FarmVille Ultimate Treehouse: Everything you need to know

As if the new Flower Garden feature wasn't enough to keep us busy in FarmVille, a new timed "Ultimate Treehouse" feature has also started rolling out to users this afternoon. If you don't receive a pop-up announcing this feature in your game, the Ultimate Treehouse can be found by clicking on the image in the top right corner of the gameplay area. You'll need to complete four different stages to finish off the construction of the Ultimate Treehouse, with each requiring help from your friends in different ways. Here's a look at how this feature will play out from now until July 6.

Stage 1: Gather Signatures

  • Ask 8 friends for help

From now until June 23, you'll have a chance to ask eight friends for "Arborist Signatures" in order to start the official construction on your Treehouse. This is done via a general news item posted on your wall. Once you finish this stage, you'll need to wait until June 24 for Stage 2 to release. You'll receive an Architect Pig for making it past this stage.

Stage 2: Collect Materials

  • 8 Sustainable Wood

  • 8 Energy Saving Windows

  • 8 Wooden Scaffolding

This part of the construction process will be available from June 24 - June 28, during which time you'll need to either purchase the items above with Farm Cash, or ask your friends to send them to you. You'll receive a Construction Worker Cow for finishing this stage within the allotted time limit.

Stage 3: Tree Trunk Breaking Ceremony

  • Ask 8 friends for help

This stage is available from June 29-June 30, making it a bit of a rush to ask eight friends for help in staffing the "ceremony." You'll earn a "Tree Climbing Goats" decoration for finishing this stage within those two days available to you.

Stage 4: Treehouse Amenities

  • 10 Hot Tub Components

  • 15 Solar Heaters

  • 15 Sauna Parts

These building materials are once again earned by asking your friends to send them to you, and you'll luckily have more time than in Stage 3 to actually get it done. To be specific, Stage 4 will be available from July 1 to July 6, so you should have no problem completing this final stage within that time limit. Completing this final stage gives you the fully upgraded Ultimate Treehouse that can be used a decoration on your farm. It doesn't appear to have any sort of function outside of looking cool, so whether or not you'll actually find the incentive to construct one will be up to you.

[Via and image credit: Zynga]

What do you think of this Ultimate Treehouse? Has it rolled around to your farm yet? Will you actually take the time to finish all four Stages of its construction, or do you not care about this decorative building? Sound off in the comments!