It was the spring of 2014 when Foster Huntington decided to chase his childhood dream. Soon, he began building a fairytale-like treehouse that he has been fantasizing about for years but the project he planned to spend a few months on ended up taking most of the year.
To begin the build, Huntington gathered a small group of friends from all over the country (some of whom were professional carpenters) and started planning the treehouse in Skamania County, Washington, on a piece of land that has belonged to his family for over 20 years.
About 12 months later, The Cinder Cone was finished. The multi-level structure consists of two treehouses, connected by a 25-foot bridge, a wood-fired hot tub, and even a skate bowl.
“I have always loved treehouses, so I thought it was time to build a big-boy one,” Huntington told Outside Magazine. “I wanted to make a place where my friends would want to come hang.”
Eventually, The Cinder Cone became his permanent home. Huntington estimates that the entire project cost him about $170,000. “I could’ve bought a house,” he told The New York Times. “But this is so much better. For me, it’s realizing a childhood dream.”
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