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This UK Treehouse Tops British Airbnb Users’ Wish Lists

When Brits go on holiday, they don’t want to stay in a luxurious hotel with a four-poster bed and room service.

They want to live in a tiny treehouse with just enough room for two in their own little corner of the world.

Airbnb recently analyzed over two million wish lists from the UK to find out what the most sought-after properties were. The top spot went to this Tree House in Helston (Cornwall), which currently fetches around £100 a night ($182 CAD).


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Located in the Lizard peninsula of Cornwall, known for its fishing villages and beautiful coastlines, it’s just a 10-minute journey away from the lovely Porthallow beach. And from your elevated position among the trees you can enjoy views of Falmouth Bay and the fields and orchards of Tregaminion.

The house is split into two levels, with a two-burner hob and grill and cold box for storage on the first floor. On the mezzanine level there’s just enough room for a double bed. According to guest reviews, on a stormy night you can feel the house swaying in the trees.

Host Jonathon Melville-Smith is an artist and builder who “creates spaces of light and beauty.”

“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 tree house,” Melville-Smith told Business Insider.

And it would seem that many of us want to live in one. The property is almost completely booked for April and most of May, June and July. There’s more availability as fall approaches, but if you’re worried about keeping warm, you needn’t be.

Tree Sparrow House is double-glazed and fully insulated to protect against chillier nights.

And if that’s not your thing, his company, Outlandish Holidays, also has gypsy wagons and a fairy-tale cabin.

Neverland awaits.


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