Located in the heart of a Hawaiian forest, this tree house is perched 4.5 meters above ground and features eco-friendly amenities.
If you fancy the idea of waking up in the midst of lush foliage and falling sleep to a full sky of stars, you might’ve toyed with the idea of staying in a tree house.
In light of its 10th anniversary, home rental brand Airbnb has shared a list of top properties that have made it to their users’ wish list, one of which is a tree house called the “Dreamy Tropical Tree House.”
Located on the island of Hawaii, the tree house listing has been saved to wish lists more than 66,000 times—a testimony to its popularity.
Tucked away in the heart of the Fern Forest, the tree house is perched 4.5 meters above ground and offers 360-degree views of its natural surroundings.
Upon arrival, a red cinder path leads you through the dense forest to a double-story bamboo treehouse. At ground level, you’ll find a hanging daybed, suspended beneath the floor of the living quarters.
Upstairs, a narrow stairwell leads to a trapdoor that reveals a spacious veranda offering views of the jungle below, as well as sliding doors to a cozy bedroom.
Inside, the bedroom is lit by natural sunlight, bringing the vintage 1970s wallpaper and bamboo fixtures to life. Guests will find a counter stocked with local coffee and snacks, as well as cubby holes and hangers that create a minimalist closet space.
The most magical part of the house is the bathroom, where jalousie windows stretch from floor to the ceiling and the horizontal glass plates open up, creating an indoor-outdoor effect.
To reduce eco-footprint, the bathroom has a shower that uses naturally caught rainwater, as well as a toilet and hand-made rock sink that make use of grey water eco-principles by allowing you to wash your hands with fresh water before it fills the bowl.
Plus, the entire tree house runs on solar power. So, once the battery goes out, so do the lights, making it the perfect off-the-grid accommodation for a romantic night in the jungle.
When daylight comes around, guests can continue their adventures by visiting the Volcano National Park, located 16 kilometers away.
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