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WHAT IS A TREEHOUSE?
FROM: Wikipedia: A tree house, tree fort or treeshed is a platform or building constructed around, next to or among the trunk or branches of one or more mature trees while above ground level. Tree houses can be used for recreation, work space, habitation, and observation. FineTreehouseBuilding: We would add "divination, rejuvination, meditation, and procreation" to the list of possible uses. Also we would note that to our way of thinking, a true treehouse is one that is supported by and or encompasses one or more trees into its interior space, or at least puts the occupant in friendly contact with a living tree and the larger the tree/s the sweeter the effect. What effect is that? It's a feng shui thing, really. There is something awesome about being immersed in the quiet flow of chi energy radiating from living trees that facilitates a peaceful, mindful state of being that promotes holistic health and wellbeing. It is not coincidental that some of the world's foremost spiritual leaders have sought the shelter of a tree or trees to connect with their higher power: e.g. Jesus praying in the "Garden of Gethsemane" which was an olive orchard at the foot of the Mount Of Olives; Buddha reaching enlightenment under the Bodhi tree; the Prophet comforting and embracing a date palm, etc. Trees are sacred to most all original peoples everywhere, and for good reason.
OUR DESIGN AND BUILD TEAM
That's a trick heading. folks, I, John Henry Lionheart, am a sole proprietor. I am licensed by the state of California to serve the citizenry as a "general contractor".
My state contractors license number is #539705. I do not have any employees at this time. When I have employees I gladly pay withholding tax and benefits, and I'm proud to do so. I believe in paying a living wage too. I've been an employee (and/or independent contractor) most of my working life and, I KNOW that having a responsible employer and legal employment is really where it's at for the good of the working man and the health of the nation. It's also a nightmare, poperwork wise, for a small time independent contractor. Some people make great effective bosses, but I'm not one of them. I love to design and build treehouses and other outdoor structures, but when I have employees I spend more time keeping my employees busy and doing paperwork than doing the kind of thoughtful design and fun building that I want to be doing. I usually find it more economical and much less aggravating just to struggle through and design and build a structure myself. It may take a little longer. Sorry about that. Here is my official resume.
MY CLOSING STATEMENTI love tree houses. I love being in nature, in a forest, in a comfortable relaxing environment, which to me can be found up in a treehouse. And I love building tree houses. I don't go in for way-high-in-the-sky, extreme treehouse type tree houses, I prefer to stick closer to the ground. And I've never lived in a hobbit house but would like to try that someday too. Contact me, we'll build one for you and one for me. I like being inside a structure that feels, looks, and has been organically constructed out of naturally grown non-toxic material, and assembled in a peaceful happy manner, by peaceful happy people, careful to sand off the pointy ends of trim pieces so to prevent splinters - this is not a guarantee you won't encounter one yourself, in an ouchy way - but i'll give you a piece of sandpaper when I'm done building, and show you how to use it. Remind me if I forget. Thanks! PS: And regarding the photo of me and me Mum up above us (she "passed" in April, 2018), I may technically work alone, but want to write that my mother, my muse and number one fan, is still very much with me and she is an excellent designer of treehouse and other interiors, including the interiors of children's minds. Have you ever noticed that there are hundreds of exterior photos of darling tree houses on the net, but interior photos to match are quite scarce. Not everywhere though. Check out our home page, scroll down, tell me what you see.
1) Trifold cedar door, Redwood Temple Treehouse, interior,
NOW IT'S POETRY TIME
"Just a little tree house,
Rope ladder trailing down.
Sitting in the oak tree,
Twenty feet off the ground.
Just some old boards nailed together,
On the branches way up high.
Through all kinds of Texas weather,
Underneath the Lonestar sky.
Spending the night up in the tree,
On some old wooden boards,
Sleeping rather peacefully,
Amidst the mosquito hordes.
Sounds in the night,
Sometimes kept us awake.
Our eyes filled with fright,
As we felt the tree shake.
It's still up there, high in the tree,
Falling apart now nail, by nail.
Getting ready to crumble, down,
In a south Texas gale.
The Tree House Poem (c) 2010 Juan Olivarez.
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