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Incredible Yurt Treehouse in Florida w/ an Elevator!


This is Dan and Deborah’s incredible yurt treehouse in Geneva, Florida which is northeast of Orlando on their five-acre property called Danville.

The yurt treehouse is located between two giant oak trees and it sits 15-ft high! Magnificent, isn’t it?

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Amazing Yurt Treehouse Airbnb in Florida w/ Recycled Airplane Jet Housing Hot Tub✈️

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I’ve never really thought of or ever seen a yurt that also happens to be a treehouse, have you?

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You will be staying in rural Seminole County adjacent to a private airport community. At the end of the airstrip you will find Fort Lane Park located on Lake Harney which is part of the St. Johns River. The tree-house is located on a separate 5 acre parcel you have the opportunity to roam through the trails and use a private golf cart.1

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Located 4 miles east is the Jolly Gator restaurant and County boat ramp. 2 miles to the west is the Geneva General restaurant. Both have become favorites with my guests.1

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Danville is the creation from the imagination of Dan Shaw. With the help of Deborah, his wife of 50 years, they set out to build a guest house on their private airstrip in Geneva, Florida.1

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Fulfill your dream of staying in a tree house! For safety reasons, this venue is for adults only. We do not allow children or pets. The Treehouse has a tree trunk elevator, private shower, air-conditioning, and real toilet so that you can bring your significant other(no compost toilet here). This 18 foot yurt has accent lighting to create the mood of living in the trees on a starry night. Bring a steak to put on the grill and then spend the evening at the fire pit.

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See that hot tub down below?

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This is what it used to do for a living before it was recycled into a hot tub… Pretty awesome, right?

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Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a plot of land and be able to build amazing structures like this?

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Book on Airbnb!1 | Their other Airbnbs: Yurt | Airplane Hangar at Downtown Danville | Mancave Apartment at the Hangar

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  • Avatar Eric
    September 18, 2019, 3:00 pm

    My wife and I were thrilled to see this newest piece in your daily newsletter. We were fortunate to stumble across Danville and its host with the most, Dan, a few years back. The treehouse yurt was not on the property yet. However, there were (and still are) several other wonderful and unique overnight accommodations on the premises. The main house is huge and beautiful (and includes an indoor movie theater to boot). Amazingly, out front and attached to the home is the original large airplane hanger that Dan and his sons converted into the “town of Danville,” including a tavern, post office and assorted other homey touches. You have to see it to believe it. Then, there is a separate wonderful platformed yurt (with alpacas fenced in in back) for overnight stays. Finally, there is also what the call the “man cave” which is a bit further back and is another old hanger converted into more overnight accommodations with a “man caves” bent. If you can reserve an overnight stay (not always easy as its also a favored wedding venue among other things) do yourself a favor and book it. The area is also interesting to roam around and there are hiking trails (also, on top of the restaurants mentioned in this article, we also stumbled across a bar about 15 min away that also had a pinball museum of sorts in it and was filled in the back with terrific old-timey and operating pinball machines and we enjoyed playing them). The Orlando attractions are about a 50 min drive SW from Danville.

    • Avatar Alex
      September 18, 2019, 3:15 pm

      Hey, Eric thanks so much for sharing your experience at Danville. That’s so awesome! I cannot wait to get to go there myself within the next few years. Have a great day!

      • Avatar Eric
        September 18, 2019, 3:28 pm

        My pleasure Alex. What Dan and his sons did on their own in converting an old airstrip into year round accommodations is frankly, imho, amazing and extremely creative.I wish I had half his energy and imagination. It truly is well worth visiting and, his time permitting, Dan is a very pleasant host who will chat about the place and the area at length.

  • Avatar Robert Aulicky
    September 18, 2019, 3:22 pm

    I like the forklift mast and pump. I did a similar setup for my Dad in the shop years ago. Prop and attach a mast and a pump then build a floor over the forks. It is the simplest way to do a one-floor elevator; gravity drops. Great job and the cowling too!

  • Avatar Melissa Robinson
    September 18, 2019, 4:22 pm

    I literally live here and had never heard any of this information about Danville! I’ve heard of the town “Danville” but nothing about its uniqueness. Within the next year, I will be spending a weekend in the yurt treehouse! Following my stay, I will let everyone know how it was…. thanks for featuring this really cool property Alex!

    • Avatar Alex
      September 21, 2019, 1:16 pm

      Hi Melissa, I can’t wait to hear about it! Email me at [email protected] with anything you want me to share in a post here 🙂

  • Avatar Brenda Mason
    September 18, 2019, 4:48 pm

    I LOVE IT. I’d give my left arm to have one kinda like this one. ITS BEAUTIFUL. How much would something like this cost?

  • Avatar Steve in Micco
    September 18, 2019, 6:33 pm

    Very clever. Looks fantastic! Lake Harney has some of the best big bass fishing and big gator hunting to be had in Florida.

  • Avatar Denise
    September 20, 2019, 1:35 am

    These are the type of tiny house stories I just absolutely love to see and read about, so much clever creativity went into this, what a joy to see in pictures. I am sure in real life – unforgettable!

  • Avatar Wayne Tyson
    September 21, 2019, 6:39 pm

    I am over two and a half years into a tree hazard potential assessment study. I see some possible implications in your photos that might be some cause for concern and management over time. I presume that you either are highly knowledgeable about trees or had a consultant who was. However, none of us knows everything. There are ATP’s and private pilots like me–I would not deign to don your uniform.

    Trees are living things and must be treated as such. The penalties for ignoring this fact can be severe. If you’re interested in further feedback, I will be happy to do what I can to at least provide some independent observations that might lead to questions to ask your experts.

  • Avatar Katherine Thompson Whirley
    September 23, 2019, 8:15 am

    I think the yurt home is so unique and would love to live in it! Plenty of outdoor space makes it perfect.

    • Avatar Alex
      September 23, 2019, 9:08 am

      Isn’t it great? Thanks, Katherine!

  • Avatar Robert Aulicky
    September 24, 2019, 11:46 am

    OMGoodness,
    Did I see the yurt and Dan on a TV commercial standing in the elevator going up?

  • Avatar Shelley Withers
    October 23, 2019, 9:23 pm

    Wow! Beautifully and meticulously designed. A credit to you both. Russell Island, Queensland, Australia

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