I received these products from Tiny Treehouses for review. If you're looking for a project to keep your kids away from the computer screen or cell phone this summer, this is a great suggestion. They also make excellent rainy day and family project activities.
The Woodland Outpost ($39) is the original Tiny Treehouse. This DIY wooden model kit comes with easy to follow instructions, LED lights and even includes the batteries! It's recommended for age 14 and over. With a difficulty level of 3/5, it will take an estimated 2-3 hours to assemble the 120 small pieces. The completed treehouse is scaled at 1:100 and measures 4.5" x 4.1" x 5.7", plus the acrylic stake it sits upon. It features a tiered roof, a wrap around balcony and all of the furnishings.
The Temple of Gratitude ($39) is a DIY wooden model kit that comes with easy to follow instructions, LED lights and batteries. Recommended for ages 14 and over, it has a difficulty level of 4/5. You can choose to use the acrylic stake, or assemble the 109 pieces on a flat base. Completion will take 2-3 hours and the finished temple measures 4.5" x 3" x 5.3", plus acrylic stake if you choose to use it. This is a scale of 1:200. As you build this Tiny Treehouse, take the time to reflect on the things you are grateful for, and don't forget to be thankful, humble and kind.
Each Tiny Treehouse comes with battery powered LED Lights, but you can choose to swap it out for these USB LED Lights ($3.50) instead, for extended and regular use. Using these USB LED Lights will mean that you will never have to worry about running out of batteries. Just follow the instructions to build it into the model. To turn the lights on, simply plug the lights in to a USB power socket. Each set of lights include 20 warm white bulbs with a total length of 2.5 m.
Both of these Tiny Treehouses look gorgeous when they're all lit up. You'll be proud to display your masterpieces for all to see.