this step by step tutorial has a lot of good real life tips on how to build a treehouse.


DIY Treehouse Plans with Slide

Check out this treehouse for kids this proud Dad made over at ‘I Like to Make Stuff’. It’s sturdy and attractive, and his kids are gonna love him, and so are his grandkids! (Eventually, lol…) Jump on over to Part One and then Part Two of his tutorial. Video also!


DIY Tree House or Fort

Home Depot’ shows you how to build a treehouse for kids, using basic materials and power tools. Notice the treehouse has it’s own supports, so your tree limbs aren’t actually holding up the structure.


How to Build a Treehouse Kids Will Love

‘Blog Cabin’ at ‘DIY Network” has a complete video tutorial on how to build this awesome DIY Treehouse!


Kids Building Treehouse

Don’t think you can pull this type of project off? Go see how ‘Kristen Duke‘ and her family build a treehouse for kids… and the kids helped!


Kids Treehouse for Beginners

From ‘Make N Do‘ on Instructables, this how to build a treehouse tutorial has plenty of step by step photos that make it perfect for the treehouse building novice.



Awesome Treehouse Plans

Want to get serious? This DIY treehouse by ‘DIY Network‘ could be my new office! Step by step instructions and cost estimate.



This project  is a doozy… a full blown deluxe DIY treehouse with free plans from ‘The Wood Plans Shop‘. Got kids or grandkids? Want them to love you forever? Make This!

Want to Make a Treehouse?


If that wasn’t enough, we LOVE this inspirational treehouse idea that just about says it all by the looks on the kids’ faces. Pure wonder. Photo by ‘Rural Girl‘.



DIY Treehouse With No Tree

We really like this fun kids treehouse and their creative use of materials. Nice design and just very cool! From ‘Kid Baltimore’, you can see how they did it in these three parts – one, two & three.


So are you headed out to pick out the spot for your DIY treehouse for kids? We think you would also love our post on Outdoor Playsets for Kids and How to Build a Backyard Playhouse. Also check out our post on DIY Kids Furniture Projects at our sister site, OhMeOhMy!


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  1. James September 13, 2018 at 5:34 am

    I always dreamed about having my own tree house as a kid and now n I’ve put it on my list of diy
    to-do list for my own kids to enjoy.b I even heard a well built treehouse can add value to a property for families looking to by with kids and grandkids. I would recommend properly insulating and ventilating your treehouse so it can last a really long time, and be enjoyed year round.

  2. Lauren July 13, 2015 at 10:11 am

    I really love these treehouses.Wish we had the space for one


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