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Couple fights to keep island tree house

MANATEE COUNTY, FL - A South Florida couple's dream home is now in danger of being torn down. Their two story tree house is complete with hammocks and a perfect view of the beach.

Two years ago, the owners asked a building official for permission to build the tree house and were told no permits were required.

Now, they're being told to tear it down because it violates building codes and is dangerous to the public. "Somebody would probably say ignorance is not an excuse. But, honestly, when they say no permits required, how many people ask for paperwork when they say no permits required?" said Lynn Tran.

So far, the owners have spent about six months and $20,000 building the tree house of their dreams.

Now, they're seeking the help of an attorney.

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