Will Sutherland thinks placing a treehouse on his four-acre property was only a fantasy. He pulled it off, and his Airbnb treehouse is now incomes sufficient for him to stop his job.
Will stated that he all the time had the thought of constructing a treehouse even earlier than he purchased his home, and when he walked round his four-acre land for the primary time, he noticed two bushes over a rock ledge and thought it was a great spot for a treehouse.
It took Will six and a half months to construct the treehouse.
“I carried up each piece of wooden, each piece of ground, the roof trusses, the ground trusses, and the large quad beam. I additionally sourced a bunch of cedar logs from a good friend who was having a home constructed. I’ve a sawmill at my home in order that I may mill all of the cedar for the siding,” he stated.
When Will instructed his spouse, Sabrina, that he was constructing an Airbnb treehouse, his spouse stated: “So long as you construct one other toilet for friends, I’m all for it.”
Will has been internet hosting for years by means of their Airbnb skoolie, a transformed college bus, the place he let his friends use their toilet of their home because the skoolie didn’t have a bathe or rest room.
Will constructed a bathhouse with a bathe and bathroom for all his friends when he constructed the treehouse.
“Sabrina helped me with a few of the particulars, like the ground ending and trimming some boards. She was by my aspect each day when she bought house from working as an arboretum specialist on the Virginia State Arboretum,” Will stated.
Will’s Airbnb treehouse is small, however he added a lofted bed room to accommodate extra friends.
The lofted bed room is sort of a bunk mattress which is nice for teenagers, and beneath that may be a queen mattress for adults.
The treehouse has a five-gallon water tank for brushing enamel and handwashing. It additionally has a hotplate, permitting friends to warmth the water.
It additionally has an electrical heater and air con unit.
Because the treehouse is on the rock ledge, its entrance is round 18 ft from the bottom, whereas the again is roughly 14 ft.
The friends can get inside through the staircase in entrance, and there may be an emergency exit on the again with a ladder.
Will stated he earned $30,000 from his Airbnb treehouse in its first yr.
His treehouse will get 1000’s of views month-to-month on Airbnb, and he’s booked for months out, with rental performs for round $160 and $250 per night time, relying on the season.
His treehouse and skoolie began to earn sufficient cash from Airbnb, permitting him to stop his job, in keeping with Enterprise Insider.
“I now have much more time to assist family and friends with initiatives and to daydream about new issues I need to make. I additionally get to see them come to fruition before I used to with my full-time job,” he stated.
Will stated that he should change how he goes about his day since he began his Airbnb enterprise, stating that he can’t be outdoors engaged on his sawmill or chainsaw when friends desire a quiet place within the treehouse.
“As soon as I see friends depart, I’ll rapidly mow the grass.”
He stated that they basically stay in a tiny village there, as they’re always surrounded by their Airbnb treehouse and skoolie friends.
Based on Will, seeing friends create good reminiscences at his Airbnb treehouse makes him really feel fulfilled.
He additionally stated that his revenue from his Airbnb allowed him to earn a living from home, giving him extra time to spend together with his household and associates.
“It’s an sincere, good enterprise—good for the friends, good for the hosts, good for the group,” he concluded.