ďItís not so much a tree house as a cottage on stiltsď,
Tereasa says. ďItís four telephone posts, set six feet into
the ground into concrete pilings, surrounding a tree. We
built it to be as sturdy as our city house.Ē
The materials they used arenít just run-of-the-mill two-by-fours, either.
The windows are vintage, and most of the wood is reclaimed. Some from a
dilapidated dairy barn near the property, the rest from a demolished Chicago
bungalow, sourced from the ReBuilding Exchange.
Once the treehouse structure was built (It took about a years worth of
sometimes 15-hour long weekend days to complete it), Tereasa and her friend,
Angela, went to work on the interior- furnishing it minimalistically, but
cozily, with found and vintage pieces.
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