Tree house guy, Pete Nelson, tapped for reality show

July 16, 2013

When Animal Planet was developing a reality show about building tree houses, producers knew there was only one person suited to be their host — Tree House Guy Pete Nelson.

Renowned locally for the five tree houses that make up Tree House Point in Fall City, Nelson has been creating the designer nature retreats for more than 25 years.

Courtesy of Animal Planet Pete Nelson, of Preston, stands on the bridge to the Treehouse Taphouse that his crew from Nelson Treehouse and Supply constructed for an Ohio family.

Courtesy of Animal Planet
Pete Nelson, of Preston, stands on the bridge to the Treehouse Taphouse that his crew from Nelson Treehouse and Supply constructed for an Ohio family.

Nelson built his first tree house with his dad when he was 5. With more than 200 of the structures under his belt, the head of Nelson Treehouse and Supply initially balked at the idea of appearing on television.

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