I grew up in a house surrounded on 3 sides by a forest. As a child of about 8 or 9, I remember taking a hammer, nails, and a few boards into the woods to try to create a hangout for me and my friends. I had a small sledge hammer (haha, clearly not the right thing to build any type of structure) so it didn’t pan out too well. I think I got about one step secured – just enough to pull myself up on a branch and sit there. I miss childhood most because of the way your imagination would run wild. You just think you can do anything at that age, and it’s pretty magical. I never ended up with a tree house, but it was a cool place to escape to. I have some pretty amazing memories exploring those trails.
Here’s some eye candy in the form of some amazing tree houses. These creative structures are like a childhood dream come true. Happy Earth Day!
I remember when I was in Elementary School, we would celebrate Earth Day by each receiving a tree that we could go out and plant. Looking back, it was great and all, but I wish they really gave us insight on ways we could really help the environment. There are so many little things we can do in our everyday life that make a greater impact.
A lot of people still (sadly) think that being “green” is for tree huggers or environmental fanatics. Really, keeping our world beautiful is the responsibility for EACH OF US who live here. Just as we take care of our shiny new car or iPhone or home, we need to take care of what is outdoors as well.