Instead of tracing one's history through a family tree, Kara Lucas and her cousins have roots in their family treehouse in Mississippi. The incredible 1,200-square-foot hideout has practically been considered another relative since 1971 when their great-uncle Johnny Knight first built it using mostly found materials. This however, isn't your average treehouse. A winding staircase leads to the entrance and once inside, a living room with a fireplace and spacious kitchen greet you.
It includes a bedroom, a bathroom, a ladder that goes up to the loft, and windows throughout the octagonal-shaped house in addition to skylights. And through the back door, a suspension bridge crosses to a lookout.
The treehouse is surrounded by forest and a creek, making it a serene and secluded destination that feels worlds away from civilization. It's been up for sale a couple times since Johnny passed in 2003, but Kara rallied her cousins to see who was interested in purchasing. Soon, ownership was restored back to the family and it continues to be a place of gathering.
Watch the video above for a full tour of the magical escape and let your childhood dreams awaken.