To a lot of people there’s something pretty exciting about building a house in the trees. Whether it is used as a place to hang out, a lookout post, a place to write or draw or work or think – whatever it’s for, just being up in the air and among the trees can make it seem extra fun.
In lots of parts of the world houses are built in the air – either on stilts or amongst the trees – for very practical reasons too. It might be because it keeps people out of danger from floods, or keeps them protected from wild animals – or people from other tribes. It might also be because, when the forest trees are very thick it can be very dark all the time at ground level,
but much nicer and lighter higher up in the trees.
It may be that you are lucky enough to have a tree house yourself, or you would like one, or you would at least like to design one. This page is all about just that: it’s about you seeing some really good ideas for tree houses, and then having a go at designing your own.