6 Free Tree House Plans

Build a Backyard Treehouse With These Free Plans

Use one of these free tree house plans to make your children the ultimate playhouse in the sky. This wide selection of free tree house plans includes everything from the simple to the outrageous.

Detailed diagrams, color photos, videos, step-by-step building instructions, and tips will help you build a safe and sturdy tree house that your kids or grandkids can enjoy for years.

Tip: No good tree house trees? No problem! Most of these free tree house plans include an option for a free-standing tree house that sits on posts. You can also find some free playhouse plans and free swing set plans that may meet your needs better.

When you're ready to move on from tree houses and onto your next woodworking project, you can find more free woodworking plans for toy boxes, bunk beds, sheds, deer stands, dog houses, picnic tables, bird houses, gazebos, porch swings, and bookcases.

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Deluxe Tree House Plan from The Wood Plans Shop

Picture of a blue tree house
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If you are out to build an amazing tree house then this free tree house plan is the one for you. Don't worry if you don't have the right trees for a tree house - this free-standing tree house can be built anywhere.

Outside this tree house is a pulley system for treasures and a ladder. Inside there are bunk beds and plenty of room to play out adventures.

This free tree house plan includes a materials and shopping list, color photos, diagrams, and plenty of step-by-step building instructions. More

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A-Frame Treehouse from Outdoor Life

Illustration of kids playing around a tree house
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Outdoor Life has a free tree house plan that will build an A-frame tree house with a wrap-around deck and ladder. Constructed of 4x8 plywood sheets, this tree house can be built in a tree or free-standing.

The free tree house plan includes detailed diagrams, instructions, and a materials list. Just be sure to click through the pages on the bottom of the plan so that you can see everything. More

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Modern Tree House Plan from Dornob

Picture of a tall tree house
© Dornob

If you're looking for an updated tree house plan, this free plan from Dornob will help you build a modern tree house with an interesting shape and windows from the tiny to the huge.

Color photos, written instructions, and diagrams will help you build this unique tree house. More

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BuildEazy's Free Tree House Plan

Picture of kids playing on a swing set attached to a tree house
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Here's another free tree house plan - this one comes from BuildEazy. This tree house includes a deck that wraps around the tree, stairs to the ground, a slide that comes off the tree house, and an attached swing set.

You'll be able to view and download a materials list, cutting list, building instructions, and blueprints in this free tree house plan. More

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Ron Hazelton's Free Tree House Plan

Picture of kids climbing up a tree house ladder
© Ron Hazelton

Here's another free plan for a tree house. This one is actually a series of videos that will take you through each step of building the tree house.

Pressure-treated wood in 2X8's with 4x4 posts makes this tree house safe for the kids and easy to build. More

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Free Tree House Plan at Popular Mechanics

Picture of a man on a ladder building a tree house
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Popular Mechanics has this free plan for building a "world-class backyard tree house."

There's a handful of images and lots of text in this tree house plan, so you can't really skim through the steps like you can with some of the other plans from above. More

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Free Tree House Building Tips at The Family Handyman

Picture of a tree house
© The Family Handyman

This isn't really a step-by-step plan for building a tree house, but is instead a handful of tips that you can use when building your own tree house, whether they be from own your designs or ones from this list.

Some of the tips include keeping weight and stability in mind when building the tree house, understanding that there needs to be space around the trunk for the tree to move and grow over time, how to keep the floor level and sturdy, and more. More

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