My wife and I have a total of four children, I have a girl from my first marriage and together we have three more children. The oldest child is now 15 and wants a car for her birthday in July, but the other kids are 8 years old, 7 years and 3 years old. I have already fenced in the back yard, which is about a half of an acre in total from my estimate and I am looking for tree houses which will be suitable for the kids at a fairly reasonable price. That seems to be a lot more complicated than I thought that it would be when I first started thinking about it. For instance the youngest child might not need the sort of gear than the older kids will want to play on, for safety reasons of course. If I get something that is good for the toddler it soon becomes out of date as she grows up and wants to play on a real play set.
Of course the big issue is with safety. I am not sure at all how to be sure that I can buy and install something that is really safe and after that I want something which will look as nice as it possibly can. I have put a good deal of work into the yard and I really do not want to buy something which will look bad after I get it installed. Of course it might look good at first, but then over time it might not look good because the material it is made of is not weather resistant. I am curious as to how to get something which can take the weather and the wear and tear of use without starting to look like it was old.