This Man builds a treehouse, and starts earning enough to quit his job, see inside

Will Sutherland believes that building a treehouse on his four-acre property was a pipe dream. He succeeded, and his Airbnb treehouse is now making enough money for him to quit his job. Will stated that he had always wanted to build a treehouse before purchasing his home, and when he first walked around his four-acre property, he noticed two trees over a rock ledge and thought it would be a good spot for a treehouse.

Outside view of Will's Airbnb treehouse.

Will spent six and a half months building the treehouse. “I carried up every piece of wood, every piece of floor, the roof trusses, the floor trusses, and the big quad beam. I also got a bunch of cedar logs from a friend who was building a house. “I have a sawmill at home, so I could mill all of the cedar for the siding,” he explained. When Will told his wife, Sabrina, that he was building an Airbnb treehouse, she said, “I’m all for it as long as you build another bathroom for guests.”

Will has been hosting for years through their Airbnb skoolie, a converted school bus, where he allows his guests to use their bathroom in their house because the skoolie lacks a shower and toilet. When Will built the treehouse, he included a bathhouse with a shower and toilet for all of his guests. “Sabrina assisted me with some of the details, such as floor finishing and board trimming.

Will's treehouse on winter.

“When she got home from her job as an arboretum specialist at the Virginia State Arboretum, she was by my side every day,” Will said. Will’s Airbnb treehouse is small, but he added a lofted bedroom for more guests. The lofted bedroom has a bunk bed that is great for kids and a queen bed for adults. For brushing teeth and handwashing, the treehouse has a five-gallon water tank.

Will built a half bathroom near the treehouse for his guests.

It also has a hotplate, which guests can use to heat the water. It also includes an electric heater and air conditioner. Because the treehouse is built on a ledge, the front is approximately 18 feet above ground, while the back is approximately 14 feet. Guests can enter through the front staircase, and there is an emergency exit with a ladder at the back.

Shower and toilet for Airbnb treehouse and skoolie guests.

Will claimed that his Airbnb treehouse earned him $30,000 in its first year. His treehouse receives thousands of views per month on Airbnb, and he’s booked for months in advance, with rental rates ranging between $160 and $250 per night, depending on the season. “As soon as I see the guests leave, I’ll mow the grass.”

Airbnb treehouse's bedroom with queen bed for adults and loft bed for kids.
He claims that they live in a tiny village there because they are constantly surrounded by Airbnb treehouse and skoolie guests. Will feels fulfilled when he sees guests make good memories at his Airbnb treehouse.

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