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Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House

What is something you always dreamed of as a child? Well, be ready to get super jealous.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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It all started with a tree and a vision.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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The property is situated on a hillside. There was an existing deck (barely visible on the right) 26 feet from the tree (the branches on the left), with a gravel access road in between

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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First he had to build a bridge. He poured concrete post foundations 4 feet deep and 1 foot wide and set post anchors into the wet concrete. The supporting framework was built with pressure treated 4×6’s and lots of brackets and lag screws.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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You can really see the height difference compared to the other side. He had to pour a quite large concrete foundation for this side, which is visible in later pictures.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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A finished bridge to his house!

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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He used disassembled wine barrels as balusters, being as we are in wine country

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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Here you can see the concrete foundation I mentioned earlier. The base of the foundation is 5 feet long, 2 feet wide, and 4 foot under ground. The supporting pillars are reinforced with 5/8” rebar, as well as the foundation.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
Treehouse

He had to special order two 4” x 10” x 24′ pressure treated beams to build the bridge on. He worked alone and these beams are big and heavy, but a couple of ropes and pulleys helped him lift and position each beam. The bridge is tall enough for vehicles to pass under.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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The beams are pressure treated 4×6’s on sliding beam brackets. The hoist you can see in the top right quickly became his favorite piece of equipment during the construction process.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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Decking boards attached. The deck was originally 12 feet wide by 16 feet long. HE extended the end to make the final deck 12′ x 18′.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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Deck finished.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
Treehouse
Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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Framing begins! The tree house itself is 8 feet wide by 12 feet long. The over-sized deck gives a two foot walkway around the tree house, although dodging some branches is required.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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Framing finished and ready for sheathing.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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Sheathing, weatherproofing, and windows installed.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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Here the trim has been installed and the cedar siding is starting to go up. The tree branches could not be built into the tree house to prevent insects and the weather from getting in, so some evasive framing had to be done, as you can see the branch on the left.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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He added an entry way over hang for aesthetics.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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All cedar siding is up and the outside is finished! Now onto the inside.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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The floor, ceiling, and all walls are insulated and covered with osb

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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All trim installed.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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The finish material is pine shiplap planks.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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Did I mention the tree house has electricity, water, phone, cable, internet, and in-wall speaker wiring?

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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The finished product.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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Absolutely amazing, huh?

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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And of course the view.

Man Builds Epic Treehouse With A Bridge To His House
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How amazing is this treehouse? At first I had no idea what he was building or what he had in mind, but as I paid more and more attention, I realized it’s probably one of the most epic tree houses I’ve ever seen.

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