This Crazy Gorgeous Treehouse Is the Most Popular Listing on Airbnb
Treehouses are one of the best parts of childhood. Gathering your best friends in the back yard with pillows, blankets and flashlights, telling spooky stories until the sun comes up, making up secret clubs — even if you didn't have one, you can imagine it.
Now you can relive the best parts of childhood by staying in the most popular reservation on Airbnb.
Peter Bahouth built the treehouse 18 years ago, but has only recently started listing it for guests.
“I didn’t really know how I would feel about having people stay out here,” Bahouth told TODAY Home. “But I began to realize that people were having these amazing, great experiences and it was meaningful (to them), and it, therefore, became meaningful for me.”
And this isn’t your average kid-level treehouse. The structure is a suite of three rooms connected by twinkle-light adorned rope bridges and comes fully furnished with antique furniture and “80-year-old butterfly-filled windows.” Guests also have exclusive access to the main home’s lower level bathroom. Just in case you were wondering.
The $375-per-night listing receives more than 300,000 site visits per month and 147,052 people have saved it to their Airbnb “wish lists.”
The treehouse is decked out in vintage decor and environmentally friendly fixtures. The three structures were build to represent mind, body and spirit. Guests can come relax, unwind and take in the beauty of nature. There’s even a private balcony to take in the lush woods and nearby stream. Bahouth himself is an environmental activist.
“For 30 years I did environmental advocacy. At the end of the day, you feel you’ve done good work, but what do you really have to show physically for it,” he told TODAY.
The listing does warn that the treehouse is still open to the elements, so it’s a bit more like camping than staying in a hotel.
But if you do decide to book, it’s sure to be the best treehouse experience you’ve ever had.