Pete Nelson

Whenever there is a conversation about treehouses, Pete Nelson names pops up, he specializes in the construction of treehouses and has inspired many to follow suit. He is an American master treehouse builder, Author, and reality show personality. He as well hosts the animal show “The Planet.

Well, how well do you know about Pete Nelson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Pete Nelson’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Pete Nelson to date.

Biography and Early Life

Pete Nelson was born as Pete Nelson on 4th June in 1962 in New York. He is American by birth and belongs to the white ethnicity. Nelson seems to be very secretive and therefore, he has not given any information about his early life. He has also not given any information of his parents and siblings if he has any. However, it is so clear that his interest in woodwork began at a very tender age because he had a passion for working with wood and he even built small boats with his grandpa.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Pete Nelson in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Pete Nelson’s age is 59 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 4 June 1962. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 192 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80 kg in Kilograms.


Nelson at the tender age of 5 his father built him a treefort behind the garage of their home in Ridgewood, New Jersey that made him very excited, therefore, he rarely gave great attention to education. This also explains the reason why he rarely talks about his school life but we know he is a graduate of Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Nelson is a married man, he got married to the love of his life Judy on 10th August 1986. They went to college together. The couple was blessed with three kids, two twin boys, and a daughter. Emily is the firstborn, she was born in 1990, the twins followed in 1992.  The two live in Fall City.

His wife is the co-founder of “Treehouse Point” in Issaquah, Washington. The family has as well appeared in the Tree house masters. Nelson had built a house in Colorado Springs when the two were still college students, Judy was however not happy to live in a Treehouse but when they moved and were now ready to settle, they built one near the park door and from then on the two became treehouse builders.

Is Pete Nelson Gay?

Absolutely not, this is evident enough because right from when he was a student, he met Judy and the two fell in love and later got married and have a beautiful family, more so they are still a close knit family up to date.

Professional Career

A book by the title “How to build Treehouses, Huts and Forts written by David Stiles was sent to Nelson by a high school friend in 1987, is what actually brought about his dream of a career in tree houses. After a short while, at his backyard in Colorado Springs, Nelson built his very first adult treehouse. During the same year, he moved to Washington State and there he built homes and began writing books mostly on tree houses.

At the moment, Nelson is the owner and runs “Nelson Treehouse & Supply in fall City, Washington which is a family business because his wife Judy, his sons Charlie and Henry, as well as his daughter Emily are all involved.

In 1994, Nelson wrote 5 more books having been inspired by the publication of tree houses “The Art and Craft of living out on a Limb. The most recent book “Be in a Treehouse” looks into detail on the technical phases of building in trees, together with displaying treehouses from all around the world. A few years later, he co-founded the treehouse workshop, almost a decade later he launched a treehouse point, a bed and breakfast entirely of tree houses right outside of Seattle near Fall City.

A documentary was introduced in 2013 by Animal Planet called “Treehouse Masters” and it focused on Nelson and his team traveling the world constructing treehouses and by the year 2015, the was an average of 1.3 million viewers per each episode. The following year in 2016, Nelson worked together with Zac Brown, a country music star and together they build a 1,300 square foot treehouse, this was at Brown’s Camp Southern Ground, this was primarily to cater for children with neurodevelopmental disorders together with kids from military families that have struggle with PTSD.


Nelson is not in a very competitive industry. Therefore, he hasn’t received any awards yet. However, this doesn’t mean that he hasn’t achieved anything in life. As a matter of fact, he is one of the most successful American master treehouse builders.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Pete Nelson in 2021

With his many years of experience and being in this industry for many years, you can be sure that he has made some good money for himself. As of 2021, his net worth is estimated at $4 million. He has earned all of his wealth from his career as a reality television show personality, the show Treehouse Master also gives him a boost because since it started airing in 2013 it runs up to date, as well as his books which are on high demand globally, have brought in some good cash flow.

There is nothing you cannot do when you put your mind to it, when you look at Pete Nelson, his story is a perfect example, he has invested in a career, that not most people have thought about, it has made him became famous around the world, at the same time he has incorporated his family to work together with him and to have interest in the construction of treehouses.

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Facts of Pete Nelson

  • Gender Male
  • full namePete Nelson
  • birthplaceRidgewood, New Jersey, United States
  • Date of Birth June 01, 1962
  • Age 60 years 6 months
  • Horoscope Gemini
  • Lucky Number 9
  • Lucky Stone
  • Lucky Color
  • Best Match for Marriage
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$4 million
  • professionMaster Treehouse Builder, Author, TV Personality.
  • weightIn Kilograms – 80 Kg, In Pounds – 176 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres –192 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
  • hair colorBrown
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • high schoolN/A

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