Dad-of-four spends eight months creating a two-floor treehouse in the basement
Most of us who begged our parents for a treehouse did not get the slice of outdoor heaven we wanted.
But one dad didn’t even bother taking it outside, instead building a majestic structure indoors.
Dad-of-four Jared from Washington grabbed $500 (£400), a toolbox, and got to work, creating an incredible homemade treehouse in the basement.
And it took the mechanical engineer eight months.
The lavish contraption boasts a rope bridge and a pulley system to bring the fort to life.
It’s the ultimate solution to rainy days when the kids are stuck inside (a common occurrence due to Washington weather).
Jared masterfully built the indoor treehouse in the basement of his home in Maple Valley for his sons.
The fantasy fort was constructed from unused wood from his neighbour, repurposed into a small room, ladder, rope bridge and even a bucket on a winch.
With most of the wood costing nothing, the total cost of the dream build was only £400 for tools and other materials to finish the treehouse.
The resourceful dad explained: ‘This was made for my children in order to give the kids something fun to spark their creativity when they were playing.
‘I always wanted to build cool forts with wood as a kid but they never ended up how I had imagined.
‘As a dad with a hobby of woodworking and background in engineering, I can finally build the things I always wanted to play with as a kid.’
Though it’s impressive to most of us, Jared thinks there’s always new bits he could add.
He continued: ‘I’m not sure I will ever feel like it’s completed because there are always new ideas that we have and features we want to add.
‘The kids love playing on it and like that it can become whatever they want it to be.
‘Sometimes they start to get used to having a treehouse in their playroom and assume everybody does, but whenever friends or other kids come over, it becomes brand new to them again.’
Our dads could never.
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