Course length: 4 weeks
Next start date: 1st June
Course price: £120 (Approx. US$192)
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In this course you will be given a creative insight into how to build your first treehouse from a simple platform type to a fairy castle. The course covers the planning, technology and simple principles needed to design a treehouse that meets your needs, along with ideas and practical skills that will enable you to build it.
You will also be shown ways to tackle most of the situations that you are likely to meet, in planning a treehouse and inventive ways of solving the problems associated with this fascinating activity.
During this course I will give you all the information that you will need to make a basic treehouse, one that will be adaptable enough for your tree to make its own, and for you to elaborate on to make a glorious treehouse. I will also offer suggestions on creative ways of customising your structure. We will cover design considerations, making platforms for the three basic types of tree, materials and fastenings and safety issues.
Learning outcome: On completion of this course you will have designed you own tree house on paper and have the knowledge and expertise to construct and build it.
Week 1: Choosing your tree, planning your structure. In the first week, we'll understand how to choose a suitable tree, the principles of attaching structures to trees, and ways to approach designing a treehouse, the creative process, undstanding safety, how to design and beginning the construction process for building the perfect treehouse
Week 2: Building your platform (working through a single-trunked platform example). This time we will get more specific and begin to run through the process of constructing a treehouse starting with the platform
Week 3: Beams & Joists, and spanning multiple trees. It's time to take care of the platforms width and add some joists
Week 4: Making the fantasy a reality. The superstructure, entry point, hatches and doors, the ladder, and keeping it safe
You may need a helper. To pass you things as you build. You'll also need some basic tools. And an appetite to enter the fantasy world of treehouses!
Booking a Place
MyGardenSchool Gardening Courses Start on the First Saturday of Every Month. You can book your course up to two months in advance:
January Course: Starts Saturday January 7th
February Course: Starts Saturday February 4th
March Course: Starts Saturday March 3rd
April Course: Starts Saturday April 7th
May Course: Starts Saturday May 5th
Your tutor will make their video lectures available to you each Saturday morning for four weeks, and will support you throughout the course. Book now to secure a place!
What's more fun than building a treehouse for yourself or your kids. They can be beautiful structures, and this construction and carpentry course teaches you how to design a treehouse, and build it. Unlike other treehouse building workshops, or construction courses, this distance learning way of understanding how to build a treehouse, can be done wherever you are in the world. You will get personal advice from expert David Parfitt, which includes video tutorials on designing and how to contruct a treehouse, and personal tuition to help you through this contruction course.