We don't know a kid who can resist a treehouse
Is it because we came down out of trees 2 million years ago? Is it because the origin of the human genus is intimately linked with nests up in trees? There's something about a treehouse. It has a certain impact on your nervous system to be up there, amongst the branches, looking out or looking down. From the simplest platform up in the branches, to elaborate cabins built into trees, there is something about a treehouse that brings us back to our roots.
It seems like something our grandparents always had growing up. In the open space near our house, there is evidence of previous generations of treehouses. Perhaps these days we have to slow down a bit before we are ready for the pace of a treehouse. But when you are, being up there will surely settle something in you.
Related Practices:At a sensory level, being up in a treehouse can create a Vista View. Treehouses, which somehow hark back to things our grandparents used to do, seem also related to hammocks, which are described in the Polyvagal Practice Healing Neglect. This is also related to Building Shelter in Survival Skills.
Who taught us this?
We learned this from squirrels. Birds?
Find them if possible...
Teach me how...
There a few friends of ours who are forest-oriented and skilled in the trades. If we end up offering a 'Build a Treehouse' class we'll announce it here.
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