20 Cool Tree House Designs and Can be Tried at Home

Tree Home Design – I’m sure when you were a child you’ve ever dreamed of living in a beautiful tree house at least once. A secret place above the tree with all the toys and games that you could play all day.

Even as an adult, I still imagine that sometimes.

But now, you can realize your dream. Whether you have small children or still want to live among the trees, then you come to the right place because today I have 20 free DIY tree house plans to share with you.

Some of them are literally house you can spend the night in, and the others are just decks that you can be built in one weekend. Some of them are for children, and the others are perfect for adults.

It’s up to your preference which one you want to build. Here you go..

1. The Pirate Tree House


Do you have a pirate fan in your house? I did for a while when my youngest was smaller.

And if you do, then this tree house is perfect for you. There is lots of room to move around inside. Yet the outside is decorated to replicate a pirate ship.

2. Tree House Featuring a Frightening Swing Over the Abyss


For those of you who live near the mountain or in the highlands, you can try this one tree house. With a high place, then the scenery will also look more beautiful.

Pretty impressive, wouldn’t you agree? Although these tree house ideas are stunning, the views and interiors are even better. Here are some more tree house plans featuring a look at the interior.

3. The Simple Tree House


This tree house is a basic one. It would perfect for children to play in. It is more open so wouldn’t be something that could be used for adult social gatherings.

However, your kids would think that you were the greatest thing since sliced bread. Just tell them to be careful when climbing the ladder.

4. Orcas Island Tree House Getaway


This one tree house is like a house where we live. That way we can spend the night there without fear of rain and heat. But in terms of making it will spend a lot of money. So are you guys interested to make it?

5. The Tree House With A Deck


This tree house would be a great place to have social gatherings for people of all ages. The inside isn’t that big.

But there is a large deck that fully surrounds it. I can already see unique summer gatherings taking place high above the ground.

6. Tree House Shaped Like a Wave


Maybe this one tree house can not live or stay in it. But also to make it will not cost as much as a tree house that can be occupied at night.
The advantages of this one tree house is able to be used to relax during day and night. Plus the shape that like the waves make us more comfortable there.

7. The Matching Tree House


This tree house is absolutely adorable. If you want something that will add charm to your home then this tree house will certainly do that.

And it also has a slide attached to it as well. Again, this tree house could possibly put you in the running for the ‘Most Awesome Parent’ award.

8. The Child Oasis


This little tree house looks like it could come right out of a magazine. It is absolutely stunning to look at.

But it also is still meant for a child. There is a slide coming out of the side. So if you have a little one consider building them their personal oasis.

9. The Tree Fort


This is a great little tree fort. Children of all ages could enjoy playing in it. Which would be a wonderful way of encouraging outside play.

And they even show how you can add a little pulley system to it which makes getting toys and other items up the tree much easier.

10. The Modern Tree House


This tree house is not your average rustic tree house. It is built at a different angle. And simply feels very modern.

So if you are looking to invest a healthy dose of money into a modern tree house then this could be the plans for you.

11. The Wood Sided Tree House


This tree house is another traditional style. It is basically a little building in a tree that has four walls and some windows.

But it has a finished look because it has wood siding. And it also is covered so your child could leave certain toys inside it and not worry about them getting ruined.

12. TreePee


This one tree house comes from Dustin Feider, the 27-year-old founder of O2Treehouse, is trying to add sustainability and philanthropy to the treehouse-making ethic. He uses environmentally friendly stains and recycled or recyclable materials. All the elements of his treehouses can be unbolted and installed into a different tree, or can simply be recycled.

His latest project is a 15-foot diameter geodesic dome that encompasses a stout Canadian pine in Los Angeles. Its name, TreePee, comes from its conical “cathedral-like” canopy, made out of a used sailboat sail that extends to a height of 20 feet.

“It was quite an ordeal to build it,” Feider says. “We had these big welded pizza-shaped structural elements, and we had to actually take them over the roof into the backyard, through the pool-house gate, around the pool, through this arbor and up all these windy staircases to the top of the hill. And I happened to have a horribly sprained ankle at the time.”

Feider builds these structures as leisure spaces for kids and adults, but he has loftier ambitions to create a niche for treehouses in the eco-tourism and sustainable-living markets.

13. The Tree Deck


This tree deck has a cool rope that you can climb to get to it. And this is a literal deck. There is no top to it so you wouldn’t be able to leave toys or other items that weren’t meant for outdoor use on it.

But it would still be a great place to have fun, relax, or just gather with a few friends regardless of age.

14. Forest Den


This one tree house comes from Sarah and David Trotter of Squirrel Design Tree Houses, Ltd., they are trying to make build treehouses that span the generation gap. The adults, they say, enjoy the treehouses as much, if not more, than their kids do. The perilous chain V-bridge and zipline that sends you careening into the woods make this one a dandy. Should the kids get hungry or the wineglasses go dry, a basket can be drawn up by pulley to replenish stocks. Tarzan ropes can be reached by a checkered tree climb, small wood blocks randomly attached to the tree, or by what they call a wibbly ladder, which has basic struts bolted haphazardly to a simple pole.

The Trotters never use nails to bind any treehouse components because they believe them to be flimsy, too often bending and pulling out. If you really want your treehouse to maintain its structural integrity and outlive the wear-and-tear of both hostile weather and unchecked merrymaking, always use screws and bolts. David Trotter says coach and cup head bolts won’t lead the treehouse builder astray.

15. The Medium Size Tree House


This tree house isn’t big like some shown above. But it isn’t just a deck either. It is a good, medium sized tree house that would be great as an outdoor play area for children.

So if your kids have been begging you to build them a masterpiece made of wood then this tree house could very well be it.


If you wish to build a tree house for your kids similar to the one you had in your childhood, this is the pattern you’re looking for. Bring back the trend of traditional tree houses with the A-Frame Tree House, equipped with a deck on one side, pulleys and ladders. I personally love A-frame designs.

Be it in chairs, swings, houses, vaulted ceilings or in a tree house. It brings a more imposing appearance while also calling back to olden times. This compact design can fit well into your backyard too.


This idea is brilliant for a small or medium sized tree house serving as a hideaway for your kids. It follows the A-Frame construction technique with some open flaps from the side for sunlight and breeze. The rooftop is strong and sturdy, so the tree house is good for playing or napping. It’s not covered entirely, so using it in harsh rains or snow is not recommended.


You can build a tree house in the woods right next to your camping site and make your kids feels right at home. Give hiking and fishing a pass, and unwind in this very private woody tree house with your kids. You can cozy up with blankets and hot cocoa under starry skies and fresh air. Bring a stack of varied story books and novels for both kids and adults. A musical jukebox can add to the atmosphere. An adventure for sure!


Give your tree house a refreshing new look by building it like a mountain cabin. Everybody loves a cabin in the woods and this love usually starts pretty early. So, even if you didn’t have the opportunity to experience a cabin in the woods feeling, your kids definitely can and perhaps you can with them.

You may build it at higher elevation and with large windows for plenty of sunlight. You may add a skylight for natural illumination. Let your children’s playtime resemble the adventure of camping in a cabin in the woods.


If your kids prefer being away from the public when they play, you can build a tree house secluded from the public areas around your house. You can hide the tree house behind a lush branch of the tree to provide a natural cover. It’s a place where your children can play or study in peace, without being disturbed. Safety and supervision by parents is recommended.

That’s 20 tree house design that can be tried made at your house. If you have a lot of money then try to make that can be occupied at night. But if you just want to use to relax, then choose a tree house that does not spend much money.
Probably enough discussion for this time. Hope you guys are inspired. See you ..

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