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How Would You Like Living in this 25′ High Treehouse

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Meet Barron Harrington. He’s a retired man who decided to build a treehouse 25 feet into the air in his backyard.

He wanted to do it without injuring the tree and with a small footprint. So he went with a simple 8′ by 10′ design. You can see a sketch of the floor plan below.

Barron said he’d always wanted to have a treehouse since he was a kid, so he took action towards making this dream come true and I’m excited to add his little backyard dwelling to our treehouses section here on Tiny House Talk.

As he got into it, he realized how challenging the project actually was. To get up into the house, he thought about all the different ways to get up there from a ladder to a hand-cranked elevator. He decided to keep it simple and continue using the ladder.

He uses the tiny house just as an extra room where he can read, relax, and sleep. When he first started designing he thought he would add a little kitchen and desk but he has since decided to keep it simple.

So inside you’ll just find a canopy bed where you can throw a mosquito net over it to protect you from the bugs. He’s also got a lightning rod installed on the top mostly for peace of mind. “It turns out that I use it mostly for sleeping,” says Harrington.

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Barron Harringtons Treehouse on SpacesTV

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Watch the video tour and listen to what Barron has to say in this interesting interview below:

Floor Plan of Barron's 8x10 Treehouse

Photo Credit SpacesTV on YouTube

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • KimiErin
    July 6, 2012, 1:23 pm

    that’s really sweet that he gets to live out his childhood dream. I would love to wake up to that in the morning.. or just take a nap. The ladder freaks me out a bit though, what if it fell over while he was in the treehouse?

  • sunshineandrain
    January 11, 2013, 11:16 pm

    Love your treehouse.

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