sThe hypnotic Tree House is about manifesting, soothing and quieting loud energy within. Manifesting harmony with mother nature and escaping civilization to this incredible and peaceful getaway by reconnecting with nature and disconnect from technology. Solar panels and catchment water, that drenches you when showering, from mother earth. Calm your you spirit and comfort your soul by pacifying your thirst for getting away from the matrix and freeing yourself yet, being close to everything.
Firstly, I would like to say.... I could rip you off and charge $300.00 a night like so many other hosts but, I do not like to be ripped off myself when I travel so this is my gift to you. I am a big believer in Karma, so here is a little about the Dreamy Tropical Tree House.
The Dreamy Tree House in Jungle is perfectly located to watch the landscape with a lanai view of the lush jungle that is changing before your very eyes. Upon arrival, you will arrive in front of a privately gated home with a lock box combination with the key inside. You will travel down a long private drive of black cinder fusing into red cinder that gradually leads you to your red cinder pathway through the jungle to your personal paradise. Upon entering you will notice l a large generous windows and lovely sliding doors allowing for natural sunlight.
Complementing the ocean blue siding exterior siding to the 1970s wallpaper Tahitian wallpaper in the bathroom, floor to ceiling horizontal glass plates open up the bathroom making you feel the open space and breeze on your face.
You will be refreshed by lush ferns & jungle surrounded by the pure energy of rain, animals, and plants. This is true off the grid living from the bird frog songs at night to catchment of water for your shower water as well as solar panels harvested from the Hawaii sun.
Just past the kitchen is a sliding door that accesses one of the most fun areas of the house: the bathroom. The bathroom jalousie windows stretch from the floor to the ceiling and the horizontal glass plates open up, creating an indoor-outdoor effect. Naturally caught rainwater cascades from the large shower head above before disappearing into the floor boards below. You'll notice that the natural theme spills over into the bathroom with sustainable cork board backing the shower and air plants intermittently growing throughout. The toilet and hand-made hammered copper and spill over faucet in the corner make use of grey water eco-principles by allowing you to wash your hands with fresh water before it goes on to fill the bowl.
One of the most fun aspects of this property is that it allows you the opportunity to experience true off-grid living without sacrificing any of the comforts of normal life. Natural lighting, solar power and rain water catchment are the three principles that have been integrated into this tree top design, making it almost like a living organism itself.
The beauty of this high flying haven is in the details. I spent the better part of four months personally constructing the design as well as the accessories inside. My goal was to create a customized and secluded space for your occasion. The chandelier, hanging lights, medium distressed copper sink and faucet and platform bed were all DIY projects that I specifically created and designed to enhance your experience. The siding along the pillars that create an enclosure the lanai and the moss carpet through- out the property were harvested from local areas on the Big Island.
IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE MAKING A RESERVATION
Don't worry, the capital letters are just to emphasize importance. I'm not mad at you. But please read this entire section before making a reservation.
As lush and inviting as the Dreamy Tropical Treehouse is, there are inevitable 'challenges' that come with staying in an off-grid treehouse in the Hawaiian jungle. My goal is to give you an experience that combines adventure and luxury so I want to make sure that you are aware of the following things:
1. The treehouse is about 6-feet off the ground and is only accessible by the front entry stairs for ease with luggage.
2. The running water comes from the rain falling on the roof and is not treated; therefore, the water is not potable. I will provide a large 5 gallon water bottle for you for drinking and cooking.
3. The electricity you use is generated by sunlight and is stored in a battery. Once the battery runs out of power it has to recharge. This shouldn’t happen but just be mindful not to leave lights or power hungry items running for extended periods of time (No hairdryers). The windows allow for plenty of light during the day. There is a back up generator for you to use, if needed.
4. This is the rainy side of the Big Island so expect some showers! Realize that the pitter-patter on the roof is the rain's first stop on its journey to the water tanks and then to your shower. Also notice how warm it is. Don't think of rain as a trip ruiner but instead an asset to be enjoyed!
5. There are bugs but this isn't the Amazon. For such a tropical climate you will be surprised at how few bugs there are. The main things you will see are moths, fruit flies (due to fruit falling off of the trees) and mosquitoes. Bug repellent is provided but it never hurts to bring your own. They really don't get that bad but their presence increases after a hard rain and during the twilight hours.
6. Noises. Living off-grid in the jungle also brings about its own set of noises. The water pump and solar inverter will make soft noises throughout the day as they are used. The falling fruit from the vivie trees can also be alarming if you don't know what it is, and at night you are going to be serenaded by the sweet chirping of coqui frogs. Rustling branches, grunts and squeals typically means that the cute family of wild pigs is nearby. They are harmless and will runoff as soon as they sense your presence. Quietly grab the binoculars and, if you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of them!
7. The "Ladder Stairs" to the loft are simple to climb but, there is a narrowing as you go up the space. Only those who believe they are physically capable should book a stay.There is a hand railing and none of my visitors have ever had a problem going up and down. Just remember to go up and down the stairs facing them... like a ladder!
All of these aspects are what makes this place so unique and, with the right mindset, they’ll only enhance your overall experience.
Guests have free range to fully utilize every aspect of the house. The two hanging beds on the patio and trees, large 20 x 14 porch, indoor-outdoor shower and two luggage racks are at your full disposal. I have recently installed a kitchenette that has a large farmhouse stainless steel sink, rolling cooler for storing food/drinks, and a coffee maker (also capable of heating up water). Any and all goodies stocked in the house are there for your enjoyment.
Here is a more comprehensive list of amenities and features that will be available to you:
•Toilet with Overlaid Sink
• Two Hammock Hanging Beds
•Table and Chairs for Lanai
•Several Books and Games
•Outlets (3-prong and USB)
• Music Player with Surf CD's
• Rolling Cooler for Food/Drink
•Card Game, Star Books and Adult Coloring books
Guest interaction can be tailored to your needs. My goal is to make sure your stay is unforgettable so you can always contact me via phone or email. Because I do not live on the island year round, a local neighbor can assist you if you have any problems that need tending to. Upon your arrival I can arrange to have someone greet you and show you the property or simply stow away the key for your convenience. The choice, of course, is yours.
Even though I am not on site, I can always be reached. Feel free to call/text/email me at any time during your stay should the unlikely event that a problem arises. I will immediately contact the proper authority to have the problem remedied.
The treehouse is about 20 miles from Hilo, 23 miles from Pahoa, 12 miles from Keaau and 8 miles from Volcano. Volcano is the closest place for laundry, good restaurants and groceries, though you will pay a little more for the groceries than in Hilo or Keaau. I recommend you stop on your way in from Hilo. When you book I will include a guidebook that has the locations, hours and prices of local restaurants and grocery stores.
There is quick access to highway 11 and it is 10 miles from Volcanoes National Park. Numerous opportunities for sightseeing and adventures are within a 40 minute drive of this treehouse paradise and they will be included in my guest guidebook as well.
This is the ultimate spot for couples seeking romantic seclusion in the middle of a tropical jungle or individuals who want to escape the world.
Unless you feel like hitchhiking, you will definitely need a rental car with high ground clearance to comfortably explore the surrounding areas and access the treehouse. While nothing is 'far' on the big island, everything is just a bit out of reach by foot... except of course for those lovely, yet dense, jungle stroll.
The master bedroom contains 1 Queen bed with and a full-size bathroom, and the downstairs sitting area and bistro set. The house features window views of the nature of a tropical garden on the property. Moreover, the full windows and doors have a one sided tint. for complete privacy. You can see out but not in, as it has a mirror effect.
Use of the simplified home with a kitchen, tropical gardens, living and dining room area are all included. A simplified home with everything you need to make a home base while on your Big Island adventure. The beauty of this experience lies in seeing infinite views and yet no trace of humankind. Sleeping with the doors open, under theGet the full listing »