The Minister’s Treehouse: The World’s Largest Built. Without Blueprints.
The Minister’s Treehouse in Crossville, Tennessee was built by landscape architect Horace Burgess from the early 1990s through 2004. Soaring 100 feet high, the entire building wraps around seven giant white oak trees and covers nearly 10,000 square. All of this was with reclaimed wood and without blueprints.
Horace still has a growing vision for the treehouse and plans in Phase 2 to include an elevator, power, plumbing, heating, and a “Stairway to Heaven” that will twist up the span of the belfry.
The treehouse sees 400-500 visitors of all ages each week, eager to wander through the world’s largest treehouse. Anyone ready for a game of hide-n-seek? Your inner eight-year-old is calling.
Photo Credit: Kristin Sweeting