| This is Story about our
Tree House written by our 9 year old son... To learn more about the
TreeHouse Click the link to Johnsan.net and then go to
the English Button.
years ago two boys their Mom and Dad moved into a Miso Barrel
Treehouse in the heart of a Japanese National Park in Seto Japan.
The Father loved nature and thought that trees were friends.
He had a dream to build a livable treehouse using recycled Miso Barrels
and telephone poles.
Many people couldn't understand the Dad because Miso Barrels are
very stinky and telephone poles very brittle. Everyone thought that
with all the typhoons and earthquakes in Japan that a treehouse
would never survive. Many people said that the treehouse would smell
so bad because of the old stinky barrels that no one would come
thought the family was crazy and the bank said they wouldn't lend
them any money for a monkey house made of garbage. As soon as they
started to build the house many big laws and scary building
codes came tumbling at them.
After many days the family became very discouraged because no one
would help them and Dad was almost ready to cry. As he leaned back
against a big tall tree, suddenly, a small breeze blew and all around
him the forest came to life. The leaves rustled and said don't cry
treehouse family, we are your friends. We will lend you our strong
branches to support your home. Then little birds flew down and said
we will sing to you every morning to bring happiness into your lives.
Even the squirrels help encourage the family so they decided to
start to build their dream. Dad
and his Canadian friend Kevin, who was as big as a bear and also
loved the forest, agreed to help. The treehouse project was started.
day a Japanese carpenter heard about the Miso Barrel Treehouse.
He brought his tools and said: "Many people have forgotten how important
it is to live a dream. Many people have forgotten that trees are
friends and so they cut them all down to make houses. I am an old
carpenter, I have never built a treehouse but I would like to try.
Can I help?" The
treehouse family was so happy, they hugged and thanked the carpenter,
the trees and the forest.
Soon after the treehouse was started many folks heard about it and
came to see and marvel at huge barrels in the trees. People that
loved the forest and it's trees and wanted to share in the dream,
asked if they could help. All types of people, from little children
to elderly people, government workers to Buddhist priests.They were
not the only ones to come to the treehouse, small forest friends
joined in the fun and sang and cheered as everyone worked to build
Everyone brought their own dreams and talents and the Miso Barrel
Treehouse grew into a wonderful treehouse. Now, more and more Miso
Barrel Treehouses have been started in Japan. People are starting
to realize the joy of living with the forest instead of cutting
down the trees. The treehouse family is now teaching nature games
and treeclimbing to many people in Japan. One day all people will
love the forests and make many trees and animals friends.