Church Minister Builds the Largest Treehouse in the World Instructed by God and Turns It Into a Church
Posted on Mar 21, 2017
It took 15 years for Horace Burgess, who claimed he was on a mission from God, to build this tremendous treehouse.
1. Can You Believe This Is an Actual Treehouse?
It's located in Crossville, Tennessee. It looks huge! But what Horace Burgess didn't assume is that his dedication had led him to set a world record by crafting the tallest treehouse in history with the height of 97 feet.
2. A Little Bit of History
While was praying to God, Horace, the local Minister, got a vision from God to build a huge treehouse. The construction works had started in 1993 and it was 2012 when the house was finished.
In August 2012, the state closed the house to public access since the structure hadn't been following fire safety codes.
4. A Tourist Attraction
Tourists still visit to take pictures even though taking a tour isn't recommended because it's not secured from a fire.
5. But, During the First Months after the Opening
The treehouse was the main attraction to locals, and the word was spreading fast. The place was vivid, full of people.
6. Central Room
Is actually a chapel, and everything else is built around it. The purpose of this room is for meditation and contemplation as the designer conceived.
7. And When Treehouse Wasn't in Use as a Church
There's a basketball court where people can exercise and get fit.
8. Natural Surroundings
Everything is 100% environmentally friendly and due to its height, the view is amazing.
Unfortunately, there is no maintenance procedure established, and the state has not expressed interest in helping this building to last as long as possible.
10. The Size
The structure is 97 feet tall, and it rests on 7 oak trees.
11. The Biggest in the World?
It's unofficially the world's biggest treehouse, but it doesn't hold a Guinness Record because there's no official category for the biggest treehouse.
This place is just astonishing! Let's hope that they'll open it for the public again very soon.