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These Adults Took A Childhood Dream And Turned It Into A Reality. I Am So Jealous Of Their Creation.

If you've got fond memories of building a treehouse with your dad back when you were a kid, prepare to take your treehouse nostalgia to the next level with these ultimate treehouses of the Camp Wandawega Lake Resort

Proprietors Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez worked with a group of friends to create this epic Wisconsin getaway.


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Soon after purchasing Wandawega in 2004, Tereasa's father passed away. 


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Before he passed, he had christened the camp with a rope swing on a big elm tree in the center of the camp. When Tereasa found out the outer limbs of the tree were now dying of Dutch elm disease, she couldn't bear to lose the reminder of her father's legacy.


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So rather than cut the tree down, Tereasa and David decided to transform it into a living cottage. 


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A full-size treehouse.


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The cottage has 3 levels -- the tree comes in through a ground deck and breaks through the floor in 3 places on the house's first level. 


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The interior of the house is largely made of reclaimed wood.


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But even the details are eco-friendly and recycled, like the pillows made from old flour sacks and side tables made from tree stumps.


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The DIY antler chandelier was made from old pieces found around the camp and the very hip Mason jar lamps were created by hand.


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Today, Camp Wandawega offers "a whole old-school camp experience featuring a full slate of recreational camp activities." 


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They call their charming little camp "the definition of rustic." 


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Guests have access to a private beach for fishing, canoeing and boating.


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Hiking, biking, horseshoes, tennis, shuffleboard, archery, campfires and s'mores round out the camp experience.


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Camp Wandawega has been around since 1925, but doesn't it look great for a 90-year-old?


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