Every Kid Needs a Tree House

Every Kid Needs a Tree House

Relaxing in the shade.Okay, maybe every kid does not *need* a tree house, but they sure would like one! My husband built my son his tree house when he was around three years old and he has loved it ever since. My daughter also laid claim to the tree house a soon as she could climb up the ladder. It is definitely a child-magnet and the minute visiting children see the tree house, they are immediately drawn to it.

Since we live in the desert, we do not have any big or tall trees to place a tree house in. My husband’s solution was to lop off the top of a paloverde tree and build the house on the stump. Then, when the tree started to grow back, it pretty much grew around the tree house. I think hubby is a genius.

Super fast slide.The tree house originally had one door and one window, but that changed last year when hubby came across a slide. He decided to cut a hole in the back of the tree house and attach the slide.  The kids loved it.

What is so great about a tree house anyway?

  • It is a place a child can call their own.
  • It can be used as a pirate ship.
  • It is a great place to visit with friends.
  • Makes a perfect meeting spot for secret clubs.
  • Can be used as a rocket ship.
  • It is a nice place to sit and be alone.
  • It is just plain old fun!

Back of the  tree house.

My son has made this tree house his own.  He hung a wind chime by the main door, has a small broom and dust pan to keep it clean, and uses the shelves inside to display various items. This tree house is a true joy to both of my children.


Did you have a tree house as a child? Do your children have one? If so, how do they use it? Feel free to leave a comment.  Share and let’s talk about it.

About Janice

I am so glad you stopped by. Kick your shoes off and hang with me a while. I am an Arizona native, wife to a hard-working hubby, mom of two, and daughter of the King. I love sharing recipes, crafts, and family activities that any mom can do. Life is complicated enough, right? When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. I am stopping over from the Thursday hop.
    I disagree…I think every parent needs a tree house to get away from the kids,lol.

    I think that tree house is a wonderful idea…I had one when I was younger.
    Have a great week.


  2. simplywalkingthroughlife says

    I always wanted one, but my dad didn't have the skills needed to build it. I hope I'll be able to find someone to help me build one for Isaiah when he's a little bigger!

  3. I wish we had a tree house but there's no trees in our backyard@ I love that though and really love how the tree is growing back around it!

  4. We built tree houses in the bushland behind our place. It was pretty exciting.

    My mum now nearly 70 wants me to build her a tree house to live in when we move back to the country!

    Your post is a great reminder how valuable a 'kid's hide-out' place is.

    I'll put my thinking cap on regarding how I can create something for my kids.

  5. Grandma Bonnie says

    I would love to build a tree house for the grand kids.
    New follower from the hop. Hope you follow back.

  6. Laura Lowe says

    My neighbors had a playhouse on stilts – coolest sleepovers ever! I'm a new follower from the super mega 7 weekend hop. Would love to have you follow me at http://EverythingBeautifulInItsTime.com!

  7. Life With Captain Fussybuckets says

    how awesome is that??

    Stopping by on the blog hop!

  8. LisaWeidknecht says

    Thanks for participating in the Planet Weidknecht Sunday Hop! I hope you will come join us again next Sunday. ~Lisa

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