Did you ever have a tree house?

Centralia, Missouri
May 8, 2016 12:29pm CST
I love watching that one show on, I think, Nat Geo maybe, about building tree houses. These aren't those kinds some had as a kid (which I wanted and never could have despite having the trees for it, living on a county park), some of these are homes one would be proud to live in. They can even have plumbing making fake tree trunks to hide the pipes and spanning multiple trees. I actually think I would love that, so maybe some day, if I do the tiny house thing, I will have a tree house. Of course i have dogs, so it would have to have some kind of ramp up, oh maybe a drawbridge! Did you have a treehouse growing up? I am not even sure I have ever known someone with one.
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@much2say (40842)
• United States
8 May 16
I've always wanted a treehouse! We didn't have any big enough trees at our house to do that, but I did build a makeshift one out of wood palettes (but that was on the ground).
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@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
8 May 16
Phantoms place could be one of interest Let us try befriending him or diana or even rex
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
we had a playhouse, but I never felt it was the same.
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@much2say (40842)
• United States
12 May 16
@Jessicalynnt I know - it'd be cool to be atop of a tree, where you can lookout down below and have "a view".
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@JolietJake (51067)
• United States
8 May 16
As a matter of fact, yes. Nice one, too. Large enough for 6 teenage kids comfortably, had a shingled sloping roof, lock on the door, lights (with a switch by the door) powered by a car battery, and I ran 200 feet of speaker wire through the treeline to my house and had it attached to my stereo there. It was quite the place, and I and a few neighbors (and assorted hangers-on) had some good times there for a few years.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
I am super jealous right now, that sounds amazing
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@topffer (36634)
• Singapore, Singapore
8 May 16
I would have loved to have one, but it was not easy as I grow up in Paris, and trees were absent in my street.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
oh paris! See now there is somewhere i have always wanted to see.
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• United States
8 May 16
I lived in the city growing up - and tree houses were for boys out in the country.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
Ive only lived in a city for short periods of time and never in a fun part, like over shops near the active areas, just in dumpy complexes
• United States
10 May 16
@Jessicalynnt I lived in cities until we moved south 16 years ago.
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 May 16
@AbbyGreenhill i mostly have lived out in the country or in rural towns
@akalinus (22903)
• United States
8 May 16
My brothers had a tree house but we all went up in it. No plumbing or anything fancy, it probably would be condemned by code enforcement today. The dog even climbed the ladder, she did not want to be left behind.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
I didn't know dogs could climb ladders. She could get down too?
@akalinus (22903)
• United States
9 May 16
@Jessicalynnt I don't remember how she got down but this dog climbed ladders. I wish I could find the picture of her on the ladder. Maybe, my brother has it.
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@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
9 May 16
Just thinking what happened to my response to this discussion? Must be me pressing some wrong buttons on the android Will have to think and recall what I had replied out last time I was here.... okay, It will be tough so let me skip[ trying to think and bother my brains and write something fresh two years back, my landlady's daughter and granddaughter (aged 4 then) had come to India and visited their family here. They stay in Johannesburg, SA. The house we stay in is on the first floor and as the ladies who own this place love trees, plants and flowers, fruits, they have some trees (6 or 7) around in the campus. The cute kid when came upstairs, she was all happy about the greenery around. Her momma said to her that this is the tree house. That was the first time I realized and heard anyone talking of Tree Houses beyond the Phantom Comics I mentioned on @much2say. Your description of the tree house(s) makes me interested. I dont know at the moment, if that would be worth an experience and if I would love to spend all my life in one, but for sure, a few days of holidaying is something I would very much look forward to.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
some are actually just little platforms in trees, some are like childrens playhouses in trees and some are actual homes in trees1
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@Inlemay (17164)
• South Africa
12 May 16
we did as children - my brother and sister used to smoke in it and I had to keep Cavie (watch) They were terribly naughty the two of them!
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• Centralia, Missouri
12 May 16
lol, the sneaky smoke house?
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@Inlemay (17164)
• South Africa
12 May 16
@Jessicalynnt my mom got wiff ot their shenanigans and gave me chores then raided their hideout - I was allowed to clean it once in a while - it was even featured in a Local News Paper as the Tree House of the neighbourhood.
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• Centralia, Missouri
12 May 16
@Inlemay sounds fun, not the chores but the rest of it, lol
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@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
8 May 16
I love to watch that too. See what they are able to do. I never had a tree house. My one next door neighbor did and let me get up in it once as I recall. I was a tree climber like my mom. She broke her arm once jumping off a roof. She was such an adventurer.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
They make some beyond amazing ones, with little safe wood stoves and bathrooms and everything
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@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
10 May 16
@Jessicalynnt .....Probably made a hold new producing company for these things.
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@kevin1877uk (36985)
8 May 16
No we never did the garden was tiny.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
We had acres, but they weren't ours, but the goverments, as we lived on a county park. Sad because then we weren't allowed a dog or things like treehouses
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@kevin1877uk (36985)
9 May 16
@Jessicalynnt Oh dear, no I live in a small town, it would have been nice to have grow up in the countryside.
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@ricki_911 (20073)
• Toronto, Ontario
8 May 16
Yes, I had one growing up my Dad and an uncle built it.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
jealous! Did you play in it a lot?
@ricki_911 (20073)
• Toronto, Ontario
9 May 16
@Jessicalynnt Yes, and they still have it standing although the door is in bad shape. But they are keeping it for the grandkids to play in .
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@JudyEv (141451)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 May 16
A friend of ours had a very substantial tree-house when he was young. He and a group of his teenage friends built a beauty.
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• Centralia, Missouri
14 May 16
If I had a tree good enough for one, I might try and build one
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@valmnz (13178)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
No, I never had a tree house and I don't think I'm quite the kind for living in a tree.
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 May 16
what about for a place to write relax and read?
• Preston, England
9 May 16
I never got to play in one - I have seen a few since growing up though
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
I so rarely see them, despite being in areas that have enough trees one would think they'd be all over!
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@rusty2rusty (6765)
• Defiance, Ohio
8 May 16
I never had a tree house when I was growing up. I always wanted one. Since we lived surrounded by woods. A tree house would of been a dream come true.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
we did too, but it wasn't our land so no treehouse. It would have rocked
@Susan2015 (22171)
• United States
8 May 16
No we never had one of those. Not enough trees on the street.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
we had trees in spades, just didnt own rights to em. sadly
@Tampa_girl7 (27483)
• United States
8 May 16
We had playhouses that daddy built.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
We had a playhouse my great grandpa built. it fell apart, but I think mom still has the furniture. little woodend play stove and fridge. it was really advanced for the time, way before the now plastic versions of the same one can buy
@marlina (80526)
• Canada
8 May 16
I would have loved to have a tree house. My Dad was a house builder but he never built us a tree house.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
kinda sad that we weren't able to have them. this is something I swear that some day, I will have
@Teep11 (7280)
• United States
8 May 16
I never had a tree house but I've always been fascinated with them. I would watch them create them on television and it would be amazing to have one. Some look better than homes. I see why you're also interested in tree houses.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
right? I could see living in one. or one that perhaps had rooms in different trees with bridges between. this might stink in bad weather though lol
@Corbin5 (122551)
• United States
8 May 16
We never had a treehouse growing up, but what fun that would have been!
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
I can only imagine! I would like to think I would have been in mine tons
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@cpefley (1699)
• Hemet, California
8 May 16
I was always jealous of the kids that had treehouses when I was a kid. I would love to build a grown up treehouse lol.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
I didnt know any, but those that existed that had them, I sure was too. And I would so love my own now