Horace’s construction project began in 1993. As he said, he prayed a lot during one such fervent prayer to hear the voice of God. “God told me: If you start building a tree house, you will never run out of material,” recalls the man. Although some of his friends considered him a madman, like Noah’s Ark, he immediately went to build a cottage. The labor ended after 15 years. What he managed to build exceeded his wildest expectations.
The 10-story building was so impressive that hundreds of people started coming to Crossville from all over the country. Each week, pilgrimages of 400 to 500 people came to see the “cottage” in this small town!
As Horace admits, the cottage would never have reached such size if it had not been for the involvement and help of friends who spent long hours at the construction site.
It would also not be possible without help from the top. That is why the pastor has dedicated the whole building to God. In the “cottage” there is a chapel. As Horace said, from the beginning, he wanted it to be a place of prayer, reflection and meditation.
In part, the treehouse has stayed hidden from unwanted visitors, lonely among the trees that everyone dreamed of as a child.