How to Build a Tree House on a Budget

Learn how to build a tree house on a budget, includes dimensions of the tree house, types of lumber when building, securing the tree house to trees and low-cost tree house building tips.



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Not only did Nelson want this tree house to be structurally sound, but he also wanted to create a warm, appealing atmosphere.
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Peter pose with the finished tree house.
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Main supports are 3/4 by14-inch lag bolts.
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Friends help lift a completed wall into place.
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Site selection is done and building the home begins.
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John Bramante (left) and Gus place a truss.
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The builders made spruce and birch railings by hand.
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