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Reality Show Winner Building Luxury Treehouse at Hudson Valley Home

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The winner of America’s Got Talent has been granted approval by the town to build an elaborate tree house with her $1 million winnings.

Grace VanderWaal gained national attention after becoming the winner of last season’s America’s Got Talent. The Rockland County native was cheered by local fans during a huge ticker tape parade and homecoming celebration held in her honor last October.

We now know what VanderWaal is doing with some of her $1 million prize money. This week the 13-year-old singer and songwriter was granted permission by the Village of Wesley Hills in Rockland County to build two luxury tree houses in her back yard.

The Journal News reports that the two massive houses will occupy five trees. One of the luxury tree houses measures 10′ by 15′ and will be be equipped with a working refrigerator and even a toilet. The smaller house measures 10′ by 10′ and will be wired for electricity. And just so the tiny star won’t expend too much of her musical energy climbing into the fancy playhouses, spiral staircases will be installed for both.

VanderWaal has been going back and forth with the Village after concerns were raised that her family’s property bordered protected wetlands. A special meeting of the planning board was held on May 8 that raised some more issues, but the plan was finally approved on Wednesday.

The houses will be built by Treehouse Masters. There’s no word if construction will be documented for the business’ reality show on Animal Planet or not.

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