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Amazing Tree Houses

Tree house is a kind of amazing shelter which built for entertaining and staying on holidays to have a  cool relax and good sightseeing. This creative constructional building existed after the creative thought of the talent construction builder saw the amazing shelters of the tribes who always live in the remote area, especially in the jungle because they rarely get contact with normal people who live in village or in modern society. They have to build their houses on the trees, the first reason, is to protect themselves from wild animals attack, therefore if they build on the ground it is easy to be killed by cruel creature in the wild. Another reason is to keep their  young children safe when they are away from their shelters, they just lock the door is enough and the small children even can see anything far away from their place through the windows. The next reason is from their own believe, they are so powerful among the creatures living in the wild because they can stay high up than any other life else and can see anything in the forest more easily. They think they can get in touch with their god comfortably on the trees because the god always stay at the high place or we know in general as heaven.

To copy from the house of the tribes, the creative builders create more safe materials and criteria to support people staying with safety and enjoyable with good look. They have built different styles and  shapes according to the trees condition. The builders usually choose the old and strong trees to make  beautiful shelters on them. Sometimes they build a lot of shelters on different trees  but connecting each other by building the way to walk from one shelter to another. This kind of beautiful house not build only for visitors, but also for farmers, forest keepers, wild animal keeper, even for the scientists who specialize at observing the forests and wild animals and climate change as well.

Tree houses or tree forts are platforms or buildings constructed around, next to or among the trunk or branches of one or more mature trees while above ground level. Tree houses can be used for recreation, work space, habitation, observation or as temporary retreats.

Tree houses are usually built for leisure purposes, but sometimes they may be built for protection against wild animals. In some parts of the tropics, houses are either fastened to trees or elevated on stilts to keep the living quarters above the ground to protect occupants and stored food from scavenging animals. The Korowai, a Papuan tribe in the southeast of Irian Jaya, live in tree houses, some nearly 40 metres (130 ft) high, as protection against a tribe of neighbouring head-hunters, the Citak. Along with subterranean and ground level houses, tree houses are an option for building eco-friendly houses in remote forest areas, because they do not require a clearing of a certain area of forest. The wildlife, climate and illumination on ground level in areas of dense close-canopy forest is not desirable to some people.

The followings are the nice photos of tree houses which built in different purposes of people from modern society.  Photo Credit:

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