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Preacher Spent 15 Years Building this Five-Story Tree House in the Wilderness

He did it after receiving a “divine calling” from God.

Ann Moises

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In 1993, a preacher named Horace Burgess received a divine calling from God. He claims that the good Lord said to him, “If you build a treehouse, I’ll see that you never run out of material.” Without any specific plans for its construction, Burgess gathered as much reclaimed wood and used only recycled pallets.

The Tennessee priest made use of an 80-foot-tall oak tree as a foundation and at least six other oak trees to stabilize the structure. For 15 years, he just kept on building the structure on the piece of land he had purchased just outside Crossville.

Look at what the pastor built…

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When I envision a tree house, I see a small, wooden, space sitting above a sturdy tree. It usually has a makeshift ladder or a rope to help kids climb and reach their very own fortress. But, what Burgess made defied my imagination.

He made the world’s largest tree house

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The 5-storey-edifice stands 97 feet high and approximately 32,000 square feet long

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Every story has a porch deck

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It has at least 80 rooms including a church in one of the levels and a bell tower on top

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According to Burgess, this is God’s house, and everyone is welcome here

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The beautiful, massive structure attracted tourists to visit the site

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Unfortunately, the local fire Marshall temporarily closed it down due to a few fire code violations three years ago. Still, the majestic tree house stands; a true testimony of faith and a proof that God indeed provides all of our needs.

What can you say about this treehouse? Will you also obey if God orders you to build or do something in His name? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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His Dogs Can’t Stand The Cold Outside So He Built Something Awesome For Them

For this dog owner, his pets deserve nothing but the finest things!

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Dogs are more than just animals or pets, they are our true friends, saviors and protectors. No matter what happens, dog owners can surely count on their cuddly friends to do anything for them.

It is wonderful to hear stories of people appreciating their pets, not just by giving them treats, but by going the extra mile to ensure that they are well taken cared of and comfortable.

Take the owner of YouTube channel Highway 20 Productions as an example. According to him, their dogs do not have the best shelters. Hence, they decided to build a nice home for them, complete with heated interiors and all things that can make the dogs' stay comfortable.

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20 of the Most Awesome Birdhouse Designs Ever

You’ll probably want one for yourself.

Ann Moises

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If you are a bird enthusiast and if you’re into DIYs, these amazing ideas may help you create cute and fascinating birdhouses. Most of them resemble colorful dollhouses while others are like exquisite ornaments. From afar, some look like real cottages due to their intricate designs.

With some basic tools, old items, and imagination, you can give your beloved birds a beautiful and cozy shelter. Building such tiny, lovely houses is also a perfect way to spend your lazy, weekend afternoons alone or with your loved ones.

Look at these 20 incredible designs:

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How To Charge Your Phone Using A Mud Oven

Learn from the Malawi people how to charge your phone with a mud oven in just 6 steps

Mika Castro

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Charging your delicate Apple and Samsung products in a mud oven may be the last possibility you are thinking right now. In fact, you may ask, is that really even doable? Won't it just bake the phone and render it useless? Where do you even plug it in?

Well, let these questions be answered by the innovative residents of a village in Malawi, Africa; where they use their mud ovens or claypots not just for cooking, but for charging electrical devices too!

Unlike our lifestyle where everything is plug and play and we have electric supply all around us, only 10% of Malawi has access to electricity. That is why with the help of foreign organizations such as the British and Irish Aid, our African brothers and sisters are finding innovative and practical ways to improve their living condition.

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Preacher Spent 15 Years Building this Five-Story Tree House in the Wilderness