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Joel Allen is a 31-year-old carpenter from Salmon Arm, B.C. Before he started swinging a hammer for a living he was a software developer, an occupation that expired when the money behind the Internet startup he was working for ran out. His next job, at 26, was retirement, a gig he soon discovered didn’t pay the bills and motivated him to put on a tool belt and learn a trade.
It was the best move of his life, he says, and it led him — on his own time — to the middle of the woods in Whistler, B.C., where he has built a tree house for the ages: a spectacular egg-shaped orb whose precise location, on Crown land, is top secret unless you are among the lucky few to find it.