That’s One Impressive Treehouse

That’s One Impressive Treehouse

Horace Burgess's Treehouse (Image courtesy Dornob)
By Andrew Liszewski

Think you had the world’s greatest treehouse as a kid? Well this guy’s got you beat. Horace Burgess’s treehouse is located somewhere near Crossville, Tennessee and stands over 97-feet tall thanks to the 80-foot white oak tree it was built around which also happens to be about 12-feet in diameter at its base. It has 11 floors, somewhere in the neighborhood of 8,000 to 10,000 square feet, a miniature basketball court and is held together by roughly 258,000 nails. If you can think of a better way to spend $12,000, I’d like to hear it.

Horace Burgess's Treehouse (Image courtesy USA Today)

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19 thoughts on “That’s One Impressive Treehouse”

  1. I've had a fascination with this stuff since I was a tike. (I don't think I've ever used the word “tike” in my entire life). Anyway, I really get a charge out of this and remember a couple of cabins/treehouses I've built in my younger days.

  2. You have to believe in the divine keeping the code inspectors away from this beautiful monstrosity! I especially love the basketball court/sanctuary – my church used to be a skating rink lol

  3. Childhood dream come true – heck I would move into such house any day, even now, given the chance. I am wondering though, could it be the same Burgess as the one from all the radio prank-calls, wouldn't that be a divine coincidence?

  4. Through the links I found the whole flickr gallery for this and thought that even though it was huge and awesome, its not as cool as the swiss family treehouse. its very run down and rusty inside and doesnt have any cool ''Gadgets'' such as the water pump system or even a simple pulley elevator.

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