Brickbat: Treetop Hideaway


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For the past 25 years, Shawnee Chasser has lived in a treehouse in Florida. Now, the Miami-Dade County code enforcement office says it has to come down. Officials say it doesn't meet local building codes, which are strict because of the possibility of hurricanes, and it doesn't have electricity and running water, which are required. They've already imposed $3,000 in fines on Chasser and given her three months to tear the treehouse down.