World’s Strangest

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Swiss Family Robinson Tree Found

Illustrator Kevin Kidney once reminisced about the wonderful tree that was the center of the Disney film The Swiss Family Robinson. One of his readers responded by not only tracking down the location of the tree, but taking several pictures of it as well! “Kevin, I stumbled upon your post of March this year “Some Really [...]

Three Divinely-Inspired Backyards

They say God works in mysterious ways — and if you look at the things these three men have created in their backyards, a result, each says, of divine inspiration, it seems mysterious indeed. John Hudgens recently visited Horace Burgess’ massive treehouse in Crossville, Tennessee — he writes, “He says that God told him “If [...]

Fantastically Imaginative Playhouses

When I was a kid, I longed for a simple treehouse to play in. But the playhouses featured on Web Urbanist put my childhood fantasies to shame. The post has every type of possible playhouse, from realistic, scaled-down houses to cartoon-styled buildings to castles and pirate ships. Of course, only the wealthiest 1% of America could [...]

The Greatest Treehouse in the World

Photo: ZuZu Top Horrace Burgess of Crossville, Tennessee built a treehouse 97 feet tall. Its 8,000 square feet of floor space is spread over 11 stories. The house is built around a tree 80 feet high and 12 feet wide at the base, so much of the structure extends well beyond the tree itself. A building of [...]

Tower Made of Living Trees

Architects from the University of Stuttgart in Germany constructed a treehouse with a difference. The nine meter tall structure is made from living trees! Some of the hundreds of White Willow trees are planted in the ground; others are in containers. They are all expected to grow together into one giant plant. The experimental tower [...]