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July 16, 2012

10 Things I’d love to have in my backyard.

Treehouse Porn.

Treehouse Point in Fall City, Washington.

Americans love to assuage boredom by spending money on our backyards. It’s a little silly, and selfish. But…I’m not immune: I’d like a basketball hoop. I’d like a koi pond. I’d like a buried custom hot tub. I’d like a chicken coop (only now, I’m veganboy). I’d like a pool. I’d like a mom-in-law house for, well my mom. I’d like a big old rusted wrought iron fence, but I’d still like a way for the deer to come on in and wander around, as they like to do (haven’t figured that one out, yet).

And, I’d like a treehouse.

Good thing I don’t yet have the dough fro all this silliness: better, I think, to keep things simple, and enjoy the great world outside of my home, more.

Love how low-down and connected up this one is:

Source: southernlivinghouseplans.com via Tammy on Pinterest

“Rather than let a storied Wisconsin getaway fade into the forest, a Chicago couple bought Camp Wandawega and set out to rebuild the rundown property as a vision of what summer camp used to be.”

 

Use re-used materials! 

DIY:

Like how light-on-the-tree this one appears to be:

Bonus round: other things I’d love to have in my backyard.

 

Dining table, work table, fresh tablecloths and (organic) garden:

But let’s remember: it’s not merely what we have: it’s who we are, and who we have to share what we are and have with.

A helpful slideshow of the process:

I built this treehouse for my daughter.

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