He Started With An Ordinary Playhouse, What He Ended Up With… WOW.

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Here's the playhouse the builder used to start with. You can get these used on the Internet all the time. The builder found this specific playhouse on Craigslist.

When his daughter had a very special - and somewhat elaborate- birthday request, this dad didn't hesitate to act. Instead, he gave her just what she wanted: The most epic treehouse of all time.

As it turns out, you don't need a sturdy tree to build a treehouse in your yard, you just have to be willing to get creative with how you build it. Instead of starting from scratch, this builder repurposed a used playhouse and turned it into the treehouse of his daughter's wildest dreams. See how he did it below.


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It's pretty standard, and has a lot of moving parts and usable pieces.

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There's also the awesome tube slide.

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After he bought it, he pressure washed it and dismantled the entire thing.

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He sketched out a plan for the treehouse, but obviously it wasn't quite professional.No matter: This just means that you can definitely do this at home.

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Here's the passageway to the second floor from the bottom of the house.

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And some storage space.

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The builder used boards to turn the playhouse into a walled treehouse.

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He even installed an AC unit.

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The AC unit installed in the unit.

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It's starting to come together and look like a treehouse.

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He added plexiglass where there were open windows.

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He also made a variety of small adjustments to the place, like moving the door.

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Our favorite part of this repurposing is the plexiglass on the roof, so whoever's inside can see the stars at night.

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Besides the tunnel, there's an emergency door to get out.

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Then, he built the tunnel support.

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Unfortunately, there was a roadblock: The tunnel didn't quite fit. Because it's the main way in or out, it had to be perfect.

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Here's how he fixed it.

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Here's what the project looked like when it was almost to completion. As you can see, the main entrance to the treehouse is through the slide-turned-tunnel. Pretty epic, right?

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