John Shephard enlisted the help of Pete Nelson, a treehouse builder featured on Animal Planet’s “Treehouse Masters” television show, to construct the treehouse he now leases as bed and breakfast on Cottage Lake near Woodinville. (Ian Terry / The Herald)
WOODINVILLE — Tree houses are growing up.
Take the one in the back yard of John and Beth Shephard’s home.
It was built by Pete Nelson, the Fall City contractor who doubles as the star of the reality television show “Treehouse Masters” on Animal Planet.
The Shephards had stayed at Nelson’s Treehouse Point in Fall City; it was a birthday present for John Shephard about 10 years ago.
“We went there and really liked it and it was charming and one thing led to another,” John Shephard said. “We’ve always been fanciful — we’re both musicians — and somehow we decided we were going to have a tree house.”