It Takes Six Trees To Support This 100-Foot Tall Treehouse

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We thought that Wisconsin resident John Peterson had gone overboard when he spent three years building his kids a 200 square foot treehouse. However, Mr. Peterson's treehouse pales in comparison to the one built by Tennessee resident Horace Burgess, who spent 11 years building this 10,000 square foot, 10-story tree-structure that he believes (and nobody is arguing), is the world's biggest!

The ordained minister who began this amazing endeavor in Crossville in 1993, says he was inspired by a vision from god, telling him he would never run out of materials if he embarked on the project. As it turns out, that proved to be true, given that the entire structure, which is now his primary home, has been built using reclaimed wood and recycled materials. Over the years, Mr. Burgess has spent a total of just 12,000 USD on this 100 ft tall structure - Most of it, on the 258,000 nails he used to put it together.

Nestled atop six trees, the treehouse that looks more like a mansion, features numerous rooms, a spiral staircase, walkways, balconies and even, a mini basketball court. For his 11th wedding anniversary, Mr. Burgess constructed a special penthouse tower for his wife, which is decorated with chimes made from recycled oxygen acetylene bottles, that weigh 5,700 pounds. So is Mr. Burgess finally done? Only time will tell!

Resources: Gizmondo.com, dailymail.co.uk, inhabitat.com

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  • shivi483
    shivi483over 6 years
    I don't make tree houses I would rather say for young kids but that one is the biggest I ever seen once I went on one almost fell lucky holder something few
    • Tree housesover 6 years
      hey man nice tree house maybe you can join me on tree house masters... And puggiewuggiecuttie I like your name but they arnt wasting trees they will re grow unless you are building it in the amizon forest. Deforestation has been going on for fifty years! Crazy right?!?
      • iikattastic
        iikattasticover 6 years
        wait...... SO THEY WASTED TREES??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG THOSE PEOPLE
        • 3214over 6 years
          Sweet
          • 3214over 6 years
            I want the same one
            • Coopalmost 7 years
              Cool
              • Billy Bobalmost 7 years
                Awesome
                • rhiannonhayesmcqueen
                  rhiannonhayesmcqueenalmost 7 years
                  WOW, he really did something with his life⛪️/🏢
                  • annieaamot
                    annieaamotalmost 7 years
                    hi i like the vido its so cool
                  • 090509
                    090509almost 7 years
                    that is like so totaly cool
                    • SELENA GOMEZalmost 7 years
                      wow what a thought,IMPRESSIVE