Aug 26 2008Guy Builds Sons, Self A Wicked Treehouse


Steve Norris, vying for a Father Of The Year award, built an awesome treehouse for his two sons in a 58-year old silver maple.

It's equipped with electricity and cable TV. There's an intercom so Norris can talk to his kids if they're having a sleepover, and a urinal that drains into a pail beneath the structure.

A smoke detector is wired to the house, so family members can be alerted to any smoke, whether they're in the treehouse or not. A revolving light clicks on when the treehouse's trap door opens (where a rope ladder drops down).

The roof is sealed and welded on tight, and the floor is sturdy enough to hold an adult. Stephen sleeps in a loft bed, Ryan on a mini-futon and their father on a pull-down bed.

Haha, you got a smoke detector in your treehouse. Seriously though kids, I'm sure you could still smoke pot in there. Norris figures he put about $5,000 into the fort, and has it insured for $20,000 in case the market goes sour and he needs to burn it down and collect.

Norris wants to see his sons grow up with the treehouse, which he thinks will last about 15 years. "We're planted here now," he said.

ZOMG, planted, too funny! Make like a tree and get out of here!

Treehouse is envy of neighborhood [therecord]

Thanks to Brad, who was building a treemansion when it got hit by a tornado and carried to Oz, where he had the opportunity to bang a bunch of Munchkins, but declined.

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want it. need it. gotta have it.

if my dad didn't build me a treehouse like that... does it mean that he doesn't love me?


Holy Crap! That tree-house is nicer than my apartment... *Hangs head in penniless shame*

Wow, thats is a pretty sweet thing to build for your kid. Lucky swine.

I wonder if he's related to Chuck... nice tree house too. When I was a kid, I had to make due with a stump and a hole in the ground. They will probably grow up thinking that they are ewoks...

If I was a hobo, I'd take that tree house as mine! *hops train for ontario*

wow! this guy lives in my area!! i want to go visit...

The perfect accessory for any budding kidnap rapist.

My friends and I built a similar deal but it was on the ground (35 yrs ago). Didn't need a smoke alarm because my father burned it down on purpose.

Why is it that the stuff I always want to see pictures of never has pictures, and the crap that I don't want to see any more of has loads and loads?


Dude, stop ruining my f***ing weekend plans. Asshole.

Get it, f***ing... weekend... plans? As in I'll be having sexual intercourse with minors in my treehouse? See what I did there?

I dont get it Icon, walk me through it again.

This rocks, I'm pretty small, do you think he might adopt me?

@12, "See what I did there?" is part of the shtick. **Whoosh**

See what I did there at the end? It was like the sound of sarcasm going over your head. Unlike your attempt.

Growing up i asked my father to build me a wicked tree fort. Instead he gave me a refrigerator box that fell apart one night when it rained as i camped out inside. Sob.... Just wait till i pick out your retirement home dad.

Manners make the man.

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