At the end of 2011 I began to have the idea of making tree houses that were vertical. Thinking of living in the giant hollow tree stump as many of us imagined as children. I felt that with openings at the tops and sides, it allowed multiple children to play, as well as interesting boys more perhaps, being more like a tree "fort". I made places to stand and places to get into and included climbing stumps for play and interest. I plan to make these in different sizes. The array of gnomes are from my own as well as the PaintingPixie on etsy, most wonderful gnomes of all!.