Ahh yes…kids, camping, and forts = FUN FUN FUN. The best part about building a fort in the forest is that it’s free! You can bet the whole rest of your camping trip the kiddos will be hanging out in their new hide-a-way!
This is the view looking out the doorway from inside the fort I built 🙂
Here I am in the doorway to go in…
- Lots of fallen logs
- Two standing trees (approx 8-10ft apart from each other)
- Chainsaw (optional)
If you have ever played link-n-logs you will be good at building this fort! Just gather up logs the same length that you want the back and two sides of the fort to be and start stacking them like link-n-logs.
For this fort, two trees were used as ‘anchors’ for the front of the fort to make the doorway sturdy
To make sure the front wall on the right side of the doorway would be sturdy, I started link-n-logging a triangle out of shorter logs
Then another triangle on the left side of the door was started, making sure to form the triangle around the tree
After the basic frame was set, I just started link-n-logging away! (My wiener dog ‘Tink’ was trying out the doorway)
Here is the back of the fort. Notice the logs don’t all have to be the perfect length as each other. This is a rustic fort so have fun with it! 😉
The logs wrapping around the tree by the doorway make it sturdy
For the roof logs were simply stacked across the top