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Old 08-28-2009, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default The Treehouse thread

I am not sure why but I have always liked tree houses .

Probably due to large amounts of ape in me .


















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I spent a good part of my childhood up a tree. I was very nearsighted, and a total failure at normal street games. So during summer vacation I would go down to the library, check out a pile of books, come home, climb 30' up in a tree, and sit there and read them all. Then, I'd go back to the library and get more books. I remember sitting way up there, in the crook of the branches, with the leaves and dappled sunlight, reading for hours and hours. Treehouses are great.
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FB - and did you stay there during lightening storms ?


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How does number three stay up?
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How does number three stay up?
Dunno about 3 but how do any of them stay up when the tree dies or
becomes diseased .

Clearly unless you have some smart engineering involved or
a quick flip planned then spending a lot of money on a tree house is
not a winning plan .

I still want one though .
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Ross, of course not. Only sunny summer days.

Susie, follow the roofline to the tree on the right, then follow the tree trunk up and you'll see there's a wire holding the treehouse to that tree. I think it's safe to assume there's another on the left hidden by leaves. What I want to know is, how did they BUILD it up there?
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Ah! Maybe they just built it on the ground and winched it up there?
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Or.... maybe they planted it on top of a ladder tree seed.
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Default Treehouse hotels


Kadir’s Tree Houses in Olympos, Turkey

Cedar Creek Treehouse near Mt. Rainer, WA

Ariau Amazon Towers in Brazil at the confluence of the Rio Negro and Ariau Creek

http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com...se-hotels/3591
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Ross, here are some more pictures from that first one that looks like a ball.




If you want to read about this one, and watch the video, here is the link:
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com...ree-house/5299
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Default Hobbit houses

I know it is a bit of a thread drift, but I love Hobbit houses too, and some are also tree houses.

Check out this link:
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2007...it-houses.html

And this:
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Oh wow - think I've died & gone to heavan.

Hey fb - did you bring up a bag of apples too, like I did to feed the 'inner reader' - loL.
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CS, a bag of penny candy from the store next to the library. (A bit of trivia for you. Remember Roosevelt Grier, Sirhan Sirhan? His family lived on the same street.)
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I love all those treehouses and the Hobbit Houses! I once stayed at the Inn at Honey Run. It's located in Holmes County, the Amish community near Millersburg, Ohio. Anyway, this inn has something called the "Honeycombs" that you can stay in. These suites are nestled into a hillside with sod on the roof. They all have fireplaces, spa tubs, and large sliding glass doors that open onto a private patio. They felt very snug and cozy. In the evening, you could hear the clip-clop of horses hooves pulling Amish buggies on the road below. The food in their restaurant was fabulous. There was even room service for breakfast when I was there!








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fb, I spent most of my free time up in a tree, too. I had a bucket rigged to fill and raise so I could take my snacks and books and binoculars up there for hours at a time.

I love hobbit houses, too! That's my fantasy once the kids are gone and we can get rid of all this STUFF! I think this one is already on the site somewhere, but I can't resist linking it again -- it's my favorite.







http://www.simondale.net/house/
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Ok if you girls are going to revert to Dollshouse type memories I can indulge
in a Fort-treehouse fantasy.




Now where are those dang redskins ?
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Here's some great ones for the rich people:





http://www.barbarabutler.com/
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There are areas out in the country in my state that have rocks exactly
like this . Very tempted but I doubt it would be permitted in my nanny state.

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CS, a bag of penny candy from the store next to the library. (A bit of trivia for you. Remember Roosevelt Grier, Sirhan Sirhan? His family lived on the same street.)

Sirhan Sirhan lived in Pasadena, CA. Did you live there at one time?

I, too, was a washout in the sports area and spent my summers in the Oak tree overlooking a robin's nest - reading my library books, or in the peach tree doing the same while munching peaches.
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