Don’t use too many fasteners. One large bolt is better than many screws or nails. You get the same strength but with fewer puncture wounds to the tree. Whenever possible, perch your tree house on top of fasteners rather than pinning beams to the tree. This gives the tree room to move and grow. Even for smaller, lighter tree houses where the load is spread over three or four attachment points, consider using 1-in.- or 1-1/4-in.-diameter lag bolts.
The Ecotagnes, an impressive 100% eco-friendly treehouse-style cabin elevated 9 feet above the ground and surrounded by nothing but nature, is located in Haute-Savoie, a region of eastern France that borders both Italy and Switzerland and in the Alps. The lodge is a brainchild of a father and son team, Patrick and Hugo Genand, who serve as hosts at the destination.
This is too elegant to be called a tree house! It's located in Long Lake, New York and is designed by Swedish builder Nils Luderowski. What do you think of it? You'll find lots more examples in our "Treehouses for the Child Within" album on our site at http://theownerbuildernetwork.co/vo53
Treehouse ambitions still lingering since childhood? Not sure where or how to put that dream into action? Look no further! I promise by the end of this instructable you will be fully learn-ed on one of the central unknowns in the world of treehouse building, how to properly attach a treehouse to a tree without barraging a box of your Dad's 12 penny nails into the trunk. Contents:ToolsHardwareBolt LocationsDrill Forstner Hole - BushingDrill Auger Hole - TheadsAttach TABsBuild Structure on ...