It's nice to be a grandparent because you can enjoy spending time with your grandkids without worrying about the minutia of parenting. Plus, it's your second go around with little rascals so you get to have fun with it. Like Steve and Jeri Wakefield, two grandparents who are having so much fun at being awesome grandparents that they built their grandkids this amazing tree house mansion. I don't think kids have ever dreamt of tree houses this nice.

The Wakefield's enlisted the help of architect James Curvan to get their project going and boy oh boy, it's a sight to see. There's different stories, staircases, a climbing wall, rope ladder, zip line and even a suspension bridge. The air-conditioned, electricity equipped tree house took three months to build and is 100 square feet big (huge in tree house terms!) with two decks and two lofts for sleeping.

Even though their grandkids have grown up now, the tree house is open for neighborhood kids to play in. Man, grandparents are the best. See more of this tree house mansion here. [Houzz via Laughing Squid]