House Crush: Off-the-grid Hawaiian treehouse
Maybe our 9-year-old selves had it right: All you really need for a happy existence is a little backyard treehouse. You can test that fantasy in this real-life (adult-size) Airbnb rental in the rain forest of the Big Island. (You even enter the dwelling through a trap door!)
Built by minimalism enthusiast Kristie Wolfe and her mother, this dreamy tropical treehouse resides 15 feet up in the canopy of local flora and features a wraparound lanai (with, yes, 360-degree jungle views).
And just like your childhood play structure (though much more modern), this treehouse is entirely off-the-grid: the space features solar power, a rainwater-catchment system, and optimized natural light through windows and sliding glass doors.
With elegant bamboo accents, hanging lights, tropical views and total seclusion, it’s no wonder 90% of guests are honeymooners.