The Treehouse

George has been making fairly good progress on the tree house.  He got a bit behind his schedule when Jennifer drove by a McDonald’s that was being demolished. She made a U-turn and asked if she could buy the green spiral sliding board.  She and George had to dismantle it and haul it home in four (or more) trips with the pickup and a trailer. Getting it reassembled was another major project. The treehouse is twelve feet off the ground.

Technically, I suppose, it is not a tree house, but a stump house.

A ship’s ladder up another “stump” leads to a bridge.

It looks pretty high from the bottom.  When done, it will have a ship’s ladder railing, meaning short. It is at a good angle and easy to climb.

Then you come to the bridge.  George has not yet built access to the slide, which was not in his  original plans.  I think he is going to make a short platform with its own support posts out to the top of the slide.

The railing has wire cables to help prevent children from falling off.

There are windows all around the treehouse.  George has put screens in them. The narrow deck goes all the way around the house.

There is also a skylight for looking at the stars at night.

Here is a look from top to bottom.  The center post will be removed when the roof is finished.

George has fitted the skylight with pieces of plexiglass.

The treehouse is not too far from the big house, just at the edge of the woods.

20 thoughts on “The Treehouse

  1. Charles Chapman July 15, 2018 / 10:22 pm

    Looks like Milwaukee tools project. So cool.


    • Dinata Misovec July 15, 2018 / 10:53 pm

      Yep, he designs tools by day and uses them by night. Probably not the same tools though! I love the treehouse and had hoped that it would be ready for me to sleep in on this visit. I guess it is ready enough as long as it doesn’t rain. His design is (intentionally) reminiscent of the Chesapeake Bay screwpile lighthouses.


  2. Barbara Sheldon July 15, 2018 / 10:44 pm

    Love the treehouse, looks bigger than your mobile home. Your videos from yesterday won’t play. I tried from your blog page and by pasting the youtube link into my browser. Looks like you’re having a nice visit. The boys are SO BIG.

    Barbara Sheldon


    • Dinata Misovec July 15, 2018 / 10:56 pm

      I don’t get it; they played for me when I tested them. The boys are getting big. Owen lost his first tooth yesterday. The second will be any time now – the two lower center front teeth.


    • Dinata Misovec July 17, 2018 / 10:03 pm

      We adults are probably more excited about it than the boys are.


      • pensitivity101 July 18, 2018 / 7:25 am

        Just shown Hubby your post and he loves the design! Just imagine lying under the stars………….


      • Dinata Misovec July 18, 2018 / 12:03 pm

        The design is based on the screwpile lighthouses on the Chesapeake Bay (east coast US). Search Thomas Point Light to see the inspiration. The Drum Point light is at the marine museum near our home, where my daughter grew up. I suppose that is the specific inspiration.


      • pensitivity101 July 18, 2018 / 12:04 pm

        Thank you for the info. I’ve passed it across!


    • Dinata Misovec July 16, 2018 / 11:33 pm

      I want one too, but we don’t have any trees big enough to hold one. I wonder if they are allowed in our community!

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  3. takinbetz July 16, 2018 / 11:36 am

    Looks like a Yurt without the canvas. Is this going to be your guest room?? It would be really, really cool!!! Presently camping with Lady V in Fletcher. Loving grandchildren. Have fun!!


    • Dinata Misovec July 16, 2018 / 11:32 pm

      I hope to sleep in it sometime, but am not sure if Andy can make it up the ladder.


  4. Jane Wilmer July 16, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    looks good!

    Sent from my iPad



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