Tree Homes..

Mystical, enchanting, fun, and magical are just a few words to describe a treehouse home. We all at some point in our lives envisioned living in a treehouse at least once, or twice, okay maybe four times or more. There is just something very innocent yet captivating about living in a tree closer to the sky than the ground. Treehouses used to be simple and built by parents. Nonetheless, they are now an elaborate construction.

If it’s the memories of your own childhood, the need for a quiet place to read or become inspired, a cosy private space, or the desire to encourage your children to be active outdoors, then we can provide the customised treehouse for all these things to come true.

At Redhill Tree Houses the team has a passion for adventure, creativity, strength, durability, and importantly the health of your select trees to provide a treehouse experience in leafy surrounds.

Redhill Tree Houses have detailed knowledge and experience in creativity at height, coupled with many years of experience in height safety, the building code of Australia, council requirements, and the Australian Standards for, playgrounds, climbing walls, elevated spaces, stairways, and all occupational, health and safety issues.

The cool, green canopy, the strength of timber, unique engineering techniques, custom builds, and specialized equipment, ensures that Red Hill Tree Houses provides adventures for kids and tranquil spaces for adults.  ‘Creative ideas for all seasons’.

Contact for Redhill Tree Houses is – Michael Bishop on (03) 5989 2931 or Mb 0419 875 137. Email:

Each treehouse project is unique and so too are the constraints of the tree to be used. Prior to construction, an experienced, qualified arborist checks the tree for its suitability. The client is consulted as to what they envisage the treehouse to look like. We create a scale model and then begin construction. At every stage, we focus on craftsmanship and safety to ensure that the final product is, of lasting quality, sustainable, and in keeping with the vision of its new owner.

Materials and Building Techniques

The process of building a treehouse should be as organic as the growth of the tree itself. We listen to the requests of our clients and ensure that their requirements mingle with the bows and branches of the tree. Branches are only removed if absolutely necessary as the balance of the tree and spreading of the load is vitally important.

Treehouses give a new and invigorating perspective. By virtue of its elevated positioning, it leaves behind the mundane and opens up a new realm of possibilities.

Treehouse access

There are several options for accessing the treehouse. For example, suspension bridges or walkways can be utilised to span the distance from an embankment to the treehouse, spiral staircases are a less obtrusive means of getting to the treehouse and traditional stairs tend to be used for relatively low tree houses or tree houses elevated with poles. For the more adventurous, a rock climbing wall can be a means of reaching the treehouse or platform.

Recommended Load Ratings

Each treehouse has its own unique set of constraints. Therefore each structure that is built will be rated for the number of people that can access the treehouse or utilise a bridge at any given time. Safety is always uppermost in our minds and for this reason, our engineer will provide a load rating specific to each treehouse constructed.


As treehouse builders, often the client may require the treehouse to be connected to traditional services, like ground-based dwellings. This may include electricity, plumbing, and telephone. In some circumstances, an intercom is a great way to keep in touch with the house on the property.

Customised furniture

Many treehouses are designed and created with a specific theme in mind. In keeping with these themes, we can produce furniture or other items that create an atmosphere that is intended for space. Having space that is different from the existing house can provide the escapism that is often sought after by the client and implemented when designing the treehouse.

Bungalows and guest rooms

What could be more spectacular than sleeping in your treehouse or offering your guests an unforgettable experience?  Sometimes treehouses are a place to visit during daylight hours, however, we can design a place where you or your guests can retreat for the evening. It may be the soothing sounds of raindrops on leaves or the light of a full moon filtered through the canopy of the tree, your treehouse will be a special place to spend time.


There is a huge variety of materials that can be utilised to create your treehouse. The style may be rustic, in which case we use recycled materials where possible. Cladding may consist of radial sawn timber, plywood, weatherboard, plywood paneling, vertical wood overlap or shingles. Wood is a classic form of cladding. The natural appeal, versatility, and strength of timber make it a very good, worthwhile option. When the finish is applied, timber cladding enhances and compliments the surroundings, whilst having acoustic and thermal properties that create a space of style, beauty, and natural appeal.

Building permit

The first step along this process is to have a chat with your neighbour to see if they have any objections to you constructing the treehouse. When it comes to the council, it can vary according to the size of the treehouse. Permits are certainly required for commercial tree houses or situations where services are connected. Usually, kids tree houses do not require a permit. Larger tree houses or tree houses with multiple rooms and platforms may need a permit but it will often come down to how big the floor area is the height of the structure and the type of access to the treehouse.