Do you recall the famous novel by Johann David Wyss called “The Swiss Family Robinson?” It was about a Swiss family of immigrants whose ship en route to Port Jackson, Australia, goes off course and is shipwrecked in the East Indies? Long story short, they end up building a treehouse as shelter and live most their lives there (well they move to a cave, and some of the others return to civilization). As a kid, I enjoyed watching the made-for-television movie named after the book and dreamed of living in a treehouse. I write about them often. Funny enough, I came across a listing of a stunning treehouse retreat in Queensland for sale. It sounds pretty tempting! Take a look.
As described by the seller, the stunning treehouse retreat is nestled in a rainforest. It overlooks lush tropical foliage on a private property that you’ll only share with abundant visiting birds. The property backs onto a bushland corridor with direct access to the neighboring valley and creek, and is ideally set at the end of an extremely quiet kid-safe cul-de-sac accessed by just two driveways. The peaceful, highly sought-after street provides the impression of a rural acreage setting whilst being conveniently located close to Buderim Village centre, schools, Buderim Falls and the Sunshine Motorway. 
The property is one level and is spread out across approximately 17,000 sqft. It has five bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a sprawling kitchen and livingroom and wrap-around decks to take in the beautiful surroundings.
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Governor General Award recipient Helen Hatzis lives to travel. A xenophile at heart, she continues to travel the world and shares her experience on Trip Jaunt, an online travel community and hub she co-founded in 2016. Helen is a member of North American Travel Journalists Association and the Academy of Canadian Film and Television.