Treehouse of dreams

For Obi, with Jung von Matt

4-year-old Lotta designed a treehouse. We built it in one day.

To prove you can build anything you dream of, German DIY retailer OBI built a treehouse designed by a four-year-old girl.

We first started a competition and asked kids to send us drawings of their dream treehouses. Out of hundreds, we picked the most imaginative one, drawn and designed by Lotta, a four-year-old girl, and her siblings. Together with architects, craftsmen and tree climbers, we used the drawing as a blueprint to build a treehouse in the family garden. In the end, it was a huge surprise for the kids (and their father, who had no idea), because we had built it exactly as they had imagined it.