Treehouse Masters finish up building in Vernon County

Treehouse Masters Visits Vernon County

VERNON CO., Wis. (WKBT) - A crew for the Animal Planet series Treehouse Masters is in Vernon County, wrapping up filming for an upcoming episode.

The show follows Pete Nelson and his business Nelson Treehouse and Supply as they travel the country, building custom, elaborate treehouses.

On Nancy Turner and Nancy Smith's farm in rural Vernon County, the birds are always chirping.

“We love birds,” they said. “We have a lot of birdhouses."

So it's not so strange they'd want the human equivalent of a birdhouse -- a treehouse.

"Ours is going to be a quaint little comfy spot to be and listen,” Smith said.

Both are longtime fans of the show Treehouse Masters, and decided to go straight to the master himself – star of the show, Pete Nelson.

"We absolutely should all live in treehouses,” Nelson said.

The treehouse is built in the woods beyond Smith and Turner’s home. They are kept away from the building process to keep it a surprise until the reveal.

Nelson and his team have spent almost a month on the site working on their newest design, which has a birdhouse theme and 274 square feet of interior space.

"This has all the creature comforts of home,” Nelson said. “We have this incredible dream that comes true before your eyes."

Nelson is most excited for the big reveal.

"It's like how you used to feel when you were a kid waiting to open presents on Christmas morning, to see it in people's eyes all the time. It never gets old,” he said.

He’s almost as excited as Turner and Smith, who Wednesday afternoon were just minutes away from the final reveal.

"We're excited,” Smith said, who added that they've had “no sleep for the past two nights.

However, family members, friends and everyone else will have to wait to see the completed treehouse until the premiere in fall.

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