There's nothing like a backyard treehouse to complete a family home. Whether it's a deck built high in the trees to stay away from pirates or a miniature estate for playing house, kids dream of having a space to call their own and spark their imagination. Here's a look at homes for sale embracing the great outdoors and what it means to be a kid.
Sometimes kids want the real thing -- or as close as they can get. This Wimberley playhouse is made to look like a general store complete with a sign and rocking chair on the front porch. The main residence is also suited for a family with three bedrooms and a large eat-in kitchen.
Living in the Pacific Northwest often means you have a forest retreat waiting in your backyard. This Bainbridge Island home is prepped for enjoying the outdoors with a hammock area, fire pit and fire engine-red playhouse.
This Mendham playhouse has some definite curb appeal all on its own. A shingled roof, front porch and white trim are complemented by a manicured lawn and Adirondack chairs — not a far cry from homes in The Hamptons.
Palm trees and sand -- what more could a kid want? Try a swingset complete with a climbing wall, slide, fire pole and more. The property also has a pool and water slide for escaping the hot afternoon sun.
A classic treehouse never gets old. Professional arborist and treehouse craftsman Jonathan Fairoaks took advantage of mature trees on this Princeton property to build a two-story structure and deck only accessible by two flights of stairs.