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Awesome Tree House Has A Bicycle-Powered Elevator

Mark Andrew

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You may have a cool tree house but we doubt it’s anything cooler than this one. Master builder Ethan Schlussler has a very unique tree house, compared with anything we’ve ever seen.

What makes it different from usual tree houses, you ask? Well this one actually has an elevator – and it’s powered by a bicycle!

Ethan Schlussler of Sandport, Idaho has gotten “really tired” of climbing up ladders so he thought he’d do something about it.

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Eventually, he came up with the idea of building an elevator bike and completed the said project with a bit of help from a friend.

Now going up the 30-feet high tree house has become really hassle-free…

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… and definitely much faster, too.

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As you will see on the video below, Schlussler manages to go up and down his tree home with no difficulty at all.

He used a bike, some steel cables, and a few old scraps.

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In a Bored Panda feature, Shclussler has earlier shared:

“It was originally a 20-something speed bicycle, but first gear wasn’t slow enough, so I cut the large sprocket off the front, and welded it on the rear to get a lower gear. I also had to do away with the de-railers and make a new chain tensioner.”

He has since made several upgrades as needed to ensure that the elevator works properly.

Going down is even way easier!

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Watch the video here to see the bike elevator in action:

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The tree house and bike elevator has gotten a lot of attention on social media.

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Understandably, netizens couldn’t help but be very amazed with Schlussler’s one-of-a-kind invention.

One commenter on YouTube wrote:

“You guys have the coolest freaking house ever!”

Another said:

“These guys are creative AF!”

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