When building low level tree houses on your land, one of your top priorities at the very beginning of the planning stage should be how to make it secure. Bespoke structures such as these will always attract attention, unwanted and otherwise, so you do need to make sure you’ve taken the necessary precautions to keep your new investment safe and sound.
Make sure, for example, that the wood you use to build your structure is thick enough to make it hard for someone to break in. It’s not unheard of for vandals to break into such houses through the floor, so you should make sure it’s thick enough to put them off. Attach your flooring from the inside so nails are harder to remove. The door is also the obvious place for someone to try and gain entry, so ensure it’s well made and hard to put through.
Another good tactic to employ is to use security bolts on your wall panels so they’re difficult to remove. These bolts come with rounded heads, which means they can only be removed from inside the house.
And, of course, we’re very lucky these days to have lots of technology at our disposal so it would make sense to use as much of this as you can. If you’re going to hook your treehouse up so it’s powered by electricity (as lots of people choose to do), why don’t you invest in a smart system to really offer a greater level of protection?
You could use a security system that requires a fingerprint to let people into the house itself (which your kids are sure to love) and don’t forget to install CCTV cameras you can monitor from your smartphone so you always know what’s going on.