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How to Build a Treehouse

David Sparshott (Illustrator), Christopher Richter


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Many of us dream of owning a treehouse, whether it's a tree fort or playhouse for the children, a secret retreat or just a unique space for relaxing and reconnecting with nature. This book is a comprehensive guide to designing and building your perfect treehouse – no previous building expertise required. Beautifully illustrated, and written by a professional treehouse builder, the book explains how you select the right tree, which materials and tools to use, and how to construct the platform, walls, floor and roof. For anyone wanting to be more ambitious, there are options for installing special features such as ladders, slides and climbing walls. A clear and comprehensive guide to building a treehouse from scratch

Includes tree-friendly advice on building a safe structure, from choosing the right materials and carpentry 101 through to walls, floor, roof, insulation and special features

Written by a professional treehouse builder who has designed and built over 160 treehouses

Laurence King Publishing, 9780857829054, 168pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2023

About the Author

Christopher Richter, founder of, is part of the German Baumbaron team, professional treehouse builders since 2009. After starting out as a protégé of Pete Nelson in 2003, he has now designed and built over 160 treehouses.