A little back story for you; when we bought this house a little over 4 years ago there was a swing set on the back lawn that was perfect for Josh (who turned 3 the month we moved in) and we asked to keep it in the contract. The sellers were more than happy to leave it behind – they really didn’t want to tear it down and move it anyway.

There was also a treehouse behind it, a bit into the woods, but of course Josh was far too young for it and we didn’t give it much thought for a long time. We knew the treehouse would be nice to have someday, but that it would need some work before it could be used. We just took down the ladder and left it be.

Fast forward to now, with a 7 year old boy getting bigger by the day, a swing set getting a bit rickety from tons of use, and a lonely treehouse with a rotten floor.

And a husband who is apparently really great at building things.

He has spent the last few weekends tearing out the rot, replacing support beams, putting in a new floor, and combined the components of the swing set that were still in good shape into a big kid complex!

Doesn’t this make you wish you were a kid again? Who wants to come over and play?!


10 Responses to “treehouse”

  1. Becky Mochaface on May 27th, 2010 9:54 am

    I would have LOVED such a set when I was a kid!

  2. Stimey on May 27th, 2010 10:22 am

    I want to come play! My dream is for my kids to have a tree house. Seven is such a great age to have your own spot too. I am incredibly jealous.

  3. magpie on May 27th, 2010 11:05 am


  4. Life As I Know It on May 27th, 2010 12:06 pm

    FUN! A perfect boy haven in the woods!

  5. mumma boo on May 27th, 2010 3:16 pm

    That is awesome! I foresee many years of fun in that complex.

  6. Phil on May 28th, 2010 8:59 pm

    Oh NO! Celine’s been bugging me to build a tree house this summer, and when she sees this, I’m dead! (The answer: “the neighborhood doesn’t allow them” doesn’t seem to break through her focus)

  7. StephLove on May 31st, 2010 12:09 pm

    Very, very cool. My kids (9 &4) would love that.

  8. Nicole on June 6th, 2010 11:03 am

    Wow, i am super impressed. Looks great!

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  10. moonspun on June 11th, 2010 7:22 am

    Me and the three kids will be over later. But we will bring snacks to share…

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