The Minister’s Treehouse
Horace Burgess had a vision to build a treehouse after God told him, “If you build a treehouse, I’ll see that you never run out of material.” He started building a treehouse in 1993 in Crossville, Tennessee using reclaimed wood. It developed into a 97-foot tall treehouse, though it has been closed since 2012 because it does not follow fire safety codes. Check out the common causes of home fires and how to avoid them.
Tree House Café
The Tree House Café in Magnolia, Texas isn’t hard to spot with a treehouse as the café’s sign. Owners Brent and Terryl built the treehouse to signal customers to the restaurant, which sits tucked away from the road. Next to the treehouse with the café sign sits a “Hillbilly Hilton” trailer, an old bus outfitted with antiques. Busses make for really incredible tiny houses, check out some of the best-looking bus conversions out there.
used foraged or reused materials for 90 percent of the construction of Each piece seems to have a story of its own. The deck is recycled, the door salvaged, the metal roof is 10-year-old siding that was reclaimed and the siding came from a 150-year-old cabin built by slaves who were granted land with emancipation.
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