Man builds an incredible TREEHOUSE for his two sons – and it’s surrounded by gum trees 

A talented architect has built an incredible treehouse for his two sons for just $5,000 by using materials from his neighbour’s old carport. 

Nathan Crump, from Hobart, Tasmania, wanted to create a hideout for his kids and their friends that would make them feel like they were in the middle of the bush – even though it’s right by the family home. 

‘It is a tiny house for the little and big people in our family and provides a secret place to escape to half way down our plot,’ Mr Crump told FEMAIL.

‘The project was built on weekends with everything carried down by hand and zero trades with the process being just as rewarding as the outcome.’

A talented architect has built an incredible treehouse for his two sons for just $5,000 by using materials from his neighbour's old carport

A talented architect has built an incredible treehouse for his two sons for just $5,000 by using materials from his neighbour's old carport

A talented architect has built an incredible treehouse for his two sons for just $5,000 by using materials from his neighbour’s old carport 

Nathan Crump from Hobart in Tasmania wanted to create a hideout for his kids and their friends that would make them feel like they're in the middle of the bush

Nathan Crump from Hobart in Tasmania wanted to create a hideout for his kids and their friends that would make them feel like they're in the middle of the bush

Nathan Crump from Hobart in Tasmania wanted to create a hideout for his kids and their friends that would make them feel like they’re in the middle of the bush

The cost of the treehouse with the mezzanine came in at $5,500 but if it was a contracted project it would have set them back between $50,000 and $60,000.

The project was a labour of love and approaching the project in this way gave the family the ability to modify the design as they went, and the added satisfaction of seeing their work completed.  

Sons Jack, eight, and Fox, four, are able to sleep in comfort and wake up in the morning to see the sun framing the trees.  

The treehouse is accessed by a series of floating ‘duck-boards’ and consists of a small entry deck and a single room with small loft over that can be reached by a ladder. 

The treehouse is accessed by a series of floating duck-boards and consists of a small entry deck and a single room with small loft over that can be reached by a ladder

The treehouse is accessed by a series of floating duck-boards and consists of a small entry deck and a single room with small loft over that can be reached by a ladder

The treehouse is accessed by a series of floating duck-boards and consists of a small entry deck and a single room with small loft over that can be reached by a ladder

Mr Crump said the addition of a fireplace was to make it feel like they were camping in the wilderness.  

‘Largely built from recycled building materials (including our neighbours recently demolished carport), timber offcuts, and salvaged items, the project was an exercise in getting the most for as little as possible,’ Mr Crump said.

‘[It was also an exercise in] seeing how much of the work we could do ourselves and adapting the design as we went to suit this approach.’

The cost of the treehouse with the mezzanine came in at $5,500 but if it was a contracted project would have set them back anywhere from $50,000 to $60,000

The cost of the treehouse with the mezzanine came in at $5,500 but if it was a contracted project would have set them back anywhere from $50,000 to $60,000

The cost of the treehouse with the mezzanine came in at $5,500 but if it was a contracted project would have set them back anywhere from $50,000 to $60,000

Sons Jack, eight, and Fox, four, are able to sleep in comfort and wake up in the morning to see the sun framing the trees

Sons Jack, eight, and Fox, four, are able to sleep in comfort and wake up in the morning to see the sun framing the trees

Sons Jack, eight, and Fox, four, are able to sleep in comfort and wake up in the morning to see the sun framing the trees

An up-cycled western red cedar door pops out from the roof form, allowing direct access to the tree trunk and summer breeze. 

‘The cabin-like interior cocoons a small sitting space in front of the wood fire and a floating daybed for two, while the loft provides another place to climb and nap,’ Mr Crump said.

‘The triangular ‘A’ frame section is lofty in height narrowing to frame the nearby treetops and sky and widening in plan as it lowers to allow child friendly nooks.’

The doting dad joins the sleepovers as a supervising adult. 

‘The kids really enjoy it. The kids get the comfortable bed and I sleep on the floor,’ he said. 

'It is a tiny house for the little and big people in our family and provides a secret place to escape to half way down our plot,' Mr Crump said

'It is a tiny house for the little and big people in our family and provides a secret place to escape to half way down our plot,' Mr Crump said

‘It is a tiny house for the little and big people in our family and provides a secret place to escape to half way down our plot,’ Mr Crump said

An up-cycled western red cedar door pops out from the roof form, allowing direct access to the tree trunk and summer breeze

An up-cycled western red cedar door pops out from the roof form, allowing direct access to the tree trunk and summer breeze

 An up-cycled western red cedar door pops out from the roof form, allowing direct access to the tree trunk and summer breeze