Make An Indoor Treehouse

The warm weather means we're outdoors a lot more but there are still those days when it's too hot or too wet to have fun outside. The kids still want to pretend they're outdoors so bring some of that creativity into the house by building an indoor treehouse.

We were inspired by this fun structure that's actually a corner of a little shop in Ekeberg, Norway. To let parents shop in peace, the shopkeepers installed this little cabin on stilts. There is a nice play area for little ones down below and for those big enough to climb the ladder, they'll find the treehouse is stocked with Legos.

We think this is a great idea for the home as well. A small structure like this could work well at the end of a hallway and it doubles the floor space automatically. The upstairs treehouse is a perfect secret indoor hideaway. Install a few rows of bookshelves and you've got an instant reading nook downstairs. And the best news is that because it's indoors, it's year round.

(Image: Bla Fre)