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A Free Spirit Spheres treehouse is shown in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island in a handout photo. Climbing trees and building tree forts are common activities for kids, and often as kids grow up they give up their love for playing in the trees. Tom Chudleigh, on the other hand, has been building tree houses for 20 years.

Tree houses on Vancouver Island

Tom Chudleigh, owner and creator of Free Spirit Spheres has been building tree houses for 20 years and now has four spheres near Qualicum Beach. The are occupied nearly year-round by guests who come from around the world for the unique experience.