Tree House Livin

I would wager that at least half of you, at some point in your life, have wanted to live in a tree house. Perhaps the desire has waned since you were, say, 12, but let me tell you: One night in a properly built tree house (complete with inter-tree rope bridge) will rekindle that dream.

Recently, I had a chance to briefly live that dream. My travel schedule* required me to pass a night in Bellingham. In asking around for a place to stay, a friend suggested that I might sleep in his tree house. I was hesitant at first, because if it is anything like the few tree houses I have built over the years, morning would find me lying on the ground with broken 2x4s all around and an extremely sore back.

Anyhoo, after watching a lovely sunset from Boulevard Park and crashing a party where I knew absolutely no one, I made my way through the complete darkness to find this arboreal masterpiece. I can't say enough good things about the place: hard wood floors, french doors opening onto a gorgeous view of the pond, and christmas lights to complete the magical aura. It has completely rekindled my desire to spend my nights high off the ground. This is the view I had while falling asleep. (Oh, the one glitch in the evening was the puma* that was audibly stalking around the roof to find an opening to come in and devour me.)

Anyway, keep your eyes out for good tree house trees. I'm officially in the market.
Tuesday September 4 2007File under: misc

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on Tue 04th Sep, 2007 07:57 pm PDT Jule said:
by travel schedule do you mean your scooter broke down? HA! Nice tree house though! I don't know where to find any tree houses, but I do know where to find some trees...
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on Tue 04th Sep, 2007 08:34 pm PDT Ryan Walters said:
Is it wrong that my first thought was, "I wonder how they got a building permit for that?"
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on Wed 05th Sep, 2007 08:58 am PDT Sweet Julie said:
So cool! So cool! So cool! Would a palm tree work?
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on Wed 05th Sep, 2007 01:07 pm PDT cardboard said:
and you wanted to sleep on a smelly contra house couch?? sounds like you got the deluxe hookup wren quality work.
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on Thu 06th Sep, 2007 11:44 pm PDT kat said:
I came across this great organization awhile back doing research for a disability law paper...enjoy...http://www.treehouses.org/
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on Fri 07th Sep, 2007 01:29 am PDT jenelle said:
i heart the cody house... and especially the cody tree house. glad you got to enjoy it for an evening.
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on Fri 07th Sep, 2007 07:35 am PDT cardboard said:
codys living up in bham this summer?? I thought he was with tones parents.
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on Fri 07th Sep, 2007 08:04 pm PDT Joe Wilbur said:
that looks awesome that'd be fun to have. ya know daryl mcdonald builds tree houses...like, really awesome legit ones like that i'm pretty sure. does em all over.
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