I am invited to a small wild overgrown yard to come up with ideas for a treefort for the kids. The family recently bought the property and the kids think the yard as-is is too dark, too spidery, too unfriendly so my plan is to thin it a bit and entice them into it with some tree structures!
I draw my ideas on photocopies of photos of the yard to help everyone visualize the project and to see how it will look in place.
Then we get to build it! There’s a multi-level treefort that connects with a 21ft long swinging bridge to a small clubhouse covered with rock climbing holds & plus there’s a coil climber. There’s also a zipline, and a water cannon for blasting those on the zipline. There’s a giant rope for pulling yourself up the hill. I like to add in multiple ways up and down to keep the kids running round and round. Check out other photos on https://www.facebook.com/BarbaraButlerTreehouses or visit my tumblr blog for photos throughout the installation: http://barbarabutlerartistbuilder.tumblr.com/