18 Must See Treehouses for Kids

No matter how big or small, a treehouse is hands down one of the most exciting, fun, and rewarding gifts you can give or build for your child.

Having a treehouse makes a kid popular, and provides a great activity for him or her to interact with friends and neighbors.

Kids often play inside of little cardboard boxes and like to build their own ‘fort’ if and when they can get the supplies, so, you know that a treehouse just maximizes their desire to explore, and play in their own personal fantasy land.

We’ve created this Must See Treehouses post so that you and your children can have the most fun, sophisticated treehouse adventure possible!

Treehouse with Slide

This treehouse is the perfect combination of a playground and super-slide that’s sure to win hearts, and keep your kids happy. It also includes a fancy, curved stairwell and a sliding pole for quick exists.

It also one of the most popular treehouse choices among families, kids, and friends. (Link)

Modern and Elegant Treehouse

For any parent looking to give their kids a spacious treehouse that utilizes both tree-height and play-space underneath, this is a must-see! Kids love it because it gives them extra space to play, and, parents love it because it’s a unique design – by Frank Lloyd Wright – that’s guaranteed to be a conversation piece.

Active All Day Treehouse

This elegant, colorful treehouse is made by Barbara Butler, who has been building various custom treehouses since 1987. It also doubles as a playground, including an exciting, large slide, climb-down net, escape-pole, and other cool features that will keep your kids busy all day.

Definitely worth checking out! (See Link)

Monstro Tree House

This large, beautiful treehouse called the “Monstro Tree House” by Daniels Woodland includes an 8′-10′ diameter log, which has a 4’x4′ hollowed out area where kids can play.

With a ‘cabin’ feel to it, kids absolutely love this treehouse, and with various ways to enter or exit, such as the staircase or rear-balcony, your kids will be playing for hours with their friends and never want to leave! (Link)

Hobbit Treehouse

If your kids enjoy swings, are physically active, and have a big imagination then this tree is perfect for them.

While relatively small, it has two entrances plus a staircase, and, with two outdoor classic (log) “tree swings” this is essential for anyone with a larger yard or property looking for the best treehouse design.

Barn Inspired Treehouse

Classy gray treehouse

This treehouse is the perfect treat for kids that want to “playhouse”, and, includes a lot of similar features that a normal home would – including a very stylish archway.

It also has a patio for relaxing, telling stories, and it’s windows allow your kids to have fun while they dream, look out the windows, and, also as a way for you to keep an eye on them. (Link)

Birds Nest Treehouse

If you’re looking for the most intricately designed, colossal treehouse then this is one for the books. It has multiple stories, decks to look out of, and, even watch the stars at night. It’s evident that this treehouse is also very tall, and, is perfect for those that have a large family, or, children with lots of friends and neighbors!

Tree Fort with Climbing Wall & Slide

With two large, fun, and colorful climbing-walls kids will have a blast with this treehouse! Designed by Barbara Butler, this is an Eco-friendly solution to every kid’s treehouse dreams, with a slide, ladder to climb up and down, and multiple look-out points!

Twin Towers With a Bridge

Complete with a unique, sturdy bridge design, this treehouse is an awesome “mini house” for any kids wishing to adventure, play games, or ‘lookout’ for one another. This is also perfect for people-watching or observing nature, as it includes a deck for relaxing.

Multi-Level Modern Treehouse

This treehouse is an awesome, two-story adventure playground that’s sure to keep any kids occupied and happy. It’s modern, tree-log design makes it the ultimate cabin adventure for kids! (Link)

Big Bridge Treehouse

With a beautiful, wooden interior, a bride, and slide this is sure to bring smiles to any kids that have the pleasure of playing and exploring this treehouse. It also includes a porch and side patio, making this the ultimate adventure! (Link)

Simple & Cheap Treehouse

With a meaningful bucket pulley-system, your kids can have tons of fun in this treehouse – and it can be built for just $300!

Kid Baltimore originally came up with this design, and, the ladder, various look-out points, and beautiful flowers are definitely a great look!

Celine Dion’s Elegant Treehouse

Truly a “kid mansion”, this treehouse designed for Celine Dion’s 10-year old son and his family and friends is the ultimate luxury. It includes multiple exit-ladders, an exciting slide, and multiple windows to take in the view and have a blast while doing it! (Link)

Back Country Cabin Treehouse

A very “Hansel & Gretal”, slightly spooky or ‘marshy’ look, this treehouse is a unique, cool addition and way to immerse your child into the natural environment – and have fun while doing it! It camouflages perfectly with other forest brush, and is sure to give them the upper-hand the next time they play hide-and-go-seek! (Link)

AT-ST Treehouse

Are you and your kids a big Star Wars fan? Then, this treehouse is a must-have! It’s made out of solid wood, fits perfectly around a tree, and is the ultimate AT-ST “All Terrain Scout Transport” for your kids next adventures!

Birdhouse Treehouse

Check-out this life-size birdhouse/treehouse! This is an awesome design, originally by John Rattenbury in the late 1960s, and is a one of a kind look-out for kids interesting in animal-watching – and of course bird-watching!

It has multiple portholes for discreetly viewing the surrounding environment, and has a one of a kind design unlikely to be matched.(Link)

Fantasy Inspired Tree Fort

Turn your kids loose in this treehouse and watch their imaginations run wild. I’m sure many epic battles have been fought in this wonderful structure.



Every little kid dreams of having a treehouse that they can play in and have a special place to call their own. I have compiled of list of the most beautiful and fascinating treehouse ideas available. You will get so much satisfaction once you complete the project and you see the huge smiles on your children’s faces. Take a look at all these wonderful ideas to get some inspiration for your treehouse project, and check out our Best Tree Swing Ideas article for more!


A Trendy Treehouse

The Handmade Home will give you some inspiration with their gorgeous tree house. They have lots of different directions for each section as well as ideas for decorating your new tree house! You have to see this!

Deluxe Tree House

The Classic Archives has complete plans on what supplies you need to create a deluxe tree house yourself. It turned out gorgeous, and I am sure your children would get lots of use out of it. Make your kids one.

Ultimate Tree House

Instructables made the type of treehouse we all dream of having. They give a step by step tutorial along with lots of photos to help you make one yourself. You can’t miss this one.

Converted Tree House

Over at Imgur you will find that they had an existing children’s play area that they did some work to in order to turn it into a new and improved playhouse. I love the extra character it has. Take a peek at what it looks like.

Adorable Tree House

Made With Happy was inspired to make a cute little hideaway tree house for her kids. I love the colors and style they chose. The tree house really took their yard from drab to fab! Try it out yourself.

Hanging Treehouse

DIY Network gives us a peek at how to make a treehouse like nothing you have ever seen before. In about two days you can complete this unique project yourself. Have a look.

Exercise Tree House

Wellness Mama developed an exciting way to introduce exercise and healthy living into the treehouse they built.  It has a rock wall and even a zip line! Can you even imagine how much fun your kids will have? Check it out.

Pirate Themed Tree House

If your kids love pirates, they are going to go crazy for this tree house made by John at Instructables. It has everything a little pirate lover could ever want. You and your kids are going to be so happy you completed this project. See how to make yours.

Basic Tree House

Hunker gives you information on how to make your own tree house with minimal effort. You don’t have to create something that is huge and extravagant for your children to enjoy it. See their instructions.

Tree Fort

DIY Network shows you how to assemble and install a tree fort with a kit. It is adorable, and you can leave it as plain wood or paint it to add some colors to it. Either way, this is a fun project! See how to do it.

Tree House With Pully System

Instructables gives a detailed guide on how to make a tree house and add a pully system. Your children will have a blast sending the basket up and down all the time. See how to make yours.

Inspiring Tree House

Crafty Texas Girls gives you some inspiration for a tree house with their custom design. This tree house is fun to build for everyone in the family. Check out their page for some ideas. 

Which of these tree houses or forts is your favorite? We would love to hear your comments below!


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