Our Anniversary Weekend in an Enchanting Treehouse
Still floating from this fairytale weekend. My husband and I spent two nights in this enchanting treehouse in Atlanta to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. Despite only living minutes away from the treehouse, we felt as if we had stepped into a world away, like a sequel to Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, where they actually go about living happily ever after. It's hard to describe how special and peaceful every moment felt.
It was even wonderful to get to know our gracious host, Peter, and hear his stories from his time on the Rainbow Warrior as a former Executive Director for Greenpeace USA. Peter's dedication to the environment assured us that the treehouse was built with the best intentions and with respect to the nature around it. The beams are placed in brackets that are connected to the trees and so they move in response to the natural movement of the trees. His treehouse has 3 structures linked by bridges; a sitting room, a bedroom, and a deck, which Peter respectfully refers to as mind, body, and spirit.
The bedroom, my favorite place to get lost, has a bed that rolls out and allows you to look up into trees or overlook the creek below. We went to sleep to the sounds of the owls hooting, woke up to other bird chatter, had coffee in bed as we watched squirrel quarrels and other duck drama (it was like a soap opera of the animal kingdom each morning), and spent the day in our books and board games and playing ukulele and talked of leaving everything behind to live in the trees. This place really had us under a spell and we were sad to say goodbye. 'Til next time...