What you are about to see may cause MAJOR wanderlust. It might make you want to quit your job and brainstorm ways to make a living as a pool attendant, or island-hopping ice cream scooper or anything that could let you ditch your day-to-day troubles and spend every day in this mansion of a treehouse in Mexico. You've been warned.
At Punta Sayulita in Mexico, there's a series of treehouses that are nothing like the ones you grew up with. These homes are more like foliage-skimming mansions. Each one features three to four bedrooms, a pool, jacuzzi, laundry room and multiple terraces, for doing some balcony stargazing, of course. Just take a look:
But the truly impressive feature is the open kitchen, with its granite island — featuring bar seating for four, so your friends can watch you fry up plantains or whip up a killer omelette (because who doesn't want an "Iron Chef"-style audience as they cook?) — and massive pantry, so you can stock up enough that you won't have to haul groceries up and down the treehouse. That, we imagine, would get old real fast. (Although it's worth noting the company's concierge will actually stock your pantry for you, so you don't have to ever hit up the supermarket again, if you don't want to — and if you can afford that sort of thing.)
The kitchen is connected to the dining room, and both spaces have glass doors that can be retracted, so you can truly get some fresh air. And live out your "Swiss Family Robinson"-meets-"George of The Jungle" dreams as best you can.
There's also a fire pit overlooking the Pacific Ocean, where you could roast s'mores — or just unwind with a glass of vino.
The place looks like a resort, but it's actually a gated community, so all of these homes could be your permanent address. If you live in the States and are seriously considering a change of scenery, though, take note: The Mexican Constitution prohibits non-Mexicans from owning homes within 50 kilometers of the coastline, or within 100 kilometers of the country's international borders. You'd have to set up a Fideicomiso, or real estate trust, to be able to own your own treehouse, and that'll cost you about $500 to $1,500 to set up, and about $500 a year to maintain, on top of the mortgage and other expenses. (Sorry to kill the dream; we just had to be honest.)
You would, however, have access to a pool — and views — like this:
You can find even more details on Punta Sayulita's website. However, if you can't imagine packing up your life and moving away for real, you can vacation at one of these treehouses, too. There's one listed on Airbnb, but it'll set you back $2,060 a night.
Hey, no one ever said living the dream — even for just a night — was cheap.
From: Delish US