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Savanna bird hide

Savanna bird hide

Front view of bird hide
Left view of bird hide
Back corner of bird hide
Aerial view of bird hide

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Fully updated for 2017, with all-new images and simplified text for clear, easy building. This house is designed as either a wildlife watching platform or for use as a simple children's playhouse. It is large enough for one person to sleep or three to fit comfortably inside sitting on the floor with a floor space of 32sqft. Walls are 4' high at the front, and 3' at the back.

If you don't have trees to build a treehouse, this is an alternative that gives some impression of height whilst being quite low to the ground at around 6' to floor level. The project can be built on flat or slightly sloping terrain and entry is through a trapdoor at the top of the ladder.

There are no complicated techniques to learn, no tricky joints to master and all the materials are readily available. A marginless version of the guide is included for ereaders. This guide comprises 33 pages with 32 diagrams. Help is available by e-mail and a 28 day satisfaction guarantee applies.

Site requirements

This guide requires a flat or gently sloping site that isn't prone to flooding or subsidence and which is clear of buried cables and pipes. If you are unsure about the suitability of your soil, find reliable local advice. We do not advise building on a slope of more than 45 degrees without specialist instruction.

Sample pages from this guide


Supports and posts


Floor supports and posts

Floor joists and trapdoor


Floor joists and trapdoor


Entrance ladder


Entrance ladder


Plywood floor


Plywood floor


Connecting rafters to the wall


Connecting rafters to the wall


Rafter detail


Rafter detail