It is really not a real tree house. That is kind of hard to build and the boy's Mother did not trust any of us to do it. In fact it is based on the sort of deer stand that people around here build. Like those things it sits in the middle of a field, or to the back of a field. It is perched about ten feet above the ground on a little tower. In fact the tower is made out of old telephone poles. I got the wood, some shutters, the windows and doors from D H Griffith's. They are a demolition place and scrap yard. They are in fact one of the biggest in the country and they tear up all sorts of stuff and salvage what they can. I will drop by there on occasion and see if they have anything that I can use on the job. Of course you could do all sorts of stuff with all of that.
The boys are helping me out a little and of course Jackie is big enough to do a lot of the job himself. His mother would not let him do any of it unsupervised, but she is too protective in my opinion. At any rate it is going to take a couple of weekends, but we will have it looking like a tree house by the end of this one. The roof is already built and on the floor, but I need to borrow a tractor from the farmer down the street to put it up. He will help me out no problem and with his tractor I can build the parts on the ground and then lift them up in to the place where they belong. He has a huge tractor and an excavator arm.