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Sittin' in a Tree 

Published August 1, 2012 at 4:00 a.m.

Harold and Juliet Moran live in a two-story house on a compact, 50-by-100-foot lot in Burlington's Old North End. But with a little craftiness and creativity, they've turned their small yard into an adventure land.

The crown jewel of their outdoor space is an eye-catching elevated play structure that has provided their boys, Jake and Owen, with hours of open-ended, open-air play. Harold, a handyman and property manager, built it himself four years ago, after researching treehouse design at the library.

"I think it's a doable project for pretty much anyone," he says.

Parents: Harold & Juliet Moran

Children: Jake, 10, Owen, 9

Also pictured: Jack Raymond-Batdorf, 10, McKenna Raymond-Batdorf, 9

Treehouse cost: About $500

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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Kate Laddison

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Kate Laddison is the Associate Editor of Kids VT. She lives in St. Albans with her husband and son.

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