Friends and acquaintances made fun of Horace Burgess, who firmly decided to move from the city to the tree.
The project captured all the attention of the man so much that he simply did not stop construction. And after 20 years his house occupied 10 floors, becoming the main attraction of the entire district.
The history of the construction of an unusual house began in 1993.
Horace decided not only to move to the tree himself, but also to create a sufficient number of rooms where anyone could find shelter.
The man had no architectural education, had no idea about fixing the structure, but he was helped by enthusiasm and involvement in the process.
For construction, Horace chose a site in the forest near the city of Crossville in Tennessee.
A year later, the man quit his main job and devoted all his time to the house. Horace used to hold the post of a high-ranking official and managed to save up an impressive amount for life.
The man picked a huge old oak as the basis of the house. Horace used only natural materials and tacks in construction, more than 300 thousand of them.
During the construction, Horace got so carried away that he used not only the main oak, but also the trees standing around.
In the end, he erected a kind of skyscraper, its height exceeds 30 meters, and the total area reached the size of 900 square meters.
In total, the house has 80 full-fledged rooms. On one of the floors there is even a basketball court, on the other a well-equipped library.
The house is completely open to the public. You just need to agree in advance with the owner.