You Call This A Tree House?


When John Peterson promised his two kids a tree house, he had no intention of building them a luxurious 200 sq ft mansion. But one thing led to another and his plans and aspirations got bigger and voila - three years later, the Peterson kids have a tree house that is turning into a tourist destination in the town of Onalaska, Wisconsin.

The two-storey house has everything a kid (or even an adult could ever dream of). Instead of a rope ladder, this mansion can be entered via a spiral staircase, and that is just the beginning. Inside, is a trap door and two loft rooms connected by a swing bridge. There are real doors and windows and even two skylights, and if you need more fresh air, a deck you can hang out on.

Having a sleepover? - No problem, the tree house is connected to electricity and has eight lights and eight power outlets, just in case you want to bring along that Game Boy or Nintendo DS. The only thing missing? - Running water - but showers are so over-rated anyway!

And John did want to connect the tree house to the water supply. However, his wife Sue, who has been watching John work on this project for the last three years, thought that was going overboard and put a stop to it.

John admits that he did get a little carried away, but the house is so much fun, that it was worth the effort.


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  • hermionie_g
    hermionie_gThursday, February 1, 2018 at 9:36 am
    SOOOO cool!
    • BLOOPMonday, October 23, 2017 at 5:17 pm
      ??????????? impossible just cant be real!
      • PMC Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:18 pm
        Thats really crazy like who would spend that much time on a tree when you could get a mansion like what
        • BobTuesday, January 19, 2016 at 2:12 pm
          wow just wow Mommy!!!!! i want it
          • smartpup123
            smartpup123Monday, January 18, 2016 at 4:54 am
            • 1122swag
              1122swagWednesday, January 13, 2016 at 9:17 am
              Awesome I want a tree house mansion
              • CoolWednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:40 am
                • HiWednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:22 am
                  Ominous have datcool
                  • vollyballa
                    vollyballaTuesday, January 5, 2016 at 11:31 am
                    OMG that is so cool
                    • greenbean
                      greenbeanFriday, December 11, 2015 at 8:53 am
                      OMG OMG OMG AEESOMEEEEEEEE