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Treehouse, houseboat or submarine?

Asked by gabefriedman (7points) April 29th, 2008

Which would you rather live in/on for three months: a treehouse, a houseboat or a submarine? Assume all were well-appointed and the submarine could surface as needed.) Show your work!

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delirium's avatar

Treehouse, absolutely. Its the least dangerous, and seems like it has the most potential for expandability and freedom.

wildflower's avatar

Houseboat. Whether on a canal or an actual boat at sea.

peedub's avatar

Submarine, it would be life-changing. I secretly (not so much anymore) have always wanted to eat the cool stuff that Captain Nemo does in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
Plus I’m a huge fan of Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

iceblu's avatar

Dude, a tree house is the way to go for sure. How many of you can remember when you were kids and you wanted a tree house and your parents were like “No George, your swing set is good enough”. Well I do, so to be able to live in a tree house for 3 months at the current age im at now would be awesomeness, as long as it included and or allowed access to electricity, pluming, ect.

So when i get my Tree House who wants to come and party? Ill start to take R.S.V.P.‘s now. =]

amandaafoote's avatar

tree house! i’d get sea sick the first 20 minutes on the other two, ahaha

peedub's avatar

I’ve spent a few overnights in a huge tree house my friends and I built in Maui. Trust me, it’s not so rad when you wake up and there are scorpions and furry spiders all over the walls.

iceblu's avatar

@peedub Yeah, i understand that, but im talking about a luxury tree house, with the works, hell maybe even a butler or 2 =D

peedub's avatar

Dude, we can swap pads. The sub will be pretty posh, don’t worry.

iceblu's avatar

Alright thats tight, dude your should drive your sub to the edge of my Tree House, its located by the ocean, and then we could have a Uber Parties, or just chill.

rking1487's avatar

I wouldn’t mind living on a yacht going from port to port exploring the world.

peedub's avatar

For sure. I bring the sushi and the mermaids.

scubydoo's avatar

i’d go submarine. that would be awesome, think about it, you’d get to see ‘stuff’ that more than likely you don’t see everyday of your life.

loser's avatar

treehouse all the way! Would I HAVE to leave after 3 months though?

delirium's avatar

Those who are interested in tree life should look up Julia Butterfly (tree) Hill.

She lived in a tree for 738 days to save it. It was a 600 year old redwood. She is one of my heroes.

Mangus's avatar

Houseboat. Water, and a sun deck for my lover.

ezraglenn's avatar

houseboats arent really good vehicles for cruising the ocean, they’re really just floating houses… so I would have to say treehouse, due to the risks of living at crazy depths for three months (the benz?). It would be a really nice treehouse, like how iceblu’s sounds.

ack! spiders and scorpions!

Allie's avatar

There is actually a guy in Santa Cruz who is renting out his treehouse for three months this summer. It’s listed on CraigsList.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Can the submarine be yellow???

Id definitely go for the sub you get to explore the depths of the ocean for three months which would be awesome. Especially since theres a pretty strong chance you will see some creature thats never been seen by humans before.

Allie's avatar

“We all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine.”

El_Cadejo's avatar

Better yet i want my submarine to take me to the sea of holes next to the sea of green and then arrive at Pepperland. That’d be a fun 3 months ^_^.

edmartin101's avatar

Since trees usually have a huge root system, I would go for a floating tree with a tree house on it. Never been done before so perhaps would be cool, huh!! What ya’ll think?

ezraglenn's avatar

@ed, is it a submersible treehouse?

stop trying to have the best of all worlds!

pick one. GOSH

[most of the attitude in this response was in jest]

edmartin101's avatar

@ezraglenn maybe we could put our ideas together and come up with a new design, huh!! I know it sounds utopic but I’ve heard of wild designs before, you never know. I remember one of those 007 movies where Bond is coming out of the ocean on a white car-submarine. That’s where the world gets creative….crazy you may think?

gabefriedman's avatar

@ed – you’re right about scorpions. I spent a night in a treehouse on maui and between the water running down the trunk (in the middle of the house) and the bugs, well, it was far from the ideal.

But I still dream…

peedub's avatar

Whoa, my scorpion treehouse experience (see above) was on Maui as well?

Was the treehouse in Kihei by chance?

Hatsumiko's avatar

Why can’t I have a treehouseboatarine? Think about it – a house made out of tree bark that can be located underwater. It’s genius. I’d just need a tube to get back to land; that is if I want to go back to traffic, politics, and fast food-induced illnesses.

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