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I WANT A TREE-HOUSE

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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?

 

 

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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

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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...

 

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...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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Re: Always Loved Tree Houses, All My Life

 

Originally posted by KaBar

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.

 

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.

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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

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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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Hell yeah,

we had tons of tree platforms in a field next to our house, we also built underground forts which were basically big holes with plywood and dirt covering it... shit had carpet inside and was plushed out for a 7 year old kid.

 

As part of an art project, me and a friend are going to be building a whole series of treehouses around southern california in January, maybe I will post their locations on here when were done if anyones interested in checking em out.

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some of those houses look intense. they look like mad tree houses. i never had one but i always had a fort or a cubby house in the park across the road from me. those were fun

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Originally posted by AeRoSoL JuNkiE

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.

 

ouch!!!

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Dahighlifdhl

 

I knew some guy once that lived somewhere close to the South Bronx. He told me that when he was a kid that he and his friends used to play "fort" in a basement of a building that had been torn down. Part of the basement was full of debris, but there was a stairwell that they excavated and it led to a portion of the basement that was not full of dirt and masonry and stuff. So essentially, they had a small underground club house, in the middle of several square blocks of wrecked-down foundations and vacant lots.

 

I see an urban landscape as one in which there may be no trees per se, but there are still lots of possibilities. When I was a kid, we roamed all over Houston looking for possibilities like this. One of our best finds was the Rice University steam tunnels. We loved exploring them.

 

I went down to Lowe's Building Supplies a few years ago and bought a really cool book about building Garden Sheds and Garages. Simple, shed-like buildings that anybody could manage to build. I would love to build what we call a "stilt house" or a "beach house" down here. People often build them on property that has a tendency to frequently flood down here. Sometimes they attach their stairs to a floatable dock, so if their land floods, they can still reach the house by boat. Cool, eh? Lots of people who live along the Trinity River and the Sabine River on both the Texas side and the Louisiana side live in stilt houses, usually built up on creosoted telephone poles about fifteen feet or so.

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