Imagine spending a day on the water in your own floating, multi-level sauna. This group of friends in Joensuu, Finland did more than imaging it–they built it. The 3 story raft has en eclectic look and includes a fully functional sauna. There’s plenty of deck space for grilling or sunbathing, and riders can take a dip by diving off any of the 3 stories. Best of all, the builders aren’t keeping it to themselves; it’s available for rent so others can experience it themselves.
from My Modern Met
Next month I’ll be going to Atlanta for a music festival with my girlfriend. While we were looking for accommodations on Airbnb, I came across this really cool treehouse located pretty centrally in the city. If we’d be spending more time at the actual place we’re staying, I’d be seriously tempted to rent this place. There is a bedroom and separate living room just a short walk across the bridge. I really like the rustic look they’ve managed to acheive & I really wish I had this thing in my backyard!
From the listing:
Suite of 3 connected treehouses set in the secluded intown neighborhood of Buckhead. The living room, bedroom and deck are all beautifully furnished with antiques and natural artifacts. We’re nestled amongst towering trees yet minutes from midtown Atlanta. Wine and breakfast included. Truly Unique!
- The Space
- Centrally located within the heart of intown Atlanta, this is a secluded gem. The subject of numerous TV and magazine features, this may be the most romantic, unique, dreamy and fun place you’ll ever stay. Fall asleep in the trees and wake up to the birds singing around you!
Living Room: Antique furnishings including 80 year old butterfly-filled windows, 12-candle chandelier, and a balcony overlooking an acre of lush woods. It is the perfect place to relax.
Bedroom: Sleeps 2. The pillow-top double bed is fitted with sumptuous linens and slides out onto a platform that overlooks the stream below. A small desk, primitive side-tables, an antique birdcage, Kilim rugs, candles and fairy lights make it as comfortable as it is magical.
Deck: Circular seating and a hammock lying beneath a 150 year old Southern Short-Leaf Pine tree.
The treehouses are open to the elements but are protected by rain with tin roofs and mosquitoes by the elevation and breeze.
- Guest Access
- Guests will have free parking in our driveway (We highly recommend renting a car in Atlanta) and access to a private, indoor bathroom within the main house (about a 20 second walk from the treehouses).
- Interaction with Guests
- Upon your arrival, we will have a great bottle of wine waiting for you and will provide coffee and a light breakfast each morning.
I love infographics, and maps, and charts, so all the offerings from Pop Chart Lab really caught my eye. The prices aren’t too outrageous either. Here’s just a few examples of what they have to offer (yes, most of the ones I picked are beer themed.)
Head on over to their site and check out the rest: Pop Chart Lab
If you’re a fan of natural swimming holes, then this is one you’re not gonna want to miss. The “Devil’s Pool” is perched on the edge of Victoria Falls on Livingstone Island in Zambia. It’s been officially crowned the most dangerous pool in the world and attracts people from all over the world.
It goes without saying that there have been a few deaths associated with this spectacular place, so it should be noted that the best time to visit is between September and December, when the rock barrier at the edge of the falls forms a barrier that creates a small eddy with minimal currents–because–ya know, you wouldn’t want to get swept over the edge or anything.
Until you make it there yourself, enjoy these pics:
A nice little animated nod to the VW Vanagon….