Grandad spends £8,000 building kids an incredible treehouse (video)

Three cheers for this granddad, who made his grandchildren’s dreams come true by building them a magnificent tree house in his back garden. 

This isn’t your average shack in some branches. Terry Meredith, 65, spent £8,000 and plenty of his precious time crafting a treehouse that’s five metres above ground and seats ten people inside.

The treehouse also has its own BBQ, and is completely hidden from view when you’re on the ground – making it the perfect hideout when family members are being annoying. The mini home sits on four trees that provide views out over the Welsh Hills, Cotswolds, and the Malvern Hills.

Terry originally planned to cut down his large willow tree in 2016, but was blown away by the views from the top.

That’s what inspired him to craft a treehouse for his children. 

The willow tree at the end of my garden had grown so big that it was blocking the sunset,’ said Terry. I was going to reduce the tree by cutting half of it down but when I climbed up, my jaw dropped, I couldn’t believe the incredible view was just 50 metres away from my house. I was wowed by the welsh mountains, Cotswold escarpment and a stone age fortress Uley Berry.
I wanted to share this amazing view with my family and friends, and now six years on, even strangers come in to take a peek.
I was an electrician but I am good at carpentry, so it wasn’t too hard for me to build the tree house. It took about eight months to build and I did most of it on my own with some help from friends here and there.
Terry bought the materials and did all the crafting himself. Now, the treehouse serves as a hangout spot for friends and family. ‘It is the perfect place to watch the sunset, to hang out with family and have a laugh, I love it.

Once I received a message from a local lady who asked if she could celebrate her 40th birthday in the tree house with some friends.
I was flattered and said ‘absolutely, as long as I can join’ we had a fantastic night, with a steak cooked on the BBQ and some drinks. It was like a pop-up restaurant; it makes me happy that other people can enjoy my treehouse as much as I do.

The treehouse also acts as a rest spot for fundraisers taking part in the five-peak challenge.

I always open up the tree house for people who are raising money for charity Royal Navy Lifeboat Institution by running or walking through the peak mountains,’ says Terry.
I offer them a cup of tea and a rest, sometimes they donate £1 for using the tree house so I donate it to charity. I absolutely love sharing the amazing views the tree house has to offer with everyone and anyone.

Watch the video here

source: METRO

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