Great post and congratulations on your new addition! :)
It does look very inviting and I'm sure your guests are going to appreciate it.
Your treehouse is so special, I would love to come and visit (the idea of kayaking over to it is amazing)! :)
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Since I am not a serious or keen hiker... I need a bit of comfort! :) So I thought your idea very good !
Being me a practically retired engineer, I would like to suggest something to connect the tree-house to the toilet cabin in seconds! What about a "zipline". You just need to connect a steel cable to a high part of the tree and the other end of the cable to a pole near the other cabin. It would be fun to go there flying to use the tolilet. To return the guest can do it on foot, because they are not in a hurry anymore to use the toilet :)
No need to say I am just kidding :) Anyway... to go to the toilet or not... a zipline could be an extra attraction! :) Well... You can see I am not a serious hiker indeed! :)
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etired engineer, I would like to suggest something to connect the tree-house to the toilet cabin in seconds! What about a "zipline". You just need to connect a steel cable to a high part of the tree and the other end of the cable to a pole near the other cabin.
I immediately thought of Laura Ingalls Wilder and [I think] the Big House in the Woods, though it may have been her book set in Minnesota. The storms were so bad in the winter, that the family ran a long rope from the house to the barn so that they could find their way safely from one to the other.
When I lived on a dairy farm in Vermont, way back when, we had a long guide, with clips that we could secure to our bibs for the same reason. You never headed to the barn, in the dark, without attaching yourself to the guide. There were stories of those who chose not to take this safety precaution.
Do you need something like this so your creatures-who-like-comfort don't get lost out there?
I have put up reflector blazes to mark the path, @Susan, to make it easier to find on dark nights. But no need for Vermont-style guides or - is it New Hampshire? - where the barns are connected to the houses by covered passages? Connected farms. We don't have those. We seldom get those sorts of storms in this part of Ontario. We get cold temps and lake effect snow.
So far so good. No guests lost in the woods.
This is an amazing upgrade @Lawrene!
I second Lizzie on visiting your lovely treehouse!
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Wonderful post! As a fellow woodland cabin owner I love your new addition - and so rustic and authentic in design. It's a beautiful addition to your listing - and a fabulous home for your 'captive' audience to enjoy the Airbnb Magazine. ;-)
We don't get the Airbnb magazine in Canada, @Rachael. An American host posted the "superhost week" email she got. Mine differs in that no magazine is mentioned. :(
My guests will have to read the old New Yorkers that have made it across the border.