Zelkova treehouse guide
A treehouse built across two trees, with a total floor area of 64sqft, and an internal floor area of around 39sqft. There are four windows and the entrance is via one of the supporting trees, a rope ladder, or a normal ladder. This treehouse would be suited for children as a special hideaway, or as a fully functioning office set in a secluded and inspiring location. The deck is covered to keep it dry in rainy weather. Over 36 pages you are taken through every step to create this structure, all written with a beginner in mind. There are no complicated techniques to learn, no tricky joints to master and all the materials are readily available.
- For two trees 1'+ in diameter and separated by between 10' 2" and 14'
- 64sqft floor space, of which 39sqft is enclosed
- Tree-friendly design
- Four windows allow plenty of light inside
- Covered deck surrounded by railings
- Large door to suit adults and children (6' high)
- Sleeps two adults or three children
- 36 pages with 36 colour diagrams
- 28 day satisfaction guarantee
- Help is available by e-mail
This guide requires two healthy trees which are at least 1' in diameter and separated by between 10' 2" and 14'. If you wish to use a greater span, please contact us with details of your situation. Both trunks must be within 5° of vertical. The supports will need an area of cleared space 6' below floor level and branches above floor level may need to be trimmed to make space for the treehouse. It is also possible to build this treehouse using one tree and partial post support, or to support it entirely on posts - please contact us for guidance.
The tree is treated with respect throughout the building process. Only the supports are fixed to the tree so the house itself rests entirely on the platform without touching the tree. Bolts are precisely placed for strength, safety and to reduce any restriction to the growth of the tree. A unique and simple sliding joint is used to allow the trees to move in the wind without restriction and without causing damage to the treehouse. This ensures that the tree will remain healthy.
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