Northern California officials are barking up the tree at Pat and Mike Splinter (yes, that’s their real name) to scale back their massive treehouse. This “tree-condo,” which was recently featured on television, is 500-square feet, with a full kitchen, bathroom, and plumbing.
The Animal Planet show highlighted this luxury treehouse last month on Treehouse Masters. I bet they wish they didn’t now!
Building laws in Northern California are causing authorities to question the legality of the Splinter’s treehouse. They had already built a guest cottage on their property, and the full kitchen that they added to the treehouse as well as the mattress inside make it a residential structure, which isn’t approved.
The structure was built by famous treehouse designer Pete Nelson to the tune of $60,000.
Check out the video for a tour inside their massive treehouse. For more information about the ongoing legal battles with treehouses check out this interesting resource.