Seattle-area Dads, it's time to step up your game.
A child's room is their personal getaway from the rest of the world where they can stretch their imagination and travel to faraway lands without ever opening the door. That doesn't mean parents can help push that imagination along every now and again. That's what video game developer Rob Adams had in mind when he built a "fairy treehouse" in his daughter's bedroom. He shared the results on Reddit's DIY page to show everyone exactly what goes into making this kind of magic happen.
My daughter wanted a fairy tree in her room that she could sit inside and read books, climb the branches, and also have a top sitting area. I was kind of un-prepared for the physical realities of this project. I used Disney set-design as my inspiration. Even though it was difficult, I learned a huge amount along the way. It turned out pretty well, and she's so happy in her new room! Adams says the entire project cost around $4,250 and he put in 350 hours over the course of 18 months to make it happen. He even made sure to consult with a fire protection engineer and the local fire department to make sure he wasn't creating a fire hazard. The treehouse includes a 12v reading light with a dimmer switch as well as an inside reading area and branches that can be climbed. There's also a fairy window and a fairy door because how else are the fairies supposed to get in?
· I built a tree in my daughter's bedroom [Reddit]
· Bellevue dad builds incredible 'fairy treehouse' in daughter's bedroom [KOMO]