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10 treehouses that aren't just for kids

Divine Blueprints
Crossville, Tennessee

Everyone has his or her calling. Landscape architect and self-taught carpenter Horace Burgess's came from on high. He began this elaborate structure after "receiving a revelation from God." The 100-foot-tall, ten-story treehouse—complete with a third-story sanctuary/basketball court—won the Guinness World Record for largest treehouse in 2012.

10 treehouses that aren't just for kids

Rustic treehouses have always been great playrooms for the kids, but the old scrap-lumber-platform construction just won't do for adults. When it comes to grown-up getaways, it has to be luxe. Running water, fairytale views, and "Swiss Family Robinson" architecture are practically required. To show you what we mean, This Old House has assembled outdoor escapes that prove that when your home among the limbs is this fancy, climbing up a tree doesn't have to mean roughing it. | By Elizabeth Lilly, This Old House Online

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