Treehouse Architecture

A top-secret hideaway nestled in the trees. A fort built for adventure hidden in the foliage. Climb up with a ladder, escape down a slide — imagine the possibilities when you design the plans for your very own treehouse!

We’ll start by considering the form and function of your fort. What will it look like? How will it feel? What super secret features will it have? Next, get to work learning about how architects and engineers draw plans for new creations, and put your ideas on paper. From there you’ll construct a prototype of your creation and test it out in your model tree. Bring your best ideas and find us in the woods — knock three times, the password is FUN.

This course meets daily for 90 minutes.

In This Course You Will

  • Bring your design ideas to life through plan drawings and artistic renderings

  • Construct a prototype of your dream (tree)house in your own scale model forest

  • Engineer the ins-and-outs of your treehouse concept: slides, ziplines, pulleys, and more!

  • Explore the roles of form and function in architecture as you imagine the treehouse of your dreams

Required Materials

Treehouse Architecture students will receive a Curiosity in Action™ box with most necessary materials. Basic grocery store or household items may be required for some sessions. A detailed list of what’s included in your box and other household items can be found here.

This course requires us to ship the Curiosity in Action™ Box to arrive prior to program starting. Due to current international shipping constraints, we are unable to deliver to addresses outside of the continental United States.

We ask that students enrolled in this course have access to a desktop or laptop computer and a stable internet connection. A printer is recommended, but not required.