Building Treehouses

Why A Treehouse?

Rock Climbing is among the useful and most functional moves we can do, but statistically, most adults ca’t do these moves anymore. Could you scale a 20 foot rope at the moment? What about a 15 foot climbing a fire pole or wall?

My children are capable to climb, and helping them improve and keep this ability was a priority for my husband and I. We saved up and build a treehouse that would provide a place for exercise, scaling, and creative play (the children understand all these tasks as “play” or “fun”).

The result was a month long project that involved the help of grandparents (and the children), lots of wood and natural wood stain, and the development of a treehouse that the kids (and grownups!) love. All facets of the treehouses, in the zip line to the slide to the monkey bars is not weak enough for an adult to use.
Risky?

Barriers dont need to discontinue youSome facets of our treehouse would be considered dangerous. The zipline begins at a height of 12 feet. The climbing wall is at least that high and they could potentially fall in numerous positions from 8 feet or higher. We’ve minimized the possibility for them to get critically injured, but I do’t mind that there’s some risk involved.

There is evidence that the over-safe playgrounds we’ve created have an adverse effect on our kids and that their psychological development is being stunted by not having this threat.

…the more dangers you permit kids to take, the better they learn to take care of themselves. If you never have them take any risks, then I consider they become quite prone to injury. Lads should be enabled to climb tall trees and walk along the tops of dive and high walls into the sea from high stone… I enjoy the sort of child who takes risks. Better by far than the person who never does – Roald Dahl

High-Priced?

This treehouses is considered an investment in our children’s wellbeing by us and I love that it is a location where they make memories and can spend hours of quality time.

It was’t affordable to build but it was definitely in exactly the same price range as buying a pre-made “safe” play structure that many families have in their own backyards (but with a lot more attributes). We built it powerful enough to hold our children even when they are adolescents (in fact, we’ve had 8 adults up there at once).

The treehouses additionally supports my kids to play with each other, and seeing them bond is priceless if you ask me.

We saved and budgeted and made this a priority in their opinion.
The Specifics

The goal of early childhood educationThe deck of the treehouse supported by an enormous pine tree and six 6×6 boards and is 9×16. One side is a climbing wall and climbing rope that goes to the top of the enclosed clubhouse inside. The deck of the treehouse is 7 feet tall.

On the deck, there exists an open space with a 7×8 enclosed clubhouse area where they play outside even if it’s raining, have camp outs, and can build forts, and a railing where the kids can play. There is certainly a 9 foot rate slide that comes out of the enclosed building.

The zip line goes to another tree that’s over 150 feet away and attaches to the pine tree. The kids must climb up, hold to the zip line, ride it to the other tree, then run the 150 feet back to the treehouse for the following man go, to use the zip line. They usually do this for an hour or so or more a day (great exercise).

Under the deck of the treehouses are metal monkey bars, a set of rings/trapeze bar, a cargo net for scaling, two hanging a hammock and chairs. The kids spend time here relaxing and reading.
Heaps of decking planks for the climbing wall and the deck
A long 2-inch metal tube for fire post
A turbo slide
50 natural rock climbing holds
A climbing rope
two harnesses for the small children to use the zipline
A cargo net
A simple hammock
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