ANTHONY, OUR SON, BUILDING HIS TREE HOUSE ON OUR LAND ….. September 2016 …. Initial stage ….
Our 34 year old son Anthony has come to live with us again after ten years of being away. He acts as a tour manager for firms who engage him. These firms sign him up because they are bringing in international music bands into Australia. He has to work out all the tour details for each band. He is very detailed, practical and organising …. he loves it!! He takes after his mother Harriet.
We all went to Melbourne in July last year to attend the funeral of Harriet’s mother Heather Kent. Heather was 97 years old and the funeral was packed out. There were even people there who Heather wouldn’t have seen for 20 years. Heather was a real family woman. Anthony suddenly experienced the value of family. Anthony was also one of the pall bearers. That is why Anthony has come to live with us again after ten years of being away. He has become very family orientated and wants to look after us in our later years. He has come to love and appreciate our house built from recycled materials. He has come to help build ‘The Aitken Legacy’ long-term.
He has become very focused on tree houses and has selected a large tree down the back of our bush block land. He has already built the initial platform 4.5 metres off the ground. The dome is still to built. He has formed a Treehouse Club on Facebook. He has about 355 members already.
In November last year, he flew over to Oregon, USA to meet Michael Garnier who has a whole business in building tree houses. He came back with a whole suitcase of special hinged bolts that you can use on a tree without hacking into the tree. He was getting really serious.
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