BROOKSVILLE, Ky. — Missy Bricking has cherished camping considering she was a child growing up in Northern Kentucky.
Unfortunately, her 8-year-antique son, Caden, doesn’t sense the same ardour. At all.
“He doesn’t percentage my love for the outside,” Bricking said.
So while this actual property agent recently booked a night time for the two of them in a treehouse, Caden “freaked out.”
“I stated, ‘Mom, what have you ever performed,'” Caden stated.
But then they took the hour power to EarthJoy Tree Adventures in Brooksville, Kentucky, and Caden’s international changed.
They had been glamping, the hottest new out of doors fashion, where you stay in excessive-cease campsites, yurts, horse ranches, or in this situation: treehouses.
“Look, there are two beds,” he stated, surveying the interior of the treehouse, that is built 10 feet above the ground. It becomes an honest-to-goodness treehouse, not only a cabin on stilts. A tree even grew via it.
“This is sort of a dwelling room and kitchen vicinity,” Bricking said
The kind of 15-through-15 foot tree residence had a countertop, small cooking stove, a master suite and a loft bed room upstairs.
Out at the deck, it had a slide down to a fireplace pit and outhouse. And first-class of all, it came with a locking door for their protection and a window air conditioner for comfort.
“This is, without a doubt, exceptional. A lot more highly-priced than I idea it changed into going to be,” Bricking said.
They have been staying in one in all three tree houses at EarthJoy Tree Adventures. Pete Nelson, a world over-recognised tree residence builder, designed and built one of the treehouses. It turned into even featured in his display on Animal Planet.
Owners Bill and Shelly Byrne had dreamed of doing this for years. Their children now grown, they grew to become their love of tree hiking (they also educate tree hiking training) right into a glamping site.
“People love the tree hiking a lot, we stated, ‘Why don’t we help them live inside the bushes and be even extra with the timber,'” Shelly said.
Now, they experience like children themselves.
“We had honestly wanted this considering the fact that we had been youngsters,” Bill stated.
Face it — rustic tenting is not for every body. So would-be campers might need to test out the most modern methods to escape from the heat, the humidity and the bugs.
And it’s now not simply treehouses, particularly when you worry about heights.
How about a yurt?
Consider staying in a yurt at The Viking Longhall Camp close to Hillsboro, Ohio. A yurt is a huge round tent, historically blanketed with skins, and used at the deserts of the Mideast and Asia.
You also can stay in a Yurt at The Inn at Cedar Falls, in Hocking Hills, Ohio, northeast of Columbus.