Sunday, December 27, 2009

Treehouse

A tree house, a free house,
A secret you and me house,
A high up in the leafy branches
Cozy as can be house

A street house, a neat house
Be sure to wipe your feet house
I not my kind of house at all-
Let's go live in a tree house.

Shel Silverstein
















the view from the top
Be careful passing through Crossville, Tennessee, because without knowing it, you might pass by a local wonder! There's not much advertising, but ask any local, and they will tell you it is something to see. For myself, it was a highly spiritual experience, and though it may be rickety, reaching the top is a major accomplishment (not to mention well worth the view). Here's some facts to know:
*It rises 97 feet into the sky and is supported by an 80 foot live white oak, which is 12 feet in diameter at the base. 6 other trees also support it.
*The treehouse has 10 stories, most of which are 9-11 ft. in height.
*The builder's name is Horace Burgess, who says that he built it for everybody. He calls it God's Treehouse, and says that while it is supported by trees, God is its foundation.
*Burgess has been building the structure for 14 years and says he is not done yet.
*Most all of his material has come from recycled pieces of lumber from old barns, garages, and storage sheds. Even the furniture inside is vintage and found (to say the least).
For more info click here and here




1 comment:

{Amanda} said...

I saw this on your FB page...WAYYYY Coolness! I love the message that the builder is able to communicate through this massive structure. Definitely a unique way of spreading the Word!