How Tree Houses Work

How Tree Houses Work: Author’s Note

Did you know that Roman emperor Caligula had a tree house? Neither did I, and when I discovered that during my tree house research, I was immediately convinced I should book a stay at the Out 'n About Treesort Tree House Hotel in Oregon as a test-run for having a tree house of my very own. Adult-sized tree houses? Sign me up. What was most interesting about the tree house assignment wasn't just the idea of adult-sized tree houses, though. Identifying which tree (or trees) to build a tree house in, from its health to its branches and overall placement always seemed the most important, and most special part, in my tree house-building imagination, but while writing this piece, the construction of the structure is what impressed me the most. Tree houses with fireplaces and running water -- welcome to your treetop house.


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