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2010-04-16 10:39:38 PM
I always wondered what happened to my brother.

Good to know.
 
2010-04-17 01:17:31 AM
Surprisingly well groomed for a hippie in a tree house.
Also, don't tell me about "disillusioned" writers. Realizing you won't be young and in college forever doesn't count.
 
2010-04-17 01:17:59 AM
Ok....this is waaaaaaaay off topic, but I still can't get over how monumentally stupid JT was for giving his hidden immunity idol to Russel....FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU. And for the rest of the Heroes tribe to go along with it!

I have been reeling over that since last night!

YOU DO NOT EVER LET RUSSELL HAVE AN IMMUNITY IDOL!!!! EVER!!!!


sorry, had to vent, carry on.
 
2010-04-17 01:18:51 AM
OK...

Why did it have to be a "treehouse"? This is 2010. It's not like he needs to worry about being attacked by "savages" or marauding packs of wolves or Vikings. Build the goddamn thing on the ground, and save yourself a lot of hassle!
 
2010-04-17 01:24:38 AM
Intelligent_Donkey: Surprisingly well groomed for a hippie in a tree house.
Also, don't tell me about "disillusioned" writers. Realizing you won't be young and in college forever doesn't count.


"Disillusioned writer."

The moment a writer discovers you don't sound nearly as profound in real life as you did back in the day when all your stoned friends were sitting around the loft telling you that you were the next Salinger, man.

The next phase is discovering you still have to make a living, since it's no longer possible to live in a garret and survive by selling your poems on the street corner like they did in Dickens' day.
 
2010-04-17 01:35:55 AM
Here in Las Vegas, some of the homeless build elaborate secret homes in washes and vacant lots and other places. Before they developed the land in back of Caesar's Palace, somebody built an underground home that had three rooms and it's own power supply (bicycle generator hooked up to some car batteries). There was a two-story home build in the boonies that had everything except running water.
 
2010-04-17 01:36:55 AM
Damn. He's hot.

That's all.
 
2010-04-17 01:38:07 AM
 
2010-04-17 01:48:51 AM
Intelligent_Donkey: Surprisingly well groomed for a hippie in a tree house.
Also, don't tell me about "disillusioned" writers. Realizing you won't be young and in college forever doesn't count.


I don't understand this sentiment. If somebody realizes they want to live a peaceful, simple life and they go and do it, why does it merit scorn?

LOL STUPID LOSER DOESN'T WANT 3 SUVS AND A 5,000 SQ FT HOUSE HE MUST BE A SILLY CHILD
 
2010-04-17 01:49:00 AM
www.eduplace.com

I've always wanted to do something like this but I don't have the balls for it. Disregarding the power tools, it was still a pretty good adventure. He left before winter hit which was probably very smart. Winter lets you know if you can be a true mountain man.
 
2010-04-17 01:53:59 AM
That is AWESOME!! :D

But I wonder how much he REALLY spent to get started on his road to hermitude?

/I've heard people willing to spend money on a tent and sleeping bag to pretend to be homeless for the weekend, so...
 
2010-04-17 02:03:50 AM
I've been contemplating buying some land way out in the mountains. I was thinking about a little cabin but I like this idea a lot better.
 
2010-04-17 02:06:42 AM
spookidooki: Intelligent_Donkey: Surprisingly well groomed for a hippie in a tree house.
Also, don't tell me about "disillusioned" writers. Realizing you won't be young and in college forever doesn't count.

I don't understand this sentiment. If somebody realizes they want to live a peaceful, simple life and they go and do it, why does it merit scorn?

LOL STUPID LOSER DOESN'T WANT 3 SUVS AND A 5,000 SQ FT HOUSE HE MUST BE A SILLY CHILD


Then they should do so without fan fare. With out attaching some vague and misguided "deeper meaning" to what is, essentially, a prolonged camping trip.

On another note, way to condemn me for being an intolerant jackass, by being an intolerant jackass. Well played on your part.
 
2010-04-17 02:06:54 AM
I think that's pretty cool, and am a bit envious. How does he own the land it's built on?
 
2010-04-17 02:09:42 AM
Intelligent_Donkey: Then they should do so without fan fare.

He started a blog.

I know publication was difficult in your era, grandpa, but we have the Internet now. There was really no reason not to make a blog. Now it serves as a resouce to others who may be interested in doing what he did.
 
2010-04-17 02:10:12 AM
Gyrfalcon: OK...

Why did it have to be a "treehouse"? This is 2010. It's not like he needs to worry about being attacked by "savages" or marauding packs of wolves or Vikings. Build the goddamn thing on the ground, and save yourself a lot of hassle!



Kinda what I was thinking: www.simondale.net



/hotlinked, like the furnaces of Mordor
//this twat never read Tolkien, and claims to be British?
 
2010-04-17 02:11:46 AM
Mega-cool.

I would SO totally do that, if I could someday.
 
2010-04-17 02:15:11 AM
spookidooki: Intelligent_Donkey: Then they should do so without fan fare.

He started a blog.

I know publication was difficult in your era, grandpa, but we have the Internet now. There was really no reason not to make a blog. Now it serves as a resouce to others who may be interested in doing what he did.


He was on a TV show prior to that from what I can tell, and then let the media come and cover his story.
Plus, a "resource"? Maybe, I haven't bothered to read his blog, so I don't know how much is a how-to guide, and how much is flowery empty headed prose that is pervasive in many blogs.

And while I'm disagreeing with you, you can call me grandpa if you want, but odds are, I'm younger than you ;)
 
2010-04-17 02:37:04 AM
Meh.

Lamest act of survival ever.

Build on a relation's farm land. Check.
Come and go as you please. Check.
Have some comforts of home. Check.
Only do it for a limited amount of time. Check.
Media Whoring. Check.

Pointless.
 
2010-04-17 02:37:43 AM
How does he make his own razor blades? He's clean shaven.

Shenanigans. If he's buying razor blades he's buying twinkies too.
 
2010-04-17 02:43:26 AM
Preston Preston: Shenanigans. If he's buying razor blades he's buying twinkies too.

THIS.
 
2010-04-17 02:49:55 AM
Though I'm not sure if he did, straight razor shaving is coming back lately...

With an investment into a good blade, stone and strop he could be shaving with pheasant fat for all I know.
 
2010-04-17 02:55:52 AM
GungFu: Meh.

Lamest act of survival ever.

Build on a relation's farm land. Check.
Come and go as you please. Check.
Have some comforts of home. Check.
Only do it for a limited amount of time. Check.
Media Whoring. Check.

Pointless.


Some dude named Thoreau did exactly that and every damn schoolchild has to read about him.
 
2010-04-17 03:09:44 AM
Les Stroud did it better.

/although I almost threw a brick at the Tele when i saw him seriously using a dowsing rod.
 
2010-04-17 03:13:59 AM
"Rich snobby kid builds and lives in treehouse" now counts for news?

I hope someone torches it.
 
2010-04-17 03:29:45 AM
Preston Preston: How does he make his own razor blades? He's clean shaven.

Shenanigans. If he's buying razor blades he's buying twinkies too.


Plus, he ordered the materials for his treehouse, paying £170 for the wood and £66 for the iron sheeting. He also had a couple of friends come by to help him build it.

Less than a month into the 'experiment,' he started staying at his parents' house 'several nights a week.'

He also had an ipod with a solar charger. (I can't fault him for the emergency radio, for severe weather reports if nothing else.)

/not terribly impressed
 
2010-04-17 03:38:53 AM
Fano: GungFu: Meh.

Lamest act of survival ever.

Build on a relation's farm land. Check.
Come and go as you please. Check.
Have some comforts of home. Check.
Only do it for a limited amount of time. Check.
Media Whoring. Check.

Pointless.

Some dude named Thoreau did exactly that and every damn schoolchild has to read about him.


came for THIS. I like some of Thoreaus writings but my estimation of it was tarnished after I found out his mother brought him meals and laundry the whole time.

Then again, at least Thoreau stuck it out through the winter.
 
2010-04-17 03:45:21 AM
I have a cousin who did pretty much the same thing for a couple'a years around the turn of the century, but he did it in the Virgin Islands. The catch: he was a "houseboy" for a wealthy widow who owned the property, so he could shower, cook, etc., whenever he wanted to at her mansion. When he wanted to get away from her, he'd go climb his tree.

Yes, he is a weird fark...still.

To each his own, I suppose.
 
2010-04-17 04:03:38 AM
Hop-Frog: I have a cousin who did pretty much the same thing for a couple'a years around the turn of the century, but he did it in the Virgin Islands. The catch: he was a "houseboy" for a wealthy widow who owned the property, so he could shower, cook, etc., whenever he wanted to at her mansion. When he wanted to get away from her, he'd go climb his tree.

Yes, he is a weird fark...still.

To each his own, I suppose.


www.remotesynthesis.com?
 
2010-04-17 04:09:39 AM
www.thequietman.org
unimpressed
 
2010-04-17 04:32:55 AM
I once had a friend, when he was younger his older Brother "jokingly" tried to hang him.


Their Dad caught him, and made him live outside for 6 months.


/Cool Story, Bro
 
2010-04-17 04:34:25 AM
That isn't even a treehouse. That's nothing more than a publicity stunt. And I bet that in a couple months the attention whore won't be near that shack.
 
2010-04-17 04:39:02 AM
How this man-child managed to transform "I builds a tree house in my family's backyard because I don't want to work (but I only stay there one or two evenings a week)" to "Trendy Survivalism" is pretty impressive, he should be the poster boy for green peace.

/was genuinely surprised to see a complete lack of dreadlocks though
 
2010-04-17 04:48:17 AM
Fano, thanks. Good to see he's looking well. Errr...healthy.
 
2010-04-17 05:03:12 AM
If you find yourself lost in the woods, fark it, build a house. "Well, I was lost but now I live here! I have severely improved my predicament!"
 
2010-04-17 05:14:35 AM
'I need to concentrate on creating my crops and home, so decide to crash out several nights a week at my parents' home nearby.'

Those 21stcentury hunter-gatherers were such pussies.
 
2010-04-17 09:03:38 AM
Already in the comments there and here I see women fawning over him.. so it's Mission Accomplished.

You want to see what a real woodsman looks like? Look no further than Chunky Pumpkinhead's post. But nobody wants to snuggle with someone who looks like that.

It's a publicity stunt, plain and simple. Otherwise he wouldn't be blogging about it. If he did build it by hand though, I'll give him props for that.

/Bonus points for "disillusioned author". I bet he'll be sleeping in a hot bed tonight!
 
2010-04-17 09:18:49 AM
once those supports lose their green, they will fail and that house will fall. FIRST thing I learned about making treehouses, NO GREEN WOOD. Green wood changes, it's great for some stuff (like making a thatch wall or mung wall) but BALLS for support, because it's GREAT when it's green. Then it loses all it's give when it goes dry in a season.
 
2010-04-17 09:23:09 AM
oh and in case nobody had noticed, you don't need to have the FEMAIL section in the URL and you get a much cleaner and less insulting webpage. Once you take the "femail" out of the url you get a webpage that seems to almost cater to adults. I wonder how low the opinion of women must be to that website to assume they are all such clot brained wastes of space they are intrested in nothing but divorces and cheating.

BTW just about EVERY SINGLE fark green to that site, has had the "femail" section added so you get those insipid garbage stories on the right hand side of the page highlit in pink for extra stupid.
 
2010-04-17 09:29:11 AM
The diary of a jobless and disillusioned author who decided to build a tree house in the woods and survive off Mother Nature writing articles about it.
 
2010-04-17 10:12:39 AM
I don't care about what he did, I just want you to know I would farkING WRECK THAT.


GOD DAMN He's smoooookin hot.
 
2010-04-17 11:05:46 AM
Jakevol2: Ok....this is waaaaaaaay off topic, but I still can't get over how monumentally stupid JT was for giving his hidden immunity idol to Russel....FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU. And for the rest of the Heroes tribe to go along with it!

I have been reeling over that since last night!

YOU DO NOT EVER LET RUSSELL HAVE AN IMMUNITY IDOL!!!! EVER!!!!


sorry, had to vent, carry on.


They don't know that. See, this season was being taped while Russell's season was airing. That means no one on the season watched it. He went on back-to-back Survivor seasons, without even knowing whether he won the first one (which he should have wtf)
 
2010-04-17 11:26:11 PM
Next time I get shipwrecked, I'll make sure I bring along a lot of power tools, seasoning, yeast, and olive oil, and seeds to plant a garden.
 
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