Treehouse Tales : A Lifetime of Memories
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be a kid again? I think most people would say they have had this thought at least once. The majority of us have probably thought about it many times over the years. What would we do differently? Who would we be? And if we could go back in time, what would we tell ourselves not to worry about? When you think back on your childhood, what special memories do you have? Maybe it was a big family vacation, or maybe it was a short, but significant conversation with a parent. One thing is clear, our memories are often all we have to take with us into adulthood.
Once we become a parent, our children’s lives and what memories they carry with them become an important part of our own lives. We want our children to look back on their childhood with fondness whenever possible. In today’s world of technology, it can be easy for us to lose sight of those special moments and memories with our kids that were such a big part of our own childhood. Memories of playing outside, and spending time with our siblings, cousins, and friends. Red’s Tree wants to offer you a way to bring back some of those good memories of the past, while also helping you make new memories with your own children. When I think of treehouses, I think about secret clubs, camping out, ghost stories, s’mores, and “The Sandlot.”
Treehouses never go out of style
There is just something about treehouses. Don’t believe me? I challenge you to bring up the topic of treehouses around a group of adults, and just watch how their faces light up. As a kid, treehouses make you think of adventure and playing with friends. As adults, treehouses make us think of fond memories and for many, a simpler time in our lives. While there are certainly a lot of advantages to this higher paced world, there are some things that get lost when rushing from one thing to the next. We lose our ability to slow down and enjoy life. Our kids have grown accustomed to having a screen in front of them at all times, and are at the risk of trading their incredible imagination for a higher score on a video game. If you are having a hard time getting your child to put down the iPad and go outside, maybe it’s time to consider a treehouse! So what is involved in the process of building a treehouse? Let’s take a look.
Figure out what you want
Depending on how much research they’ve done, some people make the mistake of assuming all treehouses are generally the same. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are literally hundreds of ways to design a treehouse and many different ways to build one. The designs and styles of a treehouse can range from a very basic treehouse, (which is probably how most of us imagine them) all the way to a luxury treehouse, complete with all the bells and whistles. We recommend going online and searching websites like Pinterest for the looks and styles you love.
A treehouse is a great gift to give your children, you should always make sure you are providing a safe and sturdy treehouse that will last for years to come. You may be able to find tree house design plans on Google, but be wary of plans that have not been designed by a professional. Red’s Tree has plenty of experience with building treehouses, and knows the questions to ask and the pitfalls to avoid. There are a variety of different safety precautions and options to consider. What type of tree are you considering using as the base? How much weight can it hold? How many people can safely be in the treehouse at one time? Is there a certain type of tree that is better for tree houses than others? Red’s Tree can help you with all of these questions and more. We’d be happy to come out and take a look at your backyard or any area you are considering building a treehouse. We can advise you on whether or not it is the right area and tree for the style you are interested in.
Is DIY really the way to go?
While there are people out there that successfully build treehouses for their families, there are more who started on the project and ran out of time, money, or patience. Even more common are the people that ran out of all three! Let’s have a moment of silence for all the half-finished treehouses out there.
DIY or “do it yourself” projects have the reputation of being a more affordable option, and that is a big reason many people decide to go the DIY route. But after a closer look, you’ll often find that this just isn’t the case. Your time is worth a considerable amount of money. Not to mention all of the materials and extras that you didn’t know you needed! And don’t forget about the labor and transportation of all those materials. Does just reading about all of this exhaust you? Then let Red’s Tree put your mind at ease.
Call Red’s Tree for the treehouse of your dreams
Red’s Tree Service has the experience and the expertise to ensure your treehouse is everything you’ve dreamed it would be and more. Whether it’s a classic treehouse modeled after one from your childhood or a more modern treehouse that will impress the whole neighborhood, we will take care of everything. We will walk you through our process and go over anything else you may like to know about treehouses. So what are you waiting for? A lifetime of memories is just a phone call away. Give us a call today at (901) 848-5323!