One father is publicly shaming a neighbor who reported his family’s tree fort to their homeowner association.

Fox News reports:

The dad, who goes by the first name Dave, printed out a scathing letter that condemned his neighbor’s tattling, according to a snapshot uploaded to Reddit’s “Facepalm” forum – a subreddit that’s dedicated to sharing “the stupidity of people online and IRL.”

Sporting a plastic sheet cover and two green tacks that were hammered into the offending tree, the open letter confronts the anonymous neighbor who reportedly tipped off the HOA.

“Dear Anonymous Passerby,” the letter begins. “Don’t worry, you’re safe now! Your act of casual cruelty was successful. The complaint you lodged with the HOA was heard. They had me take down the small treefort that I built on this location with my sons during the pandemic.”

Dave adds: “No longer will its presence offend your walk past my house. Please enjoy your stroll free from the sound of my children’s play and laughter. They are safely back inside now, watching television I’m sure. Enjoy the unobstructed view of my backyard. I will try to keep it up to code.”

According to Fox News, over 101,000 people have upvoted the Reddit post since its original upload on Monday, June 14. 


      1. I bet there wasn’t anything regarding a tree fort directly they used some other all encompassing rule . HOA are garbage and why anyone agrees to buy a home where you’re told what to do 24/7 is beyond me. These people always anonymous in their reporting since they’re cowards. Most people in these HOA’s are miserable, nosey and cowards.

      2. A friend of mine had a tree fall on his house. He had a chainsaw and was removing the rubble off his house. The HOA served papers on him because he had not gotten permission from the HOA to remove it! Too many busybodies in these HOA’s with no common sense!

    1. Maybe it did not meet HO/a guidelines. Apparently, the homeowner did not ask permission before putting up the fort.

    2. Tree forts hurt globalist puppet, libby snow flake sheep little feelings like mr potato head and dr suess hurt their little feelings .

  1. ‘Live and let live ‘ is no longer accepted in this ‘everything offends’ someone, and the ‘cancel
    culture’ world we have become . Another reason why the ‘Greatest Generation’ was great.
    After what they survived they knew what was important.

  2. Want to get rid of HOA’s? If you are looking for a house, make sure you tell your realtor that you do NOT want to buy any place subject to an HOA. If you are looking at or in negotiation for a house and find out there is an HOA, either back out (citing the HOA as the reason) or substantially lower the offering price (making it clear that the HOA is a “value reducer”). If enough people do that, these agents will make sure that the problem gets publicized. Let’s face it, HOA’s got their start as a “selling point”. If you don’t like them, don’t make them profitable.

    As a general proposition, if you are in an established neighborhood and your neighbors try to impose an HOA on you, you can fight it legally – but pay for a lawyer, land use law is not for the casual litigant. Consider reducing the cost by having a single attorney represent all the neighbors objecting to the HOA proposal. AND, btw, HOA’s exist because a lot of homeowners want them… UNTIL they run afoul of it. If you joined an HOA/supported one’s establishment in your neighborhood/bought into an HOA controlled neighborhood, then SUCK IT UP. Some of the biggest complainants about HOA rules are the first to invoke those rules against their neighbors. If you turned in your neighbor for a deck extension, don’t get angry if he finks out your treehouse, in short.

  3. If you choose to live in a HOA, you agree to the rules! It was against the rules of the HOA to build the fort, so if you don’t like having someone tell you to take it down, it is your fault. This Dad was completely wrong!

    1. So how do you feel about Biden and Congress reversing every law and executive order from the past president? Why didn’t they “agree to the rules and it’s your fault if you don’t like them”?

  4. That tree fort looks better built than some houses. I have hard time understanding how this structure could contribute to a decline in property values. Seeing as how the main purpose of an HOA is to protect property values, I would surmise that the HOA Gestapo who reported a violation is more concerned about rules enforcement than children learning life skills from a Father who had his children’s best interests at heart.

  5. It is enough to have gov. telling us what to do as to having your neighbor telling you you can not do that ,I don’t like it,


    1. globalist puppet, libby snow flake sheep should spend more time eating tide pods and snorting used condoms and taking boiling water showers and whatever globalists order them to do, instead to mind other peoples business .

  7. How sad, but I know the type of person who would do something like this. Some poor lost soul who had no childhood, who has allowed themselves to become a victim of everything. The type of person whose parents made sure their child got that trophy for doing nothing. The type of person who made every team by showing up. The person who never got that red” F” on their school paper so their “self esteem” wouldn’t be degraded. The person who was passed from grade to grade by doing nothing. Was never told “no”, and now these kids are adults who don’t have a clue, never worked for anything, was never allowed to fail….never allowed to dig themselves out of the hole they put themselves in. No work ethic, no moral compass, no future, and they learned much too late that “self esteem” is earned, no one can give it to you, you have to earn it yourself……and once you’ve earned it, no one can take it away from you…………..”Ye shall reap what ye has sown”
    God help America…

  8. It looks like a WONDERFUL addition! Too bad for the family & the whole community, imho. What a busybody low life was/is the snitch-person. BOO! HISS! BOO!

  9. The globalist puppet, libby snow flake sheep neighbor is angry his mommy threw his mr potato head collection in the trash .

  10. There are KARENS everywhere, and they are trying to kill all joy.

    To the KARENS of the world – from the bottom of my heart – GET A LIFE YOU SELF ENTITLED LOW-LIFES!

  11. If the HOA rules prohibit this then the father is wrong. As a dad and granddad I empathize with a dad doing what he can to help his kids during the CHINESE WUHAN CORONAVIRUS. Maybe he should have checked with the HOA first. I raised my family in our own home where we write the rules so its a quandry.

  12. If you agreed to live within a HOA then you must carry the responsibility to follow their rules as you follow any and all laws of our nation, even though one of the great things a father can do with his kids is to build a fort with them.

  13. Biden leadership follies, the white house democrat president, that has not solved or resolved one issue since being in office. Most Democrats, will not be elected or reelected in the coming elections they will have created their own party destruction, election cheating, inability to govern, wasteful spending, corruption, abuse of power, inflation, unable to protect our southern borders, but most of all allowing Biden, to continues as president, knowing he should be in an home for mentally retarded, with serious obvious dementia. Biden was no less then the laughable leader of the entire G7.Biden’s mind takes Hiatus through out the G7 Conference. His mind is in some type of senile cocoon protected by fools. Sky News host Chris Smith says there was some concerns about US President Joe Biden’s “mental capacity” after a video posted on Friday captured him “wandering around” appearing “lost” in a café in England. The video showed the president appearing “stunned” after someone asked him how his meetings in Cornwall were going. “I know Chris Kenny says the man should be in a home and sometimes I can’t disagree, and he shouldn’t be leading the country,” Mr. Smith showed further gaffes, including one where he said the president “threw his staff under the bus” regarding instructions taking questions from the reporters. “I come back to the point I’ve made before, this guy will be very lucky to last his full term,” Mr. Smith said. Biden also mixed up Syria and Libya three times during the news conference, including when he said, “I’m hopeful that we can find an accommodation where we can save the lives of people in, for example, in Libya,” Fox News reported and in a Q&A session with reporters, Biden admitted that “I’m going to get in trouble with staff” if he strayed from instructions that directed him to give the first question to Jonathan Lemire of The Associated Press, a frequent guest on liberal cable news network MSNBC When on the world stage with his peers at the G7 summit this weekend, President Joe Biden had several mental lapses and gaffes. At one point, fellow world leaders openly laughed at Biden over his forgetfulness at the G7 conference in Cornwall, England

  14. Wow! What a shame to have that removed. I’d like it myself for a quiet place, and I am 71 years old. Sometimes those associations don’t use their hearts along with their fat heads.

  15. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Pissy neighbors are a blight on society. A child’s laughter outweighs any eyesore.

  16. If that is a picture of the “tree house” in the article, I can see why someone complained. That is not a tree house but more like a Forest Service Lookout.

  17. Wow, there are too many people in this world that lead a pathetic life that they have to tattle on people. But, I am sure the same person that did this would not tell the police if he/she/it/they/them saw someone committing a crime like looting at a peaceful protest.

  18. I agree this busy body needs to get a life- but you probably knew deep down some jerk like this was going to squeal like a pig – before you went to all that effort. Nice tree house though.

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