The abandoned minister’s tree house that was lost in a fire.
The Ministers Treehouse unfortunately went up in flames on the night of October 22, 2019 but it still holds a special place in the memory of those who were lucky enough to visit. In the early 1990s Horace Burgess bought some wooded land on the outskirts of Crossville, Tennessee. On that land he spotted a large tree that caught his eye and sparked his imagination to build the world's largest tree house in its branches. Eleven years of labor later, Horace had what he'd originally wanted, the largest tree house in the world. It spread across seven big trees that grew through its floors and out of its windows. It soared 100 feet into the sky. Its dimensions were a mystery even to Horace, who guessed that it covered around 10,000 square feet. Horace claimed that God called on him to build this gigantic church up in the trees, and for many years allowed hundreds of people to visit his masterpiece until the Tennessee Fire Marshall forced Horace to close public access in 2012.
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