Ever since I first briefly visited the North Oregon Coast on a family road trip at age 11, I fell in love. Living in Oregon during and after college gave me opportunities to explore more. Tillamook Trail that transects part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition’s journey I have since traversed several times, and the past five years I’ve managed 2-day hiking vacations for myself in the North Oregon Coast. Each time I return, it’s “home.”
So when I happened upon this treehouse build for a retiring single woman, I thought – WOW. I feel so happy to see someone else living my dream (minus cats or furry critters thanks to my immune system).
I have long had the vision of building a single-bedroom or even single-room small house on some spot of land that includes mighty trees in this region. But I had never considered dreaming of an actual house IN a tree. For now, I call the entire vision my impossible dream for a few reasons:
- The word “retirement” does not exist in my universe, and I will need to work as long as I am physically able.
- I don’t currently (or in foreseeable future) have a way to earn enough to purchase/build a home or purchase a spot of land.
When we have an impossible dream, we can enjoy scaled down versions of the dream and appreciate the fragments in the here and now. Hence, I smile with awe at trees along a trail within miles of me.