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LSU Student Calls Treehouse Home

Aired March 15, 2000 - 1:57 p.m. ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

LOU WATERS, CNN ANCHOR: One thing we know, everyone needs a place to call their own.

NATALIE ALLEN, CNN ANCHOR: But a Louisiana college student is taking that need to new heights.

Bill Rodman from our CNN affiliate WAFB has the story of this unique loft from Walker, Louisiana.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

BILL RODMAN, WAFB-TV REPORTER (voice-over): No, it is not out of the ordinary for a 19-year-old college student to be washing his hands, or even working on a computer.

But where Erin Kennedy of Walker carries out these daily domestic duties is another story.

ERIN KENNEDY, BUILT TREEHOUSE WITH FATHER: You know, my dad and I, we both kind of collaborated on it and drew up plans.

RODMAN: What Erin and his carpenter father, Jim Kennedy, collaborated on was the construction of a three-story, 300-square-foot tree house.

JIM KENNEDY, CARPENTER: The biggest tree in the yard; it's kind of in the back, in the corner of the yard, kind of out of the way.

RODMAN: A perfect out-of-the-way place for Erin to call home, while studying architecture at LSU.

(on camera): Talk about a full-service treehouse; this one is complete with a kitchen, hot-water heater, digital satellite dish, and Mexican tile on the porch.

(voice-over): And there's more...

E. KENNEDY: Shower, toaster, microwave...

RODMAN: ... a wood-burning stove and even air-conditioning.

You can imagine what his friends think.

E. KENNEDY: They are amazed. Most people are just, like, speechless when they come up here.

J. KENNEDY: People all the time stop off the street, and they want to take a tour of it, you know.

RODMAN: There are roughly 60 steps up to the first floor, a deck that stands 20-feet above the ground; the second main floor is 30-feet up; and the top floor bedroom, with the Mexican tile porch, is 40-feet high: enough of a climb to give this college freshman all the privacy he needs.

J. KENNEDY: At 10:00 at night, it's a real long way up.

RODMAN: It's a spectacle you'd never expect to see way up in a Louisiana tree.

In Walker, Bill Rodman, WFB-9 News.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

ALLEN: OK, you dads out there, be careful, as you head out to your backyard to try to copy that.

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