35 DIY Treehouses Ideas

If you’re looking to build a treehouse, consider using reclaimed materials to make it an eco-friendly project. Not only will it be a unique structure, but it will also reduce waste and lower your carbon footprint.

By using reclaimed wood, windows, and doors, you can create a rustic and charming treehouse that blends in with its natural surroundings. With some DIY skills and creativity, you can design and build a treehouse that is both functional and sustainable.

Luna Loft

Luna Loft

The Luna Loft in Georgia is a unique treehouse that features reclaimed materials such as 1860s barnwood and 16-foot windows from an old warehouse. The bathroom includes a copper-lined whiskey barrel shower and a penny floor. One of the best features of the Luna Loft is the complimentary s’more kit, perfect for enjoying around the fire pit. Don’t miss out on the chance to explore this one-of-a-kind accommodation.

(Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb)

Hashtag Treehouse

Hashtag Treehouse

If you are looking for a unique experience in Washington, you should definitely visit the Hashtag Treehouse. This rustic accommodation stands 22 feet off the ground, giving you a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside. With easy access to hiking trails, you can enjoy the great outdoors during your stay.

The Hermit Thrush Treehouse

The Hermit Thrush Treehouse

If you’re looking for a unique and eco-friendly accommodation, the Hermit Thrush Treehouse in Vermont is the perfect choice. This treehouse was built using locally sourced materials and reclaimed items, giving it a rustic feel. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy an outdoor shower for a true nature experience.

(Tree)House of Hyères

(Tree)House of Hyères

You can find a unique treehouse in Hyères, France, created by Ethan Hayes-Chute and Jean-Paul Lespagnard. The treehouse is made entirely from found, reclaimed, and recycled items. The treehouse was constructed in a way that allowed the tree to continue to grow as it was before the construction. The design was tailored to the reclaimed items the pair used, and it was created back in 2010. This treehouse is one of several cabins constructed by Hayes-Chute under the term “Potential Living Situations.” Hayes-Chute’s latest project is called The New Domestic Woodshop, which is his take on DIY programs.

Photo: Courtesy of Ethan Hayes-Chute

Rainforest Treehouse

Rainforest Treehouse

Experience the ultimate jungle adventure by staying in this unique treehouse located in the heart of Costa Rica’s rainforest. The Airbnb offers breathtaking views of the surrounding wildlife and an opportunity to explore 12 natural hot and cool springs and rainforest trails. The treehouse is designed to provide a comfortable and relaxing stay while still immersing you in nature. Enjoy the tranquil sounds of the forest as you relax in your private oasis. Book your stay now and reconnect with nature like never before.

Broken Head Bodhi Treehouse

Broken Head Bodhi Treehouse

 

You can find the Broken Head Bodhi Treehouse in the lush rainforest of Australia. This unique treehouse is a three-story cabin that offers a stunning ocean view. It features 1 ½ baths and is as spacious as a cabin itself. The treehouse provides a serene and peaceful environment for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Blue Mountains Treehouse

Blue Mountains Treehouse

If you’re looking for a unique rainforest experience, the Blue Mountains Treehouse in Australia might be just what you need. Nestled in 600 acres of private wilderness, this treehouse is close to the Glow Worm Tunnel, where you can witness the incredible sight of glow-in-the-dark fungus gnat larvae, also known as glow worms. Whether you visit during the day or at night, this pitch-black tunnel is sure to leave you in awe. So why not escape to the Blue Mountains and experience nature like never before?

Villa AIX

Villa AIX

The Villa AIX treehouse by O2 Treehouse boasts amazing views with salvaged windows incorporated into its design. The interior features portions of the tree itself, while rebar provides support for the railing leading up to the treehouse. A rope swing adds to the fun and adventurous atmosphere. The treehouse is one of 12 with a rope swing, making it a unique and exciting experience for guests.

Villa AIX Treehouse

San Jose

San Jose

If you’re looking for a unique treehouse experience in San Jose, consider checking out O2 Treehouse’s fairy book style home. Made with reclaimed timber and salvaged windows, this treehouse features four rooms, a deck, and a skylight roof. Inside, there’s even an interior catwalk for kids to explore. Skylights not only add a touch of magic to treehouses but are also great for tiny homes.

Trillium Treehouse

Trillium Treehouse

The Trillium Treehouse is a remarkable structure built by Barefoot Treehouses using mostly foraged or reused materials. The deck is constructed from recycled materials, the door is salvaged, and the metal roof is made from 10-year-old siding that was reclaimed. The siding on the treehouse came from a 150-year-old cabin built by slaves who were granted land with emancipation. The treehouse has a rustic charm with a touch of history. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature while being surrounded by a unique and sustainable structure.

The Cinder Cone

The Cinder Cone

The Cinder Cone is a skater’s paradise located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Columbia River Gorge. The project was started by Foster Huntington and his friends in 2014, and it took them about a year to complete. The Cinder Cone features two treehouses, a skate bowl, and a wood-fired hot tub, making it the perfect place to unwind after a day of skating. Huntington sourced building materials from Craigslist, salvage yards, and friends. The Cinder Cone is a must-visit destination for skaters who enjoy the great outdoors.

The Cinder Cone

The Minister’s Treehouse

The Minister's Treehouse

You can visit the Minister’s Treehouse in Crossville, Tennessee, a 97-foot tall treehouse built by Horace Burgess using reclaimed wood. Burgess had a vision to build a treehouse after God told him he would never run out of material. Unfortunately, the treehouse has been closed since 2012 due to fire safety code violations. As you explore the area, consider reviewing common causes of home fires and how to prevent them.

Barefoot Treehouse

Barefoot Treehouse

The Barefoot Treehouse is an eco-friendly structure made entirely out of recycled wood. The railing is constructed using harvested branches, and the treehouse includes bundles of cedar that were rejected by the mill. This wood was supposed to be sold off as firewood but was repurposed instead. The Barefoot Treehouse is a unique and sustainable option for those looking for a one-of-a-kind getaway in nature.

The HemLoft

The HemLoft

The HemLoft, a treehouse project by Joel Allen, was constructed using reclaimed and recycled materials sourced from Craigslist. Located in Whistler, British Columbia, the HemLoft is now a part of the Medicine Trail and a popular stop during guided hiking and snowshoe trips. The project began as a personal endeavor but has since gained attention and recognition for its unique design and use of sustainable materials. With its stunning views and eco-friendly approach, the HemLoft is a must-see destination for nature enthusiasts and those interested in sustainable living.

Sensational Spaceship

Sensational Spaceship

If you’re looking for inspiration to repurpose old materials, look no further than Jonathan Juhasz’s impressive treehouse. Juhasz used an old grain silo as the foundation for his creation, and repurposed a galvanized steel water trough for the doorway. He even incorporated fiberglass bench seating from a bowling alley and added a slide for a quick escape. This spaceship-inspired treehouse is a testament to the creativity and resourcefulness of repurposing. If you’re interested in finding more ways to repurpose old items, check out these 13 creative solutions for additional storage.

Catskills Glasshouse Treehouse

Catskills Glasshouse Treehouse

You’ll be amazed by the Catskills Glasshouse Treehouse, designed by Nelson Treehouse. The treehouse is constructed entirely of salvaged windows, providing a unique and visually stunning experience. The windows were sourced from various locations, including street corners and even some with stained glass. Despite the seemingly daunting task of cleaning all those windows, there are tricks to make it easier. This masterpiece is a true testament to the beauty and creativity that can be achieved through sustainable design.

Catskills Glasshouse Treehouse

Source: Courtesy of Nelson Treehouse.

Nelson Family Treehouse

Nelson Family Treehouse

Pete Nelson transformed the Bird Blind into a treehouse for his daughter Emily and her spouse, Patrick. The treehouse features a unique design and is perfect for a cozy retreat.

Treehouse Canopy Room

Treehouse Canopy Room

Located in Little Haiti, Miami, this three-story treehouse offers a unique experience for visitors. The treehouse overlooks a sustainable farm, where guests can wake up to the sounds of goats and take in the beautiful scenery. The Treehouse Canopy Room is perfect for those who want to escape the city and immerse themselves in nature. Visitors can enjoy volleyball games on Sundays and potluck dinners on Thursdays. With its rustic charm and breathtaking views, the Treehouse Canopy Room is a must-visit for anyone looking for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Trillium

Trillium

Trillium is a treehouse that offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of the woods through its 80 windows. It is built by Nelson Treehouse and Supply using sustainable methods to reduce the impact on the Western Red Cedar tree.

Charlie’s Treehouse at Treehouse Resort and Spa

Charlie's Treehouse at Treehouse Resort and Spa

At the Treehouse Resort and Spa, Nelson Treehouse and Supply repurposed an existing platform to build Charlie’s Treehouse for Pete’s son. The stairway and railing are crafted from tree branches, while the inside is illuminated with charming rope lights. The treehouse is a unique and cozy addition to the resort’s accommodations.

Photo: Courtesy of Nelson Treehouse

Tennessee Riverbank Treehouse

Tennessee Riverbank Treehouse

You’ll love the rustic charm of the Tennessee Riverbank Treehouse. The corrugated metal roof adds character while the screened-in porch offers stunning river views. Photo courtesy of Nelson Treehouse.

Wishing Well

Wishing Well

If you’re looking for a unique and secluded getaway spot, you might want to consider a treehouse. In fact, the most-wished for Airbnb listing in the world is a treehouse in Atlanta, Georgia. This treehouse includes three rooms connected by rope bridges: Mind, Body, and Spirit. The Mind room features antique furnishings, fossils, and 80-year-old windows made of pressed butterfly wings.

If you’ve ever wanted to build your own treehouse but are hesitant to tackle the project alone, there are resources available to help. You can use a reliable guide to learn how to build a treehouse in your backyard, and treehouse kits are also available to make the process easier. With a little bit of planning and effort, you could have your own unique and peaceful retreat in the trees.

Bangkok Treehouse

Bangkok Treehouse

The Bangkok Treehouse offers several rooms with a stunning view of the Chao Phraya River. You can also enjoy an outdoor room and a lot of bamboo. Don’t forget to take a photo of the beautiful scenery.

Treepod

Treepod

If you’re looking for a unique and eco-friendly accommodation, the Lost Meadow Treepod in Cornwall, UK is worth checking out. Built with recycled materials and featuring cedar siding, the Treepod appears to be suspended in air, providing a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience. Set in 20 acres of ancient oaks and meadow, the Treepod is located near a babbling river, allowing you to immerse yourself in nature. Additionally, you can admire a beautiful Victorian screen house that uses cedar shingles.

Far Out Hideout

Far Out Hideout

This treehouse is a unique delight, featuring reclaimed wood siding and a reused, rusted steel roof. Dream nets are cast along the treehouse, providing a relaxing spot to lounge on lazy days. The overall design is a perfect blend of rustic and modern styles.

Kingston Treehouse

Kingston Treehouse

If you are looking for a unique and adventurous experience, consider staying at the Kingston Treehouse in the Sabi Sand game reserve in South Africa. This treehouse is situated in the heart of the African bush, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the wildlife while still enjoying modern comforts. The treehouse features a full bathroom and shower, and guests can even sleep under the stars outside. Don’t forget to check out these 16 camping hacks to make the most of your outdoor adventure.

Sky Pirate Hangout

Sky Pirate Hangout

Step aboard the sky pirate hangout, created by Nelson Treehouse and Supply last summer. The nautical theme is complete with an old ship wheel and lifesaver hanging from the tree. The deck railing is supported by natural branches, giving the appearance of a ship’s deck. This unique deck design is perfect for those looking to add a touch of adventure to their outdoor space. Check out the photo courtesy of Nelson Treehouse for inspiration. If you’re planning a deck project, keep these tips in mind to ensure a successful outcome.

Sky Pirate Hangout

Silver Maple Treehouse

Silver Maple Treehouse

The base of the Silver Maple Treehouse in Washington is made of local mountain rocks, while the sink basin is crafted from petrified wood. Children can play on nets just below the treehouse, while adults can watch through a floor window. A photo of the treehouse is courtesy of Nelson Treehouse.

Grace Vanderwaal Treehouse

Grace Vanderwaal Treehouse

You may remember Grace Vanderwaal from her win on America’s Got Talent in 2016. Her dream of appearing on the Nelson’s Treehouse Masters show also came to fruition. The Nelsons designed a two-pod treehouse connected by a bouncy cable bridge for Grace and her sister. The sister’s pod features salvaged windows in its design. The photo of the treehouse, courtesy of Nelson Treehouse, shows the impressive structure in all its glory.

Bonbibi Treehouse

Bonbibi Treehouse

One of the six treehouses at Treehouse Point is the Bonbibi Treehouse. Constructed by Nelson Treehouse and Supply, this private event center and overnight retreat center offers a unique experience for guests. The Bonbibi Treehouse, along with the other treehouses, provides a cozy and intimate setting for guests to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. With its rustic charm and modern amenities, the Bonbibi Treehouse is a perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Bass Pro Shop Treehouse

Bass Pro Shop Treehouse

The treehouse designed by Nelson Treehouse for Bass Pro Shops and the Dogwood Canyon Nature Park features reclaimed barn wood siding and dozens of birdhouses. The birdhouses are not your average ones, as they come in 16 unique designs that are seriously cool. The use of reclaimed materials adds a touch of eco-friendliness to this impressive structure.

Photo: Courtesy of Nelson Treehouse

Ski Lodge Treehouse

Ski Lodge Treehouse

Experience the ultimate combination of skiing and treehouse living with the Nelson Treehouse and Supply’s creation. The highlight of this space is the dual-sided fireplace that can be enjoyed both inside and outside. The lounge chairs made of old skis are a perfect fit for the theme. To top it off, a chair lift swinging from the bottom of the treehouse adds to the overall experience.

Photo: Courtesy of Nelson Treehouse.

Magical Maine Treehouse

Magical Maine Treehouse

The exterior paneling of this treehouse is made of reclaimed wood, while the interior features a cedar trunk used as a dining table support. The bedroom walls are also made of reclaimed wood, giving the space a rustic feel. The turret design adds an elegant touch to the treehouse, making it feel like a regal retreat.

Glamping Out

Glamping Out

You’ve heard of camping, but have you heard of glamping? Glamping, or glamorous camping, takes camping to a whole new level of luxury. Imagine staying in a treehouse with not one, but two decks, and a suspension bridge. That’s exactly what Nelson Treehouse has created with their latest creation. The treehouse is also adorned with repurposed items, such as a rhododendron branch used as a door handle. This glamping experience is sure to provide a unique and unforgettable stay in nature.

Upper Pond

Upper Pond

Upper Pond is a charming treehouse built on two trees, overlooking a serene pond at Treehouse Point. The treehouse features a small, curved deck that allows you to enjoy the sweet melodies of birds during the day. Inside, you’ll find a cozy lofted bed and a bed on the floor, both with skylights above. A rope swing secured by an old pulley near the ladder leading to the front door adds to the playful charm of the treehouse.

Summary

You can build your own treehouse using reclaimed materials. This is a sustainable and cost-effective option that also adds character to your backyard. Use salvaged wood, old windows, and repurposed furniture to create a unique and eco-friendly treehouse. Make sure to follow safety guidelines and get proper permits before starting your project. With some creativity and effort, you can have a beautiful and functional treehouse that you can enjoy for years to come.

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