San Pedro treehouse

San Pedro one tree tree house

Front of tree house
Left view of tree house
Right view of tree house
Roof of tree house


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This treehouse is built in a single tree, providing a dramatic setting for the structure. As with most single tree treehouses this design wraps around the trunk but unlike the Kauri design the trunk passes inside the treehouse itself. This helps to enhance the experience of being up in a tree and makes an unusual focal point in a playhouse or office. Also included are instructions for building on posts if you don't have suitable trees available. The two side windows are projected out from the walls to form seats and increase the space inside. There are no complicated techniques to learn, no tricky joints to master and all the materials are readily available.

  • For one tree between 1' and 1'8" diameter at floor level
  • Now includes a free guide to building this treehouse on posts, allowing it to be completely freestanding or have partial tree support (more info…)
  • 64sqft floor space, of which 50sqft is enclosed
  • Itemised wood and hardware lists
  • Tree-friendly design
  • Tree passes through house and roof
  • Six windows allow views in all directions and down to the ground
  • Landing with railings
  • Large door (6' high) to suit adults and children
  • Sleeps two adults or three children
  • 39 pages with 42 diagrams covering every stage of construction
  • Includes marginless version for ereaders
  • 28 day satisfaction guarantee
  • Help is available by e-mail

Tree requirements

This guide requires a single, healthy tree with a diameter between 1' and 1'8". The trunk must be within 5° of vertical. The supports will need an area of cleared space 6' below floor level and branches above floor level may need to be trimmed to make space for the treehouse. This treehouse can also be built next to a larger tree using partial post support, or can be built entirely on posts if you have no suitable trees, with an additional guide included free when you order.

The tree is treated with respect throughout the building process. Only the supports are fixed to the tree so the house itself rests entirely on the platform without touching the tree. Bolts are precisely placed for strength, safety and to reduce restriction to the growth of the tree. This ensures that the tree remains healthy.

Slideshow

This slideshow shows the components and build process of the San Pedro treehouse, made by a customer. The guide that you can buy is for the main house only - the bridge and second platform shown have been added by the builder. There are some minor differences between the treehouse shown and the design in the guide, but the shape and size are the same.

Customer photos

San Pedro with shingles

San Pedro with ladder

San Pedro treehouse with bridge

Inside the San Pedro treehouse

Sample pages from this guide


Floor plan


Floor plan

Wall build process


Wall build process


Support build process


Support build process


Wall E materials and design


Wall E materials and design


Finding a suitable tree


Finding a suitable tree


Door frame materials and design


Door frame materials and design