I Always Wanted a Treehouse

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    High up in the branches of the trees,

    looking down over the ground below, king of all I survey. That was the feeling I got when I climbed up in that little tree house down by the creek. It wasn't much of a tree house. Small and incomplete, it was really little more than a platform up among the middle branches of the...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan
    46-50, M
    Jan 20, 2014

    I Tried

    My parents had these gorgeous walnut trees in their backyard and I LOVED to climb them and watch the land, animals, spy on the house etc... I attemped to build a tree house but I then became very holistic and thought I was hurting the tree (it was about the same time Ferngully...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 17, 2008

    Same Here

    tree house is so nice and cute.. i love your pic
    bootyfulover25 bootyfulover25
    26-30, F
    Sep 21, 2013


    Tree-house,Always wanted one,Never got it,What'llI do?I know,I'll build one,One of my very own,I ain't missing out!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 4, 2012

    I always wanted to live in one of those cool

    cities you see in fantasy novels; you know, the ones that are built in amazingly tall trees or magnificent waterfalls and such. The ones that come to mind are those cities depicted in Lord of The Rings and Star Wars. But if I just had a treehouse, I think it suffice. Being able...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 5, 2013

    Not Really "always"

    I've never wanted one of those rickety,tiny tree houses thrown together over a few weekends in the backyard.What I want is a house in a tree.Nothing fancy,no electricity or heating but still something that you could spend a few nights in or escape to.I actually love the one...
    AmayaEkio AmayaEkio
    18-21, F
    Aug 21, 2010

    We Used To Make Them

    in the mango trees we would build a base and add some cushioning and take out radio up and sit and talk with my brothers friends and we had a nice one built on a gum tree when we moved to our house in 1988 for my brother to play in by then he was a bit too old but he liked the...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Jun 16, 2011

    Apple Tree House

    I did have one .. sort of. I put some planks of wood in the branches of an old apple tree and loved sitting up there. But it was very insecure and I seem to remember I spent more time falling out the tree than in it! I would have loved a 'proper' one. 
    Orangetas Orangetas
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Jul 4, 2008

    I was in a local movie production

    when I was little, called "Bottle Rocket Wars", about a group of young kids fighting over a treehouse. (I had a speaking role ;P ) After filming, I decided I wanted a treehouse of my own, so the following summer My dad and I built one in our backyard. It was awesome! Until the...
    mhenson144 mhenson144
    22-25, M
    Sep 7, 2014

    When I Was A Child...

    I really wanted a treehouse. I loved being outside when I was a kid, especially in the woods, which is where I always imagined it. I always thought it would be cool to have a place to hide out when I was a kid. I never had one, and honestly maybe I'd still want one if I were...
    animallover110293 animallover110293
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2013

    I Still Want It!

    I always wanted a tree house growing up. As a matter of fact, I would STILL love to have one! I've often though that if I ever get to build my own home or buy another, I would like to build a matching treehouse :P   I believe my dad had truly meant to build me the tree...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom
    26-30, F
    Sep 7, 2010

    Had One As A Child

    i was able to use one that belonged to the farmer, that i worked for sometimes it was my excaps from home life and them many years later me and my wife would go up in there to watch the starts a night have also alwasy want to build a real tree house to live
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Jun 17, 2011


    Just somewhere to go and hide from everyone. Just when you think you've gone too far and now that person wants to kill you. It would've been nice.
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Nov 26, 2007

    I Was Lucky Enough to Have a Tree House.

    My dad built us an amazing tree house, in the house that I lived in until I was ten. For maybe three summers (it was much too cold to spend much time outside in the winter) we spent nearly every day playing in it. The tree house was a 1 1/s story structure of sorts. It had no...
    bluemooon bluemooon
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2007

    I Still Want a Treehouse

    My dad built a treehouse for my brother and I to share.  That was ok, but then he painted it camoflage.  That pretty much put the kabosh on curtains, which i really wanted. Now i crave one of those really cool grown-up treehouses with a bed and canopy and a deck or...
    noexcuses noexcuses
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 17, 2007

    I made a treehouse once,

    it was in an Apple tree until the owner came by and told me off! It turned out she owned the whole orchard but sold it off when she got too old to look after it, this was one of her trees I was making a treehouse in!
    fyremoon fyremoon
    41-45, M
    Jan 13, 2014

    Who Says I'm Too Old?.._x

    i've always wanted a treehouse, somewhere to escape to that was just mine and nobody els's. somewhere no one but me knows about. i could read, watch movies, daydream. i'd love it, the peace and quiet, the chance to think and to write... you can never be too old for a treehouse...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2007

    And I Still Do!

    I want to live in a treehouse.. but i have to find a tree first
    sockysue sockysue
    26-30, F
    Nov 30, 2007

    Imma Gonna Livd In One.......

    One day, when I'm out of college, I'm getting a treehouse to live in!!!
    BENDrowned BENDrowned
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2013


    When we lived in Australia we had some big trees in our garden. The people across the way had built a treehouse for their children but my father never had time to build one for me. I always wanted a treehouse. It sounds weird to say it now, but yes it would have been fun if he...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze
    22-25, F
    Nov 27, 2013

    Always Have

    Actually my guy and I were just discussing this last night before bed. He has always wanted one also. I told him so have I, but having "CP" made it impossible for me to have that (can't climb trees) He said he'd build us one with an "elevator" of sorts...
    TopazSkye TopazSkye
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 4, 2009

    The Tree House Picture Is A Beaut!

    And this is coming from a veteran of at least a half dozen tree-houses.At some point between the age of 4 and 6 my parents had the house extensively remodeled and since the property was fairly large with quite a few trees, the old lumber from the demolished parts of the house was...
    JohnInKansas JohnInKansas
    70+, M
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2013

    Why dad did you not build this

    for me? We had trees! Ha ha. I've always wanted one, and never built one. I should just build one and make it my man-fort!
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay
    36-40, M
    Feb 5, 2014

    I Never Got It

    But my Papa and Daddy built me a clubhouse instead.  It was huge and spacious with a sunroof and they even built little furniture for me.  I was the envy of the block.
    ichooselife ichooselife
    36-40, F
    Mar 24, 2009

    Ever Since I Was A Child

    Had to join this group. I've always thought it would be so cool to have a treehouse. Somewhere to go to just relax, high above the ground. I remember so badly wanting to build one. I intend on doing this for my daughter. I remember a friend's father built her the most awesome...
    SweetlyLingering SweetlyLingering
    70+, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2012

    Come to my treehouse.

    It's safe here.....
    deleted deleted
    Mar 19, 2015

    Still Gonna Get One

    I'm still going to get one, one that's huge, super high up and has heaps of cool stuff it it. One that is totally private and totally Epic
    Rasverix8 Rasverix8
    Dec 30, 2012

    I Still Think About Building One

    I live in the woods and think about it a lot. Always looking for the perfect tree. A place to spend time outside and make comfy would be cool. Heck I might even sleep in a tree house.
    campcrazy campcrazy
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 4, 2013

    Never Had the Right Tree

    when I was a kid I always wanted a tree house. closest i got was using the shed and the camper in the summer. eventually me and a couple other kids from nearby had a cabin of sorts in the woods out behind our place. when mom died and we moved away it was torn apart by someone, so...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2007

    If I had a tree house,

    I would be the happiest person. I would use it as my secret base to get away from reality and to cure my boredom when I seriously wouldn't know what to do. I think the tree house and I would be great friends.
    BlackBloodDemon BlackBloodDemon
    13-15, M
    1 Response Feb 9, 2014

    I Found One Once

    I found one once. It was in the woods across from my subdivision. I climbed up in it and was surprised with how well it was made and even though it was obviously deserted, it was still sturdy and in good condition. I didn't get a chance to go to it often, because I had to cross a...
    prettypaperlanterns prettypaperlanterns
    18-21, F
    Jan 20, 2008

    Never Got One

    But my dad was always a cheapo and never wanted to make me one. I blame my lack of a childhood on him. lol I am being semi-serious though..
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    Jun 22, 2010

    It's Nice To Dream

    have you guys seen that show on animal planet called treehouse masters? they build really freaking amazing treehouses. watching that show really made me want one for myself. Just a place to get away from it all, a private retreat if you will. It would have built in book shelves...
    vivaciousspirit vivaciousspirit
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2013

    I Want One For the Kids Too

    I always did and used to play in the neighbors until I'd get caught. They had a swing from it and used to swing over the back alley and onto the neighbors shed, which didn't go over very well. I finally gave up on climbing it when I slid out and down the tree and a protruding...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Feb 15, 2008

    If i have kids one-day I'll build them a

    treehouse just so i can steal it for my self.
    ZingySpirit ZingySpirit
    22-25, M
    Nov 8, 2015

    Never Had One

    I've always wanted one. I've always wanted to be able climb up there and just sit there until my mom would call me in for dinner just like in the movies and on tv. But where we live now, its not really a place where tree houses can be made like THAT *snap fingers*. First of all...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2008
    shona1967 shona1967
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Apr 6, 2015

    I Always Wanted Some Kind of Place to Hide..

    but my dad always said, that it's too expensive and he doesn't know how to build one.. maybe I'd be even weirder if i had more possibilities to hide when i was younger..
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 8, 2007

    My small group of friends

    and I from the next town over, as kids we made up a lot of our own outdoor adventures. One time when they visited my brother and I at our dads in the trailer park he was living in, we attempted to make a cabin in the small stretch of woods along a foot trail. The trail led to...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise
    18-21, F
    Mar 7, 2015

    Childhood Dreams

    I got so desperate for one as a child I dragged a plank up a (very small!) tree in our garden and sat on it imagining it was something greater- unfortunately the tree didn't cope with this too well and blew down in a gale shortly after!
    lostbird lostbird
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2007

    yes! ever since I was a kid,

    and I still do. and I will build one for my kid in the future. THAT'S A PROMISE!
    20ShadesOfBlue 20ShadesOfBlue
    18-21, M
    Jul 27, 2015

    Swiss Family Robbinsons

    I always wanted a house in my tree. All the kids in my neighborhood always came over to play in my tree. But the roots were up-lifting our house so they had to chop it down when I was in High School. If they hadn't I have no doubt I would still be climbing it.
    missadventurer missadventurer
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 13, 2008

    But no one ever built me one.

    I had to play in an old shack in my backyard.
    MichaelMyers1 MichaelMyers1
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 19, 2015

    Even Now

    im 14, but i still want to have a aweosme treee house to hang out in , and just be alone, its so magical sounding ^_^
    WannaBeCoolKid WannaBeCoolKid
    22-25, F
    Apr 18, 2009
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