Every child's (and many grown-ups) dream is to have a great treehouse, a place that offers all things exciting: outdoors, trees, climbing, fun, imaginative play and being close to nature. No better place to live this fantasy but at the Kilauea Treehouse just outside the gates to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in the Big Island.
Pearched high in the canopy of a tropical Hawaiian forest, the Kilauea Treehouse is set on top of a lava tube and surrounded by lush trees, ferns and native flora. Built from recycled lumber from an old church, the two-level tree house features a bamboo bedroom with queen size bed and a veranda with a hot tub that lets you soak while stargazing. Other amenities include a living room equipped with a flat screen, DVD player and CD player, a dining area, a small kitchen complete with appliances and a toilet.
The exotic abode was built by the Treehouse Masters you see on TV and boasts of eco-friendly features: power is from the sun and wind while water from the tap is rain collected and stored in a catchment tank, then filtered (drinking water is provided).
With less than five minutes from the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the tree house is the perfect place to stay in when you are visiting the volcano. You can go after dark and witness the glow of the molten lava while the volcano caldera boils at night like an enormous cauldron. Other attractions in the area are hiking trails, desert, volcanic devastation, petroglyphs and a path with footprints preserved from an eruption over a hundred years ago. Less than a mile from the tree house is Volcano Village, with shops, restaurants and art galleries.
The tree house accommodates 2 and perfect for couples and honeymooners. Visit Kilauea Treehouse for more information.