This Quirky Treehouse Is Airbnb's Most Popular Listing in the World
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Airbnb offers all sorts of accommodation, from grand country houses and castles to cosy cottages and miniature one-bed flats. But which is the most popular?
The prize for the most-viewed listing on Airbnb actually goes to a quirky treehouse in Atlanta, Today reports. With more than 300,000 site visits every month and 147,000 people adding the property to their Airbnb 'wish lists', it's their most desired stay worldwide. (Although, with all that lovely nature on its doorstep, we can't say we're surprised!)
The treehouse's Airbnb page proudly states: "We are honoured to have been named in 2016 as Airbnb's #1 most wish-listed property in the world!!! Thank you!"
Costing £296 a night, the Secluded Intown Treehouse offers an urban retreat with three separate suites connected by rope bridges. Hidden amongst the trees and perfect for two people, the complete treehouse structure has a living room, with antique furnishings and a balcony, a bedroom with a double bed and vintage décor, and a deck with wraparound walkways.
Holding all of this up are seven trees, including the largest one, Old Man, a 150-year-old Southern Short-Leaf Pine.
For a bathroom visit though, you'll have to pop to the main private house of the hosts, only 30 seconds away.
The unique property was designed by Peter Bahouth, around 18-years-ago. "I didn't really know how I would feel about having people stay out here," Bahouth told Today. "But I began to realise that people were having these amazing, great experiences and it was meaningful [to them], and it therefore became meaningful for me.
"People come here and they write and they think. They leave great stories and they have things happen to them here. Sometimes, they leave after two days and they just look different — they look like they just needed to simmer down a little."
Sounds like a great way to embrace nature, to us. Falling asleep in the trees, open to the elements and waking up to birdsong. Would you like a stay here? Reservations from May 2018 are now available…