With the weather getting warmer, DIY fever is hitting household after household! What spring projects are you pondering? What about some spring building? Tree houses or tree forts are platforms or buildings constructed around, next to or among the trunk or branches of one or more mature trees while above ground level. Tree houses can be used for recreation, work space, habitation, observation or as temporary retreats.  We love tree houses, and they are perfect in hot summer days. Tree houses are built usually by people for leisure purposes, also for protection from wild animals. Treehouse hotels are becoming more popular all the time. Make your next vacation a wild one by taking it to the trees.

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Today we feature 20 tree houses  that put the style in family project time. And what better way to spend time with the kids than embarking on a backyard building endeavor? From small structures that are supported by one tree to larger two-tree designs, the plans below represent a range of styles and ideas. Take a look and let us know your impression!

 

view also: Contemporary Tree House by  Andreas Wenning 

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view also: HemLoft : A Secret Tree House in the Woods, Canada 

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view also: 3 in 1: An Ultimate Tree House with Hammock, Terrace and Rooms 

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