Thursday, July 3, 2008

10 Acre Woods

What do you do when you have 10-acres of wooded land, two little girls that love the outdoors, and a guy that's never going to grow up (if he can help it)?

You play.

When I was child, that is - before I started looking like an adult, I dreamt of treehouses in the woods where I could hide, read, play, and just sit and think. When I purchased this land many years ago, one of the prerequisite characteristics of the land was to have a stream, a place for trails, and trees that could support rope swings and tree houses. This land met all of those criteria.

With a little help from my friends, I've even put in this nifty fire ring in a clearing behind my house.

As for the treehouse, I started it back in December of 2007. How high is it? Well, it's about 24 feet from the creek that runs beneath it to the floor of the treehouse. Notice my two girls playing in the creek under the treehouse. Unfortunately, I didn't take any photos during the early construction phase.

Apart from a few hours of help in putting the floor joists in, I built this entire structure alone.

Many thanks to Kelly who gave me her used fence boards as siding for my home away from home.

1 comment:

Rod Adams said...


Thank you for sharing the descriptive story of your woods, creek, fire ring and tree house. Sounds like a little slice of heaven.