For 9-year-old Eli, his “dream treehouse” began as a piece of plywood where he could shoot Nerf guns from. Now, it’s an Airbnb where he and his mom raise money for charity.
When Eli told his mom he wanted a treehouse, she used it as a learning opportunity: She invested $200 into his business of selling glitter bombs and other fun trinkets at a local store. For three years he worked at his business and asked for no presents for Christmas or birthdays — he wanted 2x4s or money to go toward his treehouse! He paid back his mom and invested $6,000 into his Airbnb.
Now Eli’s dream is a reality, and he actually manages the Airbnb, helping with clean-up, greeting guests, and making sure the place is ready for the next vacationers. Check out his masterpiece below!
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9-Year-Old’s 17×17 Tree House w/ Kitchen & Bath
The couch/futon turns into the main sleeping area.
Beautiful laminate flooring and the tree comes right through the floor!
TV and electric fireplace to keep you warm.
That awesome chunky ladder leads to the loft.
The mini kitchen has all you need.
There are two twin beds in the loft.
Looks like such a fun spot for kids!
The tree house features lots of playground equipment.
Enjoy coffee with a woodland view.
Oh and the hosts have chickens!
Tiled shower in the bathroom.
Flush toilet! All the amenities in this tree house.
Eli’s Treehouse is such a special place!
It’s located in North Carolina.
And yes, there’s a slide!
The treehouse has one full bed on the main level that doubles as a couch. You simply take the cover off and the couch unfolds. Upstairs in the loft are two twin beds, super comfortable and brand new as well, that are suitable for kids and adults under about 175 pounds or less than 5″6 foot tall. The total space is about 17 x 17 and is on our 5 acre property in the woods from our main house. You can walk further into the woods to be private and/or enjoy the yard closer to the house with the play equipment.
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Our big thanks to Mary for sharing! 🙏
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