Horace Burgess had a divine idea to build a massive treehouse home in Crossville, Tennessee. This enormous creation stands at least 100 feet tall.
Burgess made the structure completely from reclaimed wood and other reused materials. It has 10 levels and some consider it the unofficial largest treehouse in the world.
An 80 foot tall white oak tree is a main support beam, and Burgess, a minister who also has experience as a landscape architect has also repurposed other items like license plates and leftover roofing supplies to assemble it. The building started in 1993, and the architect stated that he has only spent approximately $12,000 on the construction, and this was mainly on nails.
The interior includes beautiful handmade spiral staircases and is so enormous it even has room for a rustic basketball court and a belfry tower.
All photographs of the Horace Burgess treehouse are from Daily Mail.
If an increase in square footage is the goal, perhaps taking Burgess’ example on how to reuse materials would be helpful.
Suddenly childishly dreaming of treehouses?
Check out this updated design from A. Masow Design Studio.
Appropriated called Tree In The House, it floats in the mountains in Almaty, Kazakhstan amidst a wooded fir tree bed. It has see-through, curved glass walls so you don’t miss out on any of the natural surroundings.
All images of Tree In The House are from A. Masow Design Studio.
The idea is to merge with nature, get rid of unneeded material possessions and to provide an inspiring place to contemplate things.
And that’s the lure of all treehouses, isn’t it?
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