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PLACE The Minister's Treehouse

418 Beehive Ln
Crossville, TN 38571

The Minister’s Treehouse

God told him to build a treehouse... and build he did.

This has been a trip full of amazing and strange places, but recently we experienced something that might be the most remarkable locale yet; The Minister’s Treehouse. Now that’s a pretty tall statement, and we are not yet halfway through this trip, but I can honestly say right now I haven’t been as surprised by anything else we have seen as I was when we pulled up to see this place.

It all started about 18 years ago in 1993 when Horace Burgess, a landscape architect who was also an ordained minister, had a vision from God. The Lord said to him, “If you build me a treehouse, I'll see you never run out of material”. He has been building on and off whenever he gets new shipments of material from God or anyone else and it is now 97 feet tall, 10 stories, 80 rooms, it encompasses 7 trees and has used 258,000 nails. Almost everything was scrap and he has only put in about $12,000, though I would guess he has put in a near infinite amount of time building this thing.

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