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Play rooms in the sky

Original post made on Jun 20, 2013

When Anne Frahn's family moved to University Avenue in 2010, their first order of business -- even before remodeling their house -- was to put in a tree house on the side of their driveway.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 12:10 PM

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Posted by Magilla Gorilla
a resident of The Greenhouse
on Jun 20, 2013 at 10:44 am

How long do you think it will be before one of these things collapses with a child or several children in it or under it? I can imagine the lawsuits now, the property owner where the tree is located , the contractor that built it, the City for not issuing permits or inspecting it...

$1,500 is a "financial barrier?" This is Palo Alto! And why would a contractor want to even get involved for that little money?


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Posted by Always wanted one...
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 20, 2013 at 2:50 pm

My nephew had a tree house until he was in high school, but when the tree became diseased and had to be cut down, the whole neighborhood had a ceremony for it, and mourned. The neighborhood kids there, all in college now, reminisce about that treehouse being the highlight of their weekends, holidays, and summers: eating PB&Js and Popsicles in it, swinging from the climbing rope, or just chatting with each other. One of them, now a film student at USC, even made movies centered around it!