If we built a treehouse we’re not sure if we would want it to look like this, but the shear size of it makes it pretty spectacular all the same.
More like a tree community than a house and located just outside of Crosville, Tennessee, the 97-foot-tall tree house and church is supported by a still-living 80-foot-tall white oak tree with a 12-foot diameter base, relying on six other oaks for support.
The Minister’s Tree House was really created by a minister. According to the man behind the beast, Minister Horace Burgess, back in 1993 he was praying when god told him, “If you build a tree house, I’ll see that you never run out of material.” Inspired, the minister set out to build the largest treehouse in the world.
For fourteen years, Minister Burgess has been adding to the tree house, spending only $12,000 and never running out of material. Currently, his treehouse is said to contain 80 rooms, and stretch up to five stories, complete with a church and a bell tower.
It is simply amazing and just so happens to be the largest treehouse in the world. We hope to visit it someday.