Completed in 2011, the treehouse at Camp Wandawega Lake Resort in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, was completed for an important purpose. Not long after Tereasa and David purchased Wandawega in 2004, Tereasa’s father christened the property by hanging a rope swing on the big elm tree in the center of the camp. Tom would pass away a year and a half later. Tereasa tells Chicago Home+Garden:
“Almost immediately after, we found out the tree had Dutch elm disease. I was devastated. I couldn’t cut that tree down.”
Although the tree’s branches were dying the trunk was still quite strong, so the couple along with some friends started thinking… big. Tom’s Treehouse was built for free through the amazing generosity of Tereasa’s incredibly talented and generous friends. They selflessly donated their time and skill to make the tree house a reality.