Written by Mary Catherine McAnnally Scott | Photos by Evan Anderson
A Weaverville Couple Crafts Stunning Treehouses in the Blue Ridge Canopy
This is the text you’ll get from Adam Laufer if you’re trying to get to his home—and he means it. His house is a perfect representation of his spirit: handcrafted, teetering bravely on the steep incline of the Blue Ridge Mountains—the kind of steep that would earn you a twisted ankle if you stepped too confidently. But Adam Laufer is never too confident. In fact, like a true artist, sometimes he’s filled with doubt.
When you’ve parked your vehicle and jumped into Laufer’s truck, complete with a metal rig that sits like one of those giant shark cages on top of the pickup’s frame, you’ll climb with him up a few more hundred feet. People who’ve done this drive fewer times might exercise some caution, but Laufer navigates the turns with precision and know-how. Heights do not scare this man.
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