Lifestyle

Grandfather Builds Amazing 3-Story Treehouse for Grandkids

One talented grandfather used his skills as a seasoned contractor to build his family one of the most incredible treehouses ever.

After becoming addicted to the Animal Planet TV show, Treehouse Masters, Jay Hewitt was inspired to create a dream treehouse for his grandkids. The show follows expert builder Pete Nelson as he travels the globe and builds amazing luxury treehouses.

Hewitt took his years of building experience as a contractor and his newfound knowledge from Treehouse Masters and built a breathtaking 3-story, 40-foot-tall treehouse by hand.

Mike George/Sun Chronicle
Mike George/Sun Chronicle

“I had a treehouse when I was a kid, but it was basically a 4-by-8 sheet of plywood,” Hewitt, 59, told the Sun Chronicle. “I never dreamed that a treehouse would be anything like this.”

Mike George/Sun Chronicle
Mike George/Sun Chronicle

Instead of a rope or rickety ladder, visitors climb a beautiful stairway to enter the house, which also features a large patio. The building is fully air-conditioned and has become a regular hangout for Hewitt’s 6-year-old grandson and 4-year-old granddaughter.

Mike George/Sun Chronicle
Mike George/Sun Chronicle
Mike George/Sun Chronicle
Mike George/Sun Chronicle

Hewitt says he’s planning on selling his home soon, but plans on expanding the treehouse if his property doesn’t attract any buyers. If he does end up moving, Hewitt is considering opening a luxury treehouse resort along the beaches of New Hampshire.

Either way, I think Hewitt has earned the title of “Grandpa of the Year” for his project that was started in hopes of bringing smiles to his family’s faces.

Get a tour of his amazing treehouse by watching the video below.

recommended for you

Grandfather Builds Amazing 3-Story Treehouse for Grandkids