Reader Project: Year-Round Tree House

Jim Heims tree house isplay-ready in any season. Inwarm weather, its an outdoorplayground where kids canswing, slide and climb.

Jim Heims tree house isplay-ready in any season. Inwarm weather, its an outdoorplayground where kids canswing, slide and climb. Whenwinter comes, the insulatedand heated house gives thema warm play space. No part ofthe tree house is supported bythe tree. But since its intertwinedwith the tree, swayingbranches could do a lot ofdamage. To prevent that, Jimdreamed up a clever solution:High above the tree house,Jim lashed the branchestogether with steel cables.That limits branch movementon windy days and has keptthe structure safe and solidfor many years.

Kids whoplayed therelong ago nowhave theirown kidsplay there. Jim Heim

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