In the English city of Uley, Gloucestershire, 65-year-old Terry Meredith fulfilled the dream of most children – he built a tree house with a gorgeous view of the surroundings. Now the man gladly receives guests in it.
Terry Meredith built a tree house in which adults are not ashamed to relax, let alone children.
An accident prompted him to build – Terry wanted to cut down a tree, but changed his mind when he climbed it.
“The willow at the end of my garden grew so big it blocked out the sunset. I was going to shorten the tree, but when I got to the top, my jaw dropped. I couldn’t believe what an amazing view it was just 50 meters from me.”
Instead of leaving a tree stump in his yard, Terry decided to build a small house on the willow tree.
“I wanted to share this amazing view with my family and friends, and six years later, even strangers go there to look at the view.”
Terry did most of the work himself. Somewhere he was helped by friends and acquaintances.
“I worked as an electrician, but I’m also a good carpenter, so building a treehouse was not difficult for me. The work took 8 months and I did most of it myself with a little help from friends here and there.”
The house itself is made of pine, and the stairs are made of local oak and chestnut wood. In total, Terry spent £8,000 on the house.
The treehouse has not only a chic view, but also everything for a family holiday.
At a height of 5 meters above the ground, there is a room for 10 people and a barbecue. And most importantly – a platform with a gorgeous view of the surroundings.
From the side, the house is covered with a tree, and it seems that there is nothing there.
Terry loves his house, and is happy to share with others the views that open from there.
“A neighbor wrote to me once and asked if she and her friends could celebrate her anniversary in the house. I was flattered and replied that of course it was possible, but only if I was invited. We had an amazing evening with BBQ and drinks.”
In addition to neighbors, Terry allows charities to stay at the house, which sometimes give him money for using the house – and Terry gives it to charity.
“I like to share the amazing views from this house with everyone and everyone.”