As a kid, I dreamt of owning a toucan and a treehouse so that my melancholy and I could live a few feet above the ground literally and metaphorically. My bank balance doesn’t allow me to own a treehouse but it can’t stop me from surfing one on the Internet. One such treehouse that caught my eye is located in the interior of Sanford, Maine in the US. Spanning 350-square feet, the treehouse is one of the five boutique carbon-neutral tiny homes nested at Littlefield Retreat.
The spiral stairs lead to the treehouse perched in the midair. Capable of housing up to four people, the treehouse comprises a living area, two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen. Recycled and reclaimed wood has been used for furnishing the rooms. The A-frame cabin is clad with glass walls that blur the line between indoor and outdoor areas and provide a whimsical view of the countryside.
There are a couple of queen-size beds with one in the loft and another in a private bedroom. The treehouse meets most of its power requirements through solar and wind energy with a super-efficient heat pump providing heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer.
Downstairs, there is a full kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, and sink. The host also offers you dinnerware, silverware, water, and wine glasses alongside pots and pans to make you feel at home. The bathroom is also equipped with a large tiled shower. Behind the house, there is a private hot tub with a fire pit nearby.
The treehouse is available for rent on Airbnb and can be booked for $424 per night. The visitors also get a private dock with a canoe for paddling and fishing in Littlefield Pond.