Share on Twitter - Facebook - Google+

Zelkova treehouse

Zelkova two tree tree house

Floor plan of tree house
Left corner of tree house
Front of tree house
Back of tree house


PDF download - $39

Also on Etsy and Gumroad


  • 64sqft floor space, of which 41sqft is enclosed
  • Tree-friendly design
  • Five windows allow plenty of light inside
  • Covered deck surrounded by railings
  • Large door to suit adults and children (5'10" high)
  • Sleeps two adults or three children
  • Easy to modify with custom cladding, paint and trim
  • Treehouse plan covers 37 pages with 41 diagrams
  • Includes a free guide to build this treehouse on posts, allowing it to be completely freestanding or have partial tree support (more info…)
  • Includes marginless version for ereaders
  • 28 day satisfaction guarantee
  • Help is available by e-mail


Site options and requirements

  • Two tree: two trees 12"+ in diameter, within 5° of vertical, and separated by between 10'2" and 15'
  • One tree with three posts: 9"+ diameter tree
  • One tree with two posts: 12"+ diameter tree
  • No trees: a relatively flat area that doesn't flood

Recently redesigned, with increased interior space, easier wall and roof installation, and many minor updates. Comes with complete set of support plans to build on posts, so you have the choice to use two trees, one tree (with posts) or no trees (all posts).

Zelkova treehouse designOriginally designed as a treehouse built across two trees, with a total floor area of 64sqft, and an internal floor area of 41sqft. Also included are instructions for building on posts if you don't have suitable trees available. There are five windows and the entrance is via one of the supporting trees, a rope ladder, or a normal ladder. This treehouse would be suited for children as a special hideaway, or as a fully functioning office set in a secluded and inspiring location. The deck is covered to keep it dry in rainy weather and to provide summer shade. Over 37 pages you are taken through every step to create this structure, all written with a beginner in mind. There are no complicated techniques to learn, no tricky joints to master and all the materials are readily available.

Detailed instructions for all these configurations are included with the main treehouse plan. If you wish to use a greater span over two trees, please contact us with details of your situation. All tree supports require a clear space 6' below floor level and branches above floor level may need to be trimmed to make space for the treehouse.

The tree is treated with respect throughout the building process. Only the support beams 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 any restriction to the growth of the tree. A unique and simple sliding joint is used to allow the trees to move in the wind without restriction and without causing damage to the treehouse. This also ensures that the tree remains healthy.

Customer photos

Zelkova treehouse with blue panels and ladder
Zelkova treehouse painted
Camouflaged Zelkova treehouse in woods
Side view of green Zelkova treehouse

Sample pages from this guide

Wall framing


Example page of wall framing technique

Door


Example page of door construction

Roof panel assembly


Example page of roof assembly process

Roof component parts


Example page of roof panel materials

Roof supports


Example page showing roof support parts

Wall to roof connection


Example page of additional roof support