What started out as a weekend project with a couple of 2 x 4’s and a piece of plywood ended in a magnificent 4-level treehouse built in and amongst a triangle of Sweet Gum trees. In 2002, I worked every day with my Simpsons co-worker, Michael Mahan to build the 250 square foot treehouse that has a different look on every level.
The first floor has a country feel including a “talk tube” to communicate between the 1st and 3rd floors. A large sweeping stairway leads to the 2nd floor which is a whimsical version of an old European cottage.
Entrance to the 3rd and 4th levels is by a secret hidden doorway. Those floors have a Polynesian feel including a wooden bucket pulled up by a ship’s wheel that lifts supplies for the refrigerator! It’s illuminated by 17 small fixtures in tiki torches & coconut shells, which makes for many enchanted evenings.
The 4th floor crow’s nest is 30 feet up and offers views of the surrounding mountains.
Here’s the treehouse and the girls all decked out for the holidays.