Branching out? Airbnb most wished-for property type is a treehouse

There are treehouse resorts and hotels in Thailand, the Amazon, and Costa Rica, but Americans don’t have to travel to another country to sleep amongst the leaves. The most-wished-for spot on Airbnb’s Wish List is the Secluded Intown Treehouse in Atlanta, Georgia, according to the company’s analysis of its own data.

Maybe it’s because treehouses are the most popular type of housing people have on their Wish Lists, which is the feature visitors use to save and share properties for upcoming or dream trips. Treehouses rank number one above igloos, vans, lighthouses, and caves, which round out the top five. People are apparently more excited to stay in a van down by a river than on an entire train, which landed at number eight.

The treehouse in Atlanta is $350 a night for three rooms connected by rope bridges. The bathroom is in the basement of the owner’s home, but there is Wi-Fi.

Another treehouse, in Alessandria, Italy also made it to the top of the Wish Lists, at number five. That one turns out to be a little less pricey, at $157 a night. Airbnb also compiled a list of cities with the highest percent of listings on Wish Lists. The top three places are Belize City, Belize; Okinawa, Japan; and Savannah, Georgia.

People are also dying to stay in a range of other unique properties, like the Seashell House in Mexico, which is an accurate description of its exterior. Another aptly named property is the Mushroom Dome Cabin in Aptos, California, where you can convene with nature for $110 a night. Strangely enough, none of these are vans, or igloos — though there is one of those in Austria that you can rent for $59 a night.

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