eat your heart out, swiss family robinson.

this weekend, we met brads parents and brother in crossville, tennessee at the largest treehouse in the world for a play date, adult style.  this treehouse was started in 1993 and eleven years later the roof was on, it is really a marvel of talent and is free to play in for as long as you would like.  and really a site to see.













if you live with in driving distance to crossville, tennessee - it really is worth the drive.  and if are part monkey, which i had an inkling brad was, and he confirmed it there, it is even more appealing.
here's some facts about the treehouse:
-built around an 80 ft. white oak with six other supporting trees
-100 ft. to top from lowside
-98 steps to the top
-estimated 8,000-10,000 square feet
-horace (the builder) has put in 236 days and four hours of personal time over eleven years
-a chainsaw was used for all cuts

note:  i would not recommend it for small children, and not for the elderly.  although there are picnic table on the site and a fun swing if you want to keep your feet planted firmly on the ground.

p.s.  also, i did not graffiti my name as you see above.  another jessica did, shame on her.  and my handwriting is much better than that...and i probably would have drawn a flower.  geez.

have you been?  or seen anything like this?  cool, huh?

6 comments:

Brooke said...

Those are some REALLY COOL pictures. Looks like such a sweet building!

jessica dukes said...

it was really cool! i maybe should have rethought the whole dress and sandals thing, but whatever! :-)

Briana@SweetCGrace said...

I added this to my places to visit this summer! How cool is that?

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

That is so neat!!! Swiss Family Robinson was one of my fave movies when I was little!

jessica dukes said...

let me know when you go. it's really neat and right off the interstate! we ate at a restaurant called the brass latern when we left. it was good too!

jessica dukes said...

it WAS so neat! mine too!

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