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Are there any contractors or builders in the area that specialize in children’s treehouses?

Amanda Lisk
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This 'Irish Cottage' tree house in Huntington Beach, Calif., was featured on the Animal Planet TV show 'Treehouse Masters.' Photo courtesy of Animal Planet.

This ‘Irish Cottage’ tree house in Huntington Beach, Calif., was featured on the Animal Planet TV show ‘Treehouse Masters.’ Photo courtesy of Animal Planet.

Did Discovery Channel’s new hit reality show, Tree House Masters,  inspire this question?

If you haven’t seen the show, it’s worth the watch. It’s extreme makeover – treehouse edition where builders risk their lives creating magical houses high up in trees that could seriously be used in an Alice in Wonderland movie. They’ve got Indiana Jones type bridges, secret entrances, fire places, one even had running water.

After a relentless search for such a builder in Wilmington, all said “um…no” and who could blame them. We just had an ice storm that chopped branches off trees left and right, all over town.

One suggested hiring an engineer to make sure the tree is strong enough to hold a treehouse. Through searching Wilmington treehouse builders on www.porch.com, A Cut Above Tree Experts popped up (910-232-2000). They specialize in lawn and tree care.

They could advise on tree safety, and they said a builder by the name of Clint McBride could build an awesome treehouse! When MyReporter called him, he said. “Yep, I can do it.” His number is 910-297-3996.

If that doesn’t work, check out relaxshacks.com. The blog is all about energy efficient, low cost “tiny houses” and apparently, this is all the buzz lately. More about it can be found in this StarNews article about Steven Harrell of TinyhousesNC.com.

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