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December 11, 2005

Treehouse Step by Step: day (actually night) 5

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Last night 6 people slept in the treehouse, and were all safe and rested this morning. To make it safe to sleep in, rope barriers were woven all around the platform and walls from an army tent were used to close it in. Despite some wind and light rain, I am assured that the treehouse was comfortable and warm. The new roof design worked very well. Once in the tree (and I finally went up onto the platform today) the whole structure is secure, and other than an alarming tendency to move when the wind blows the trees, is not much different from being on the ground.

The next step from here will be to concentrate on the cargo net platform in the tree to the right and build the commando bridge. Hopefully we will be able to do that this week.

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usTwo panoramic photos from the treehouse: The first is a 360 degree horizontal panorama (click on the thumbnail to view it full size- it might take a while to load) You can see the walls, the woven barriers and get an idea of the height. The next one is a vertical panorama, starting looking horizontally then up over my head and round behind me (the topmost part of the image is upside-down).
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