When his career in software stalled, Joe Allen decided to go into carpentry and ended up creating a secret tree house called the HemLoft near Whistler, Canada. The only problem? He built it on crown land and now he may lose it all.
Since the treehouse was built on crown land, I don’t technically own it, and so its fate is uncertain. For three years I kept the HemLoft secret, but now that I’m finished, I’ve found myself wanting to share it.
It took a lot of work to build it, and I’d rather not take it down, just yet. So I’ve been thinking of ways to expose the HemLoft, while somehow making it legal. To the best of my knowledge, Squatting on Whistler Mountain, beneath some of Western Canada’s most luxurious mega-homes would not be looked favourably upon.
Joe is asking people to vote on ideas he’s come with about how to keep the tree egg going. So far, most of the votes (about 77%) have gone in favour of trying to buy the nine square feet of land that the pod is currently occupying.