We Love Questions
HOW LONG DO YOUR FORTS TAKE TO BUILD?
You have the option to customize your fort so build time can vary based on the add on’s your family chooses. However, we typically build our forts in 10-14 days.
WE HAVE MIDDLE SCHOOL AGED KIDS. DO YOU THINK THEY ARE TOO OLD FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS?
Absolutely not! We have built forts for children of all ages. Even adults! Unlike a swing set that your kids will eventually outgrow, our forts are designed to grow with your children. Our 6 year old does art in our fort. Our 10 year old plays nerf wars with friends. And our high school and college aged nieces use it as a place to escape and just hang out! We even have a mom who hosts a monthly wine night in hers! Our forts were designed to grow with you family and be a place that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age.
WE WOULD LOVE A TREEFORT BUT WE DON’T HAVE ANY GOOD TREES ON OUR PROPERTY!
Not to worry! We don’t have to build on a tree! We have built many of our forts near smaller trees to still give you that “treehouse feel.” We can also build your fort on posts if a tree is not an option!
DO I NEED A PERMIT TO BUILD A TREEFORT?
We strongly encourage you to research zoning and permit regulations pertaining to treehouses in your local municipality prior to building your treehouse. If a building permit is required for your treehouse, it will be best to obtain one. Based on prior experience, factors such as size, location, and intended use will likely have an impact on whether or not a permit is required.
In most cases, obtaining a permit for a treehouse is similar to obtaining a building permit for a ground house. It is typical to collaborate with an architect and engineer to produce construction documents. Regulations differ widely per jurisdiction: in some cases, building permits are not required; others may require a fully documented submittal. Due to the breadth and variety of regulations, we are unable to list the rules and restrictions for all municipalities. We suggest you contact your local building department to understand the regulations in your area.
If you live in a neighborhood with an HOA, we also suggest you submit your treehouse to your HOA for approval prior to building.
HOW MUCH DOES A TREEHOUSE COST?
Each family has the ability to customize their Firefly Fort and make it their own. We have never built the same fort twice! Our forts start at $8500 with the ability to add on accessories as well as make changes to the structure and size. Your final price will depend on the changes you decide to make to create a fort that best suits the needs of your family. We are excited to announce that we now offer financing on all our forts!
HOW MUCH MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR FORTS?
This depends on many factors such as exposure to sun, wind, rain and snow. The best maintenance plan is a pre-emptive one. Wood structures should be painted or sealed the year before it actually needs it. Most treehouses located in wooded areas do well due to the fact that they are protected by the canopies of the trees from UV rays which can be the most damaging of the elements .
HOW DO WE GO ABOUT GETTING ON YOUR CALENDAR?
We would love to work with you and your family! We are currently booking 2-3 months out so if you are interested in getting a Firefly Fort of your own, we encourage you to get on our calendar! Once we have determined the wants and needs of your family for your fort, we will send over a detailed contract. To secure your build on our calendar, we simply need a signed copy along with a non-refundable $250 deposit. We will also come out to your home and help you select the perfect spot for your fort. This may require a consultation fee depending on the distance from your home to our home base in North Atlanta.