Horace Burgess, a landscape architect and ordained minister in Crossville, Cumberland County, Ternnessee, says God told him to build this 10 story, 100 feet high, treehouse. The structure, is locally known as the Preacher's Treehouse, but the preacher calls it "God's Treehouse." Burgess built it wish scrap lumber, other recycled materials, and approximately 250,000 nails. Although the treehouse is well off the beaten path, there is no advertising, and no directional signs, several hundred people per week still find their way to see what is claimed to be the world's tallest treehouse, soaring high above the giant oak tree which serves as its foundation. On the day of our visit, we saw cars from numerous states, from Michigan to Florida, and most places in between.
Inside are numerous rooms, a chapel, wood carvings, a myriad of passages and staircases, and much more. Burgess formed the word JESUS from plants in an adjacent field, which can clearly be seen from atop the towering treehouse. He told me, "I don't even have to preach a sermon. People climb to the top and when they look down they can see Jesus."