A custom wood tree house is the subject of these two videos shot by the builder, Ethan Schussler.

The video above features time lapse images of Schussler milling parts, producing sub-assemblies, finishing and assembling the tree house. He seems to take great pride in stating, "Every bit of the construction I have done alone."

The Professor of Gilligan's Island would no doubt pay special attention to the video below. It shows a "bicycle powered elevator" that Schussler devised to get up and down from tree house that is nearly 30 feet above ground. "I got tired of climbing a ladder six and a half million times a day," Schussler said. "So I made a bicycle powered elevator to solve this problem."

Schussler said he plans to at least sleep in his tree house and possibly live in it.

 

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