Tiny House Summer Camp 4

Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Low Cost Retreat, On Low Cost Land- A 1963 Tree House/Cabin?

Here's a great looking little tree house plan that was offered up in a 1963 issue of "Woman's Day" magazine. Given a little tweaking, and enlarging (larger dimensional lumber for the deck, a taller/wider A-frame, and so forth) this could make for a very nice, affordable, vacation, or weekend, retreat. As long as you had two trees to connect half of this cabin's supporting members, the land below wouldn't so much matter, so chances are you could buy some less prime land (CHEAPER, in other words) and easily make this work.

I'm off to find this back issue on ebay, as I'm really curious to see the plan set...although one could easily hash it out just by looking at this photo, or come up with a reasonable facsimile.

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen



  1. Deek: Here it is. You can find it at this auction. http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUGUST-1963-WOMANS-DAY-MAGAZINE-VINTAGE-ADS-RECIPES-SANDWICH-GLASS-ISSUE-/370858627459?pt=Magazines&hash=item5658e59183
    Hope that helps. Sandi Allen

  2. But, it's not clear that plans are in the magazine. "Our woman’s day Workshop has made complete plans and specifications for building the house, in a tree or on the ground, using simplified construction methods"