Go Inside The World’s Largest Treehouse, Which Was Inspired By God

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The Minister’s Treehouse just clinched the Guinness World Records title of the world’s largest treehouse, but the treehouse’s builder, Horace Burgess, says he’s not done yet.The house, located in Crossville, T.N., is a work in progress.

Burgess built the almost 10,000-square-foot structure because he was inspired by God.

“The spirit of God said, ‘If you’ll build me a treehouse, I’ll never let you run out of material,’ and I agreed to without seeing any dimensions,” Burgess said a video produced by Maine-based Jynx Productions.

Jynx traveled to the behemoth treehouse and filmed a tour of the treehouse while interviewing Burgess. We captured some images of the treehouse during the interview, which is posted on YouTube.

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