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8 roadside attractions made from salvaged materials

By: Laura Moss on May 3, 2012, 6:02 p.m.
World's largest treehouse

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World's largest treehouse

The world’s largest treehouse sits in the small town of Crossville, Tenn., and took 14 years and 258,000 nails for minister Horace Burgess to build. He began working on the structure in 1993 when he had a vision in which God spoke to him and said, “If you build me a treehouse, I’ll see you never run out of material.” So, Burgess started building, mostly with recycled pieces of lumber from garages, sheds and barns, and today, the 10-story treehouse is supported by six trees and rises 97 feet into the sky. It’s estimated to hold about 12,000 square feet of space and houses a sanctuary and a basketball court.