Decor, Kids

Rustic kids tree house inspiration

I had a playhouse as a kid and I loved it. There’s something special about having your own space outside to be a pirate or princess. We’re moving soon and I would love to be able to find a house that has space for one for my boys in the future.

I think I like the less-perfect tree houses that look like they’ve been assembled with leftover parts and from nature’s surroundings. They feel a little more authentic and kid-like to me. Here are the tree house pictures that have me inspired:

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Jane and Michael Frosh’s home in the New South Whales Blue Mountains, Australia, has the perfect clubhouse. Photos by Sharyn Cairns via Home Life
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The colors and shape of this tree house are great. I also like the rope railing and chicken ladders.
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This tree house with a bridge would be great for anyone. If we had this, I would probably kick out all the kids so I could read a book in it.
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This sweet nest tree house was made by Mark Rogers. Via Traditional Home.
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How awesome is the shape of this A-frame tree house?
Designer: JJ De Sousa, Photo: Joshua McCullough via Oregon Home
This is actually a garden shed, not a tree house, but the colors and tin paneling strike a chord with me. Designer: JJ De Sousa, Photo: Joshua McCullough via Oregon Home
Gardens of Marqueyssac treehouse inVezac, France
I like the classic look of this Gardens of Marqueyssac treehouse in Vezac, France.

Fun clubhouse accessories

  • Bucket on a rope to pull things up
  • Tin can telephone
  • Mailbox
  • Flag
  • Ladder
  • Slide
  • Zipline
  • Rope bridge or rope ladder
  • “Keep Out!” sign
  • Tire swing

I’m not sure how I would manufacture one of these creative structures — I’m not handy in the least — but that’s a problem for another day. Today is about the inspiration.

Everyone deserves credit for their work. I don’t have information for some of these photos. If you know anything about them, I will happily credit.

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