01-18-2013 03:31 PM
I think I want one. I might build one this Spring. I'm being serious here.
01-18-2013 03:35 PM
01-18-2013 03:57 PM
Nope. I grew up in a newly built subdivision where all the old trees had been knocked down to make way for the houses. Scorch the earth, build the homes, and plant new tiny little trees. That's how they rolled back then.
Of course now the neighborhood is full of big old trees, but I don't live there.
01-18-2013 03:58 PM
we built one out in the woods back in 6th grade. but some older kids came and tore it down. so we stole their bikes and threw them in a swamp.
01-18-2013 04:00 PM
In the ghetto we just had a hole in the ground with an old door laying over the top. We ate mustard sandwiches and dreamed of being Flamencology one day.
01-18-2013 04:24 PM
not as a kid, but i built a version of this recently (assuming the link will show)
a treeless tree house if the link doesn't work. i built it to hold the screen for my outdoor home theater project, so i didn't make much more than the frame work (mostly to keep neighborhood kids from using it when i'm not at home), but i can just add the decking and the ladder up and it's useable.
01-18-2013 04:33 PM
not a "tree" house, but we built "forts" out in the woods.....like little cabins. fun stuff
01-18-2013 04:35 PM
01-18-2013 04:52 PM
Yep, but it was a couple of planks nailed into a tree. Got older and we dug a deep long pit in the woods, covered it with branches, old plywood and finally a layer of dirt and leaves. It had a fire place and a trap door to get in. It was party central for a couple winters. Much better than standing out in the ice, snow and wind. Once I got a car, that was the end of tree forts and bunkers.
01-18-2013 05:52 PM
Yes, we had a couple, We also built camps with logs one with lumber. We spent a lot of time in the woods and my parents never worried we would get lost. We did get turned around once or twice but found our way again in a few minutes.
01-18-2013 06:38 PM
01-19-2013 12:45 AM
Nah we just climbed trees and sat in the branches. We did have a 'cave' though. It was really just a hollow in a steeply sloping mud and sandstone wooded area that we hollowed out about a foot deeper.
01-19-2013 12:46 PM
When I was 14 my dad bought me a 63 Ford Econline Van to mess around with. I drove it around on our property like other kids would ride a go-cart, except I could take friends. It was my camp ground on wheels which I had a lot of fun with.
01-19-2013 03:26 PM - edited 01-19-2013 03:34 PM
No tree house, I had a rock.
It's better than it sounds though - it was a great rock. It was big and had different little nooks and crannies, one could be the captains seat, one was engineering, one was the helm, etc. All the kids on my street loved to play on my rock.
01-20-2013 06:31 AM
My friend had a tree house. It was basically a few old boards nailed into a big willow. A rope for swinging.
These tree houses that people put up for their kids nowadays are too much. No wonder kids are screwed up.
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