We told our kids that the next house we move into we would build a tree fort for them. Here we are in our new home and there really wasn't a good tree to build a tree house. So this is what we came up with and it has worked out really great.
This is what it looked like before. We have a long sloped area in our backyard that is really unusable. A playhouse tucked away off to the side was the perfect place to put one.
Here are some pictures of the building process:
It's a nice size, 8' x 8', and ceiling peak over 8' high. I wanted it big enough for them to sleep in, even when they're teenagers.
So there it is! We have more to do like put on trim, windows, and paint it. We also need to dig out some steps up to it, so it's easier to get to. Now we can kick the kids out of the house this summer and into their new house.
We picked up these windows at a recycled building center for only $12 for the three windows. I'll post more pictures when it is completely finished, hopefully it won't be too long before that happens. As you saw from the rest of the slope, we have a lot more work ahead of us.