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Man Builds Amazing Treehouse That Is Available On Airbnb

Man Builds Amazing Treehouse That Is Available On Airbnb

A man has created an incredible treehouse apartment that you can stay in through Airbnb.

Kyle Longwell, who is a technical director, lost his job because of the coronavirus pandemic, but has put his time to good use, and built the 'Owl in the Oak Treehouse'.

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Having managed construction in regional theatres in America for 10 years, he has experience of creating scenery, and that has certainly come into play with his latest project.

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The treehouse is about 30 minutes away from Atlanta. Measuring 120 square feet, there is a 50 square foot sleeping loft, as well as an outdoor decking area, so guests can enjoy the view from 30 feet above the forest floor.

Kyle said he was inspired to create a modern treehouse after he saw one by TV host Pete Nelson.

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He told Metro.co.uk: "I was amazed at the idea of a space that was designed for adults but built in the trees, such a wonderful nod to childhood and the notion that we can remain whimsical as adults.

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"I immediately picked up a copy of his [Pete's] book New Treehouses of the World and that was that. I knew that I'd be building my own treehouses someday."

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By April, Kyle had been working on it for six months and was about a third of the way through. However, when he lost his job he worked on it full time, getting the remaining two-thirds done in two months.

The treehouse also has a small kitchen, a toilet, a living area with sofa bed and a spiral staircase.

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He explained: "The hardest part was carrying all the materials back to the build site. 'My driveway, where all the lumber was delivered, is about 150 yards from the site, with steep hills to descend and climb on the way.

"Other than the two large beams that form the base of the treehouse platform, I carried every piece of the treehouse to the site myself."

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Speaking about his next steps, Kyle added: "I'd love to open and operate a treehouse resort in the North Georgia mountains someday, but that's likely years off.

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"I've always had a passion for building complicated, artistic, one-of-a-kind things, and I'm hoping that treehouses can continue to fill that need."

You can stay in the Owl in the Oak Treehouse for £101 per night, with cleaning charges and tax added on top.

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