This Treehouse in the Middle of a Hawaiian Forest Is One of the World's Most Wished-for Airbnbs
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Airbnb shared the properties that users have added to their wish lists most often over the past decade. And those properties aren't just regular old apartments — there's an Italian trullo that looks like it's straight out of a fairy tale, a cave house in Santorini, a bamboo cabana in Colombia, a Moroccan palace, and a tropical treehouse in Hawaii.
But because we know how much you love a good treehouse, we're going to focus on the “Dreamy Tropical Tree House,” located on the island of Hawaii (AKA the Big Island), which has been saved to wish lists more than 66,000 times. Take one look at the listing and you'll see why.
The treehouse, which only has one bedroom, is the ideal getaway for a single person or couple. The house, nestled deep within the Fern Forest, sits 15 feet above the ground, giving visitors both the best views and the ultimate private experience.
Inside the house, guests will also be delighted to find massive windows and doors, allowing sunlight to flood in. The kitchen comes fully stocked with local coffee and snacks.
But the real highlight of this magical treehouse is the bathroom, which comes with floor-to-ceiling windows and a shower that uses “naturally caught rainwater,” making you feel even closer to your natural surroundings. And you can feel good about your eco-footprint as the toilet and handmade rock sink make use of graywater so you can wash your hands with fresh water before it goes on to fill the toilet bowl. (It should be noted that none of the water is potable for drinking, but fear not, as the host will provide you with ample bottled water.)
The treehouse truly does make for the best off-the-grid escape for adventurous people. The entire place is run off of solar power, meaning once the battery goes out so do the lights, but really, what’s more romantic than a night in the jungle under the Hawaiian stars?
Best of all, the tree house is just $300 a night, which is far cheaper than a luxury hotel room on the Big Island. So, instead of dreaming about it, book it instead.
To book: airbnb.com, $300 per night