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Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

Theresa and David, a couple from Wisconsin, were sitting in their backyard one day looking out into their property and noticed that their favorite tree was starting to die. It was an enormous elm tree in the center of their yard. The tree had succumbed to Dutch Elm Disease, which was killing the branches of the tree one by one. The tree was still very solid at the base and the larger branches were still very strong so they decided to create something very special to enjoy. They cut off the dead branches and were left with what looked like a giant stump with limbs climbing into the sky. It wasn’t the prettiest site but they had plans to make it nothing short of magical. With a lot of research and the help of their friends they undertook a project that stunned everyone. Take a look.

Theresa and David worked closely with their friends to come up with the perfect design. Every detail had to be perfect.

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

After their ideas had culminated into one perfect plan, David got to work on the drawings.

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

With their plan set in place, they got to work by building a frame around the once massive elm tree.

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

During their free time, they gathered materials and started to shape their vision with skill and hard work.

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

Their friends offered their talents and wanted to be a part of the build. After all, they would be using it as well.

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

With the base built, they had a platform to work from so they could safely reach the top of the tree.

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

Their measurements would have to be perfect if this was going to line up with the rest of the project.

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

Yes that’s a second level being built high up in the limbs of the elm.

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

Theresa started working on decorations and things to make this structure feel less rugged and more comfortable.

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

A view from the top.

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

With the main frame completed and the walls standing, they were tired but not quite finished. Now it was time for the finish work.

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

Including a very detailed roof. They didn’t want it to look brand new though so they aged the boards or used reclaimed wood where possible.

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

Inside, Theresa and her friends started to add a personal touch to the structure.

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

These guys know exactly what they’re doing. I’m impressed so far!

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

On the first level, they hung antique jars turned into lights. Built a table and used the cut branches as stools.

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

Inside they hung a giant chandelier made from collected antlers around the area. The windows were cut around the branches making the elm a focal point like it was before it was hit with Dutch elm disease.

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

Here is a view looking down from the spacious loft

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

They have an adult tree house unlike any other and enjoy spending time with their friends each evening in this gorgeous place right in their back yard.

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

What more could you ask for in a quiet getaway place?

Couple Builds Epic 2-Story Treehouse After Their Favorite Tree Started To Die

If I could have a treehouse in my backyard I’d like to think it would look something a lot like this. This is one of the most comfortable tree houses I’ve ever seen. I think they balanced the elements of nature with the comforts of home perfectly. The unique lighting brings it all together and accents the yard perfectly. This place stands out but is by no means an eye sore. Good job Theresa and David, I love what you’ve done with the place.

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