Deborah sent me a note saying this oddity called the Minister's Treehouse -- an understatement if I've ever heard one -- is about as Steampunk as you can get using only wood. (For the record, I have no problem with "only wood steampunk.")
It's like a haunted Victorian manse.... only built around a tree. Maybe it's the tree that haunts it?
If you want to visit, it's in Crossville, Tennessee.
Pics via Oddity Central.
Wow, that's amazing. And amazingly spooky! Do you think it's safe to walk around in?
I'm glad someone thought to put up a "No Smoking" sign. Heh.
You CAN go inside. There's even a basketball hoop.
Crossville, Tennessee? I'm there! That's right around the corner. Why have I not heard of this place?
What a fantastic place
The air of instability is part of what makes this so spooky/exciting! Like it could collapse--but what treasures might it hold? I love old houses and buildings for that!
This brings up a subject I'm curious about and would like anyone's take on. Would this building be called (from a steampunk view) as post-apocalyptic? Perhaps? The more I see that falls under the label of "steampunk" the more it seems to me that there's two main categories: 1)an alternative future, where all's gone well, just in a different direction, and 2) a post-apocalyptic future where society has rebuilt, using imaginative reconstruction. Is that much too simplistic? Just some thoughts I've been mulling over, what do you think?
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