If you are a big fan of Pirates of Caribbean movies, than you might have come across the news that hackers are blackmailing Disney for ransom. However, you might not have seen the mysterious pirate ship-themed treehouse built by retired Attorney, Steven Hill in the backyard of his Casa Grande home. It took around one year to construct the three-storey pirate ship replica in the support of a 50-foot-tall Ponderosa pine tree with three trunks. He has designed it as a playhouse for neighborhood kids to experience life in a pirate ship.
The pirate ship replica is made of lumber donated by a local Home Depot. Its hull is about 80-square-feet and the upper deck is about 300-square-feet. From sails and flags to fake cannons and anchor chains, a variety of pirate decorations are included to make it look like a pirate ship. Treasure chests, rudders, danger signs and swords are also included to give it a genuine feel. Living quarters are there if owners wish to sleep under the stars. There is also a giant orange octopus at the front that looks like constraining the ship.
While playing in the pirate ship replica, kids have chances to meet artificial mannequins of the movie characters such as Davy Jones in the jail, and those who have the courage to climb up to the crow’s nest above the ship replica can get a higher view of the area. Hill claims that this Disney-inspired structure is structurally sound to hold the weight of up to twenty kids. It seems like a safe and entertaining playhouse for children, but as seen in its video, it may be a bit risky for little kids.