When I had cancer six years ago, my husband and I decided it was time to build a treehouse for our family. We wanted a project we could all work on, and it gave us an Internet-free home away from home, where we could enjoy being together without any interruptions. It was part of our healing, and it grounded us in the here and now. In the end my husband went a little nuts with it and built a two-story house in the middle of trees. We still call it “the treehouse,” even though it’s only a few feet off the ground.
To inspire you, here are some videos of treehouses from around the world, thanks to my partners at Scripps Lifestyle Networks. (Some are hotels!) If you’re looking for an article to get you started planning yours, I really like this article in Popular Mechanics.