Airbnb is well known for connecting travelers with amazing accommodations around the world. The site just released an updated list of its most sought-after properties, and the Tree Sparrow House in Cornwall, England tops the charts. After seeing inside this incredible treehouse, there is no question why so many British Airbnb users have added it to their wish lists. Now it’s on our list too.
The Tree Sparrow House belongs to Jonathan Melville-Smith, a retired landscape designer and contractor. Although he has reportedly only spent a few nights in the treehouse himself, he fully understands the sentimental and romantic allure of the space. “For me, my earliest childhood memories are about building dens, followed by the magical story of Swiss Family Robinson. From that moment on I wanted to build a treehouse,” Melville-Smith told Business Insider.
From the outside, the treehouse is charming and whimsical, with an appearance lifted straight from a storybook. Taking a look inside the treehouse only strengthens the desire to book a vacation immediately. The one-bedroom treehouse is an amazing architectural structure, with a split-level floorplan that includes a kitchen and living area, and a bedroom.
A wooden staircase leads guests up six feet from the ground and into the gorgeous little abode. Melville-Smith assures that the structure is a true and proper treehouse, supported fully by the strength of the tree without any stakes or posts in the ground. Inside, the cozy space features tree-inspired decor, including a corner piece of exposed tree trunk in the main room. Its host keeps the treehouse fully stocked with pots and pans, a stovetop, and small grill, so guests can be self-sufficient without relying on takeout or access to the main house. The treehouse even has a composting toilet and sink, although guests have to go outside if they want to take a shower.
Booking a night for two among the treetops will set you back £100 or around $145. If you can snag a reservation at the property that tops the majority of Airbnb’s 2.4 million UK wish lists, it’s worth every penny.
Via Business Insider
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