Sunday, May 23, 2010

Huckleberry Finn

In a heavily wooded area on our property is an old tree fort. The day we moved in my son and i thought we'd have a look at it. I decided to climb up first and have a look around. Good thing too because as i stepped further onto the floor there was a big crack and the next thing i new i was going down. Luckily i caught onto a branch and saved myself an embarrassing fall. The entire floor was badly rotted. This tree house needed a complete reno! Sam was really excited about the idea of having his own tree fort. A place to play and a place to read. My husband and i thought it was great or ipod allowed...every parents dream!!
First thing Saturday morning Sam and his dad set out to the hardware store to get supplies needed to rebuild the tree house.

The tree house is set right in this wooded area. Deer come walking through here all the time.

The ladder to climb.

It is so amazing how this tree grew just like it was purposely going to accommodate a tree house.

Sam had to carry the wood up and his dad also let him drill the screws into the boards.

A perfect floor just like you'd find on a deck.

It is pretty high up and has a great view. Sam spotted tree frogs while hanging out up here!

And the best part of all is seeing the smile on my boy's face.... (and he's reading too!)

I think i just might use this when he's at school!
Your never too old for a tree fort...
Pamela xo


  1. That is a wonderful tree fort and the setting is just magical!! It's so important to have a place to go to be close to nature and away from all the distractions of modern conveniences. I bet your husband had as much fun restoring the tree house as Sam did. What great memories they are creating!!

    Susan and Bentley

  2. Wow what an awesome tree fort. I want one too!

  3. What a nice father son bonding time...and your right that tree was made to have a house in it....what a great thing for him and his friends to hang out in...gotta go , my daughter is shutting off the lights. Time for bed. Our last Monday here in Victoria. See you soon.


  4. I recently read a quote that said, "We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it." How wonderful for your son. The memories that he'll have all his life, and the appreciation of nature because of this treehouse. I'd want to share it too! Love, Penny

  5. Hi Pam,
    I love Vancouver Island, I lived in Washington state and made a visit to Vancover Island when I was in my teens before we moved to Northern California, and then Southern California where I have made it my home. I do so miss Washington state the beauty, along with it's rains and dampness it so inspires me.

    Thank-you for your comment, with comments like yours one can tell you so got what I was saying.
    Thank-you for what you saw in my stationary box.

  6. Oh what fun...I always wanted a treehouse! You all must sleep one night in it..charming post my friend. xoxoxo

  7. That treehouse is fantastic. It will be so much fun for Sam to have a special place to view the forest from. I wonder if he'll keep a notebook up there to make a list of all the animals he spots. Sunshine Always!

  8. Hi Pamela, what a beautiful place to live!!
    Thank you for visiting my blog, if you cannot understand the language you can try the Google translator in the side bar. Not perfect but it works.

  9. Just look at that happy boy. My brother and I had a tree house kind of like that one. Thanks for reminding me of my childhood. Thanks for the comments, too.