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I WANT A TREE-HOUSE

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by ETHREADZNY, Dec 22, 2002.

  1. ETHREADZNY

    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    NEVER HAD THE TREE TO BUILD ONE< BUT GOD HELP ME THE FIRST THING I AM DOING WHEN I START A FAMILY IS BUILDING A TREE_HOUSE.. THESE THINGS ARE SO DAMN COOL> WHO HAD ONE?


    HERE ARE SOME PICTURES...



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    [img]http://www.treehousefoundation.org/images/pic_170/09.jpg'>
     
  2. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    that was one of my favorite pastimes when i was a wee sprout.



    ahh.. memories of being a wee sprout... running around in abandoned lots.. breaking bottles on the cinderblock.. building forts.. chasing horny toads...getting goatheads in my tires....ahh sproutism..

    *sigh
     
  3. ETHREADZNY

    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    snow forts were the best. but once they were built, the neighborhood rugrats would dive in to it. ..
     
  4. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

    Treehouses are the best. Never got to build one though. I built a clubhouse with my cousins one summer. It was our season project, and we bought wood, nails, all that.

    Unfortunately once it was done, we tried to sleep in it that night. It was here we realized that we didn't build it big enough for the three of us to sleep side by side without being very cramped. Plus there was only one small window which made it very hot! It was cool for a while though...slanted roof and everything, looked like a chicken coop.

    Since it got no clubhouse use, it turned into a tool shed...then stripped the walls and it became a work bench...now it's a rottweiler's house.

    Not as advanced as any of these...

    http://www.cubbyhouse.com.au/images/colclb85large.jpg'>

    [img]http://www.cubbyhouse.com.au/images/colcl55large.jpg'>

    ...And every night, the monkey butlers will regale us with jungle stories.

    How many monkey butlers will there be?

    Well, one at first. But he'll train others.
     
  5. seven.13

    seven.13 Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 5, 2000 Messages: 3,572 Likes Received: 19
    one day ill have a treehouse villa...
    Like in hook ya know.
    eat papayas and mangoes all the time...
     
  6. jah

    jah Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 30, 2001 Messages: 2,705 Likes Received: 2
    in oregon theres a little place called "out n about" that is like a little lodging place but its all tree houses. its a real small place, probably about 5 or 6 tree houses, but its cool. i havent been there in years so i dont know whats happening now.
     
  7. KaBar

    KaBar Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2001 Messages: 1,397 Likes Received: 28
    Always Loved Tree Houses, All My Life

    We built lots of clubhouses and tree forts when I was a kid living in the South Park part of Houston. The area where a major Houston freeway passes through now (I-610 South Loop) was a huge open field with a small drainage bayou (Kuhlman's Gully) when I was a kid in the mid-to-late 1950's, and early 1960s.
    We also built a lot of rafts and "skiff"-like boats to try and float in the Gulley. Our most successful raft was built from two sheets of salvaged plywood, a frame of 2x4's from a building site and a whole bunch of empty one-gallon paint solvent cans with the lids screwed on tight. We attached the cans to the raft with a type of perforated steel banding called "plumber's tape."
    On rainy days, the Gully ran deep and pretty quickly, and we had to be careful not to get overturned or knocked off the raft, as it was imminently possible to be sucked into a storm culvert and drowned.

    I built a tree house for my daughter when she was eight, out of scrap lumber from junk pallets where I worked. We got several long pieces of equipment that were crated up, and I salvaged the long 2x4's and 2x6's out of the dumpster and used them to make a "floor spine" for the treehouse. It was 11-1/2" feet off the ground, 16' long, and about 6' wide at it's widest point. I floored it with 1x4's salvaged from lightweight pallets. I built a railing around it and a trap door, but I never got around to finishing out building a actual "house" part, so I guess it was really more of a tree "platform" than a tree house.

    She loved it though, and all the neighborhood boys thought it was great. I never quite found out why, but she stopped playing in the tree fort when she was about 11. I guess she discovered that "big girls" don't play in tree forts--it's not "cool." I tore it down when she was 13--it was getting kind of rotten and dangerous. You've got to keep them up for a tree house to be safe, and ours had termites.

    In the '60s in Hawaii there was an entire colony of hippies living in tree houses, and there was a guy in New York that built tree houses all over Central Park. He wrote a book, too--I think it was actually called "The King of Central Park" or something like that. He used mountaineering gear and climbing equipment to build tree houses that were about 30 feet up, in big, huge trees. One used climbing equipment to reach them.
     
  8. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,443 Likes Received: 191
    dude me and my friends built a tree house with planks going from tree to tree....it was dope when we would play capture the flag plus it doubled as the shag pad with the bitches back in 5th grade.......memories
     
  9. B_As_In_Bot

    B_As_In_Bot Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 7, 2000 Messages: 3,840 Likes Received: 11
    Ah yeah. My friend made a treehouse because he live up in the sticks. It had tarp for a roof. A million porn mags lying around - and a candle. Where he lives the cool whether keeps the beer nice and chilly. The memories are still there: My friend being pissed on from above and what not. The challenge of getting inside the house itself. And spraying cologne on eachother after smoking resin. Gettin' stoned in the treehouse. Good fun.
     
  10. AeRoSoL JuNkiE

    AeRoSoL JuNkiE Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 1, 2000 Messages: 2,505 Likes Received: 0
    My neighbor had a treehouse little....they had a metal bucket attached to a pulley so you could have someone put stuff in from the ground and you pull it up. Well one time the girl put something into the bucket and her brother was pulling it up, when all of the sudden it slipped and fell about 10 feet right onto her face...i thought that sucked.
     
  11. suburbian bum

    suburbian bum 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 14,673 Likes Received: 3
    My dad lived in a tree house in hawaii back in the 70s. It was pretty fucking nice and it was in the middle of the forest. They did not own the land It was government land. How cool is that?
     
  12. suburbian bum

    suburbian bum 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 14,673 Likes Received: 3
    Re: Always Loved Tree Houses, All My Life

    Yes this is what im talking about. It was on the island of kaui and i think near the town of laui or somthing that starts with an L. It was very dope.
     
  13. socrates

    socrates Guest

    Some con man in washington had like a 2 million dollar tree houde that he lived in before he got caught by the FBI....they said he was obsessed with making it bigger and more elaborate
     
  14. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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  15. sieb

    sieb New Jack

    Joined: Jul 27, 2001 Messages: 58 Likes Received: 0
    my dad never finished my playhouse, theyre was fours posts in the backyard for about 3 years. and then he finally took them out.
    The funnest I had as a child was building driftwood forts at the beach<-------- SO TIGHT

    Oh yeah that bank robber dude had seattleon lockdown a few thanksgivings ago, like helicopers flying over hella clsoe to the ground. they told people to stay inside, shit was crazy
     
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