Tree House from Antigua Guatemala

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I came across this tree house while scouting through the alleys of the village of San Pedro Las Huertas, Antigua Guatemala. What I found interesting was that the house made from lepa logs (lehpah me thinks). Lepa is the word we use in Guatemala for “slab wood,” the cut-off edge from when they are cutting out squared up lumber. The straight even logs yield a good quality siding that would normally be wastage. Also, I found interesting the use of smoked transparent lamina sheets, which are quite expensive in Guatemala, and how the house was built around twists of the tree branches.

I wonder what they use this tree house for; do you guys have any ideas or suggestions?

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