Have you ever considered building a tiny treehouse? Today's show is all about the basics of tree house building with Treehouse Masters' Daryl McDonald.
Daryl McDonald is a Project Manager and Designer with Nelson Treehouse and Supply, based in Fall City, WA. Daryl has been a professional treehouse builder for over 18 years. He is the “crafty veteran” of the crew, having been involved in over 250 builds throughout the US and in 7 different countries.
- What is a treehouse?
- Are there limits to what’s possible in a treehouse?
- What is the design process for a treehouse?
- What to look for: 3 to 4 trees within 20 ft of one another
- The challenge presented by one and two-tree treehouses
- What types of trees won’t work for treehouses?
- Do treehouses get higher up off the ground as the tree grows?
- Important tree attributes to consider to ensure the longevity of your tree house
- How to make sure your fasteners don’t get “swallowed” by the tree
- What to consider when it comes to the health of the trees you select for a tree house
- Common amateur tree house mistakes
- What hardware is required to safely attach a house to a tree?
- What safety precautions should people take when working on a treehouse?
Links and Resources:
- Tree Attachment Bolt (TAB)
- Daryl McDonald: 10 Things You Didn't Know
- Pete Nelson’s Books
- Lloyd Kahn’s Books
- Petzl Helmet