From the Inside Flap
Treehouses and Other Cool Stuff provides instructions and plans for fun projects that parents and kids can build together. Many of them can be built in one afternoon using discarded materials found around the house; some may take longer to construct. All the projects are designed to encourage kids to be creative while having fun. From a Swinging Treehouse, Monster House and Jet Racer to a Box Sled, Treasure Chest and Exploding Cannon, you can build a variety of projects that create lasting memories with your children.
“With its joyful drawings and crystal-clear instructions, Treehouses and Other Cool Stuff delivers a wealth of imaginative, iconic outdoor projects guaranteed to tempt and thrill the adventurous child of all ages.” —Don Metz, architect and author of Confessions of a Country Architect
David Stiles, a designer/builder who has built several houses in the East Hampton area, is also an illustrator specializing in how-to books. David has worked as an architectural renderer for most of the leading architectural firms in New York City and has received two awards from the NYC Planning Commission for his playground design for handicapped children.
Jeanie Stiles is an actress/model who has appeared in numerous television commercials and print ads. With a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, Jeanie has also taught ESL and English at Baruch College in New York City.
David and Jeanie have been writing how-to books together for the past fifteen years. Most recently, the couple built a treehouse on The Today Show in Rockefeller Center in New York. They divide their time between New York City and East Hampton, where they live in a barn they renovated together.
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