This treehouse was inspired by every child (both young and old) who had a treehouse or dreamed of having one. Its design was based on the premise that adults need a place to have fun with their children so we made every aspect of it large enough for the big kids too. Every kid dreams of having their very own fort or treehouse so we didn't hold anything back.
The exterior of this structure is full of goodies. First, it has two slides that were bought, used, and repurposed specifically for this project. There is a real boat that was painted, buried, and filled with sand and is now being used as a sandbox. You can see several decks at different levels that vary in size. The decking material is repurposed cypress we bought at a mill from the "dollar pile". We planed each piece and ripped them down into various widths. The largest deck doubles as the roof of the lower structure.
At floor level, a mulched play area with a hidden safety feature. Kids fall....a lot! So underneath the mulch are 2" thick exterior grade foam mats to soften their landings!! The interior of the lower structure is used for dad's toys (tools). The framing of both structures is lumber we bought from various individuals on craigslist that were left-overs from their projects. The interior of the actual treehouse has been finished using reclaimed wood from pallets, windows from a thrift store, and railing that had been used in a church and was taken down. We wanted the treehouse to last so the exterior is comprised of HardieBoard and pressure treated lumber. An asphalt shingle roof keeps the rain out.