Why They Decided to Build a Treehouse From Scratch

by Simplify

Max and Tatiana decided to build a treehouse on their property on Whidbey Island, Washington. The idea came to them while searching for a treehouse to rent for a vacation. Everything they could find was booked.

Since they live in a wooded area, they figured they should build their own. They rent out their DIY treehouse to vacationers who want the experience of sleeping in the trees.

Steps up to a treehouse

Building a legal treehouse was no easy task. It took two years to get all the proper permits and build. With the help of architects and engineers, they managed to build the house with the highest standards of safety.

The treehouse stands on four trees and was engineered to move with them in the breeze. It can withstand winds up to 110 miles an hour and up to a 9.1 earthquake. The base of the treehouse is 14 feet up.

They designed the treehouse with wood finishes and black fixtures. A wooden staircase leads to the entrance of the 320-square-foot space. There’s a queen size bed in the bedroom and a pullout sofa in the living room. The house is stocked with games, books, and anything else guests might need to enjoy their stay.

The lofted bedroom has 360-degree views. There is a kitchen with everything guests would need to make meals. The DIY treehouse has a small bathroom with a toilet and a sink. Guests are invited to use a large luxurious bathroom with showers that Max and Tatiana built down the hill, connected to their home.

How to build a treehouse

Staying in the magical treehouse is a uniquely peaceful experience. High in the air overlooking the Island, it feels like being on top of the world. Relaxing in a house that moves with the trees, guests feel completely at one with nature.

For more treehouse tours, discover this tiny A-frame cabin perched among the treetops or this sustainable eco-treehouse home.

To see more videos, check out the Tiny House Giant Journey YouTube channel.

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