It all begins with you sharing your treehouse vision in an online questionnaire. We review each inquiry thoroughly. We’ll respond to your online inquiry within two weeks.
If your project resonates with Nelson Treehouse, one of our team members will schedule a phone call to discuss it before moving forward to arrange a site visit.
Please note: the wait time for our full-scale design and build services may be significant. Please hang in there! We care deeply about our customers’ timelines and will do our best to accommodate yours.
Members of our team visit your property, get to know you and your vision for your treehouse, discuss your budget, and—most important—meet your trees. We gather measurements and information about the selected trees and the site to guide our design process.
For our conceptual design package, our designers produce a floor plan, drawings for the platform and elevation, a rough order of magnitude budget, and basic specifications detail. We may also conduct a preliminary investigation of zoning and permitting regulations.
If the location and scope of your project warrant it, we may conduct a secondary site visit (under an additional contract). At this point we gather data for digitally modeling your trees so our architects can partner with structural engineers to generate a comprehensive set of architectural drawings and assist you in obtaining required building permits.
Please note: Your jurisdiction may require building permits. Permitting costs for treehouses are similar to those of typical residential construction. Please review our FAQ on permitting to learn a little more.
We oversee your build from prefabrication in our Washington State shop to shipment of prefabricated components to onsite completion. Our carpenters excel at their craft, building artful and durable treehouses.
We pride ourselves on leading a joyful, safe, and seamless build experience, believing that enjoying the process of building your treehouse is as fundamental to its magic as delighting in being in the completed structure.
Our crew uses the highest-quality hardware and tried-and-tested techniques to foster the longevity of both trees and treehouse. As necessary, we hire subcontractors for additional services, including insulation, roofing, plumbing, and electrical. We base the construction portion of our services on a fixed-bid contract to control costs.
Please note: We do not manage any road construction or installation of utilities on your property. If utilities are part of your vision for your treehouse, all necessary infrastructure (e.g., septic system, water service, electrical service) must be present and accessible on the site of the treehouse prior to construction. Once the utilities infrastructure is established, we will oversee the installation of these amenities within the structure.