[Explore] Not Your Neighbor’s Treehouse

Bolt Farm. Photo: Airbnb

If there was one, ultimate takeaway from the 1960 hit film, Swiss Family Robinson, it was that treehouses are not only cool as all frickin’ heck, but also a viable means of shelter. The good news is you don’t need to be stranded on a deserted island after a shipwreck or a child below the age of 13, to bring your dream of living in a treehouse to life. We spent the last few months climbing through the brush, dangling from less-than-stable tree limbs, and peering through binoculars, in search the raddest known treehouses on Earth.

We’re pleased to say we found six of these upper deck forts—all of which are 100% available for rent, year-round.

1. Bolt Farm (South Carolina)

Photo: Airbnb

Setback: $315/night

Accommodates: 2 guests

Rating: 5 stars (212 Reviews)

Bonus: Bolt Farm comes equipped with 40 acres of untouched forest, gardens, songbirds, beautiful white oaks, red oaks, hickory and dogwood trees, creeks and 2.5 miles of trails suitable for walking, hiking, jogging and mountain biking.

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2. Minutes From Downtown (Atlanta, Georgia)

Photo: Airbnb

Setback: $375/night

Accommodates: 2 guests

Rating: 5 stars (254 reviews)

Bonus: You might not know it, but you’re looking at Airbnb’s “#1 most wish-listed property in the world” (2016). Intimate and relaxing as all heck, plus it’s just minutes from downtown Atlanta.

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3. Above The Bay (San Francisco)

Photo: Airbnb

Setback: $275/night

Accommodates: Two guests

Rating: 5 stars (1025 reviews)

Bonus: Birds singing, morning sun rays sprinkling through the rustling leaves, a squirrel scampering across the roof. Comes with wrap-around deck for enjoying the sunset or sunrise with a beautiful view of the San Francisco Bay.

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4. In the Blue Mountains (Australia)

Photo: Airbnb

Setback: $806/night

Accommodates: 2 guests

Rating: 5 stars (32 reviews)

Bonus: Fancy staying above 600 acres of private wilderness in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales? Hey, us, too.

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5. Green Lung Island (Bangkok, Thailand)

Photo: Airbnb

Setback: $123/night

Accommodates: 2 guests

Rating: 4.5 stars (15 reviews)

Bonus: Situated on the riverbank on Bangkok’s “Green Lung” island, this three-story eco-home sits in the middle of trees, fields, and beautiful waterways. We should probably mention that it also comes with all-you-can-eat breakfast.

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6. Anytime, Anywhere (Earth)

Photo: Jake Ingle

Setback: FREE

Accommodates: 1-3 guests

Rating: 5.5 stars (10M+ reviews)

Bonuses: Endless.

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