Build a Tiny House in the Trees with Treehouse Masters’ Daryl McDonald

Have you ever considered building a tiny treehouse? 

Daryl McDonald is a Project Manager and Designer with Nelson Treehouse and Supply, based in Fall City, WA. Daryl has been a professional treehouse builder for over 18 years. He is the “crafty veteran” of the crew, having been involved in over 250 builds throughout the US and in 7 different countries.

You’ll Learn:

  • What is a treehouse?
  • Are there limits to what’s possible in a treehouse?
  • What is the design process for a treehouse?
  • What to look for: 3 to 4 trees within 20 ft of one another
  • The challenge presented by one and two-tree treehouses
  • What types of trees won’t work for treehouses?
  • Do treehouses get higher up off the ground as the tree grows?
  • Important tree attributes to consider to ensure the longevity of your tree house
  • How to make sure your fasteners don’t get “swallowed” by the tree
  • What to consider when it comes to the health of the trees you select for a tree house
  • Common amateur tree house mistakes
  • What hardware is required to safely attach a house to a tree?
  • What safety precautions should people take when working on a treehouse?

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