Building a tree house with the boys

Now that the Coronavirus keeps a lot of us home I have an opportunity to spend more time playing with the boys at home.  Here is a list of things I have been doing with the boy’s are home under lockdown

  • Build Lego creations
  • Go on bike rides
  • Read some books
  • Help with math
  • Plant a garden
  • Build a chicken tractor (coop)
  • camp in the back yard
  • Make a rabbit trap
  • Play in the dirt
  • Make a zip line
  • build a treehouse

My son has been wanting to do this for a while, but it seems like I never have the time.  He has several treehouse books but one of the best ways to get inspiration is through Pinterest. You can check out our board here. My son’s favorite treehouse book is How to Build Treehouses, Huts & Forts by David Stiles.

Here is what we learned about building a treehouse.

  • Make a plan!

What about you?  Do you have any treehouse advice for us?


Husband, Father, and Engineer trying to use technology for homeschooling my five children.