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Bogancloch Treehouse

SuperhostRhynie, Scotland, United Kingdom
Treehouse hosted by Jake
2 guests2 beds0 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the treehouse to yourself.
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This 1960s touring caravan was hoisted into the tree as a location for the film "Two years at sea". There is a double bed and a single, but 3 people makes it a bit crowded, so i have listed it as '2 people'.
No 'mains' electricity.
A good view!!

The space
The caravan had a full life when it was on the road, so the interior could be truthfully described as 'shabby'.
At present, we ask you to bring your own sleeping bag (or sheets)... there isn't mains electricity here to run a washing-machine, so it's just not practical to provide fresh sheets for every new guest.
So bring a sleeping bag......there are extra quilts and blankets in case it's an extra-cold night, or if your sleeping-bag is a cheap thin one.
The beds are just about 6 feet 3 inches long, so if you are very tall, you might have to sleep with your knees bent.
There is no mains electricity, but it's possible to be comfortable.There are paraffin lamps, plus headtorches are available that are good enough for reading. There is the original gas cooker, with one hotplate and a grill. There is no 'background' heating, you don't need it in the summer, and in the winter i assume that you will be doing some walking etc during the day so your circulation will be working well when you come in; you get warm as soon as you are standing at the gas-cooker heating your supper; and you won't be lounging around for hours in the evening.
It's a 1960s touring caravan so obviously there is no shower or bath ... I recommend having an allover wash the 'japanese' way, with two kettlefuls of water and two facecloths, one for soaping and one for rinsing yourself. (Or use the showers at the swimming pool in huntly)
There is no internet, though EE mobile broadband works ok for texts and simple emails without much attachments.
Because the email is a bit dodgy, you're better to use airbnb's "InstantBooking" if you're booking at short notice, rather than their "Request accommodation" system. Of course, if you have a question about anything that isn't clear in the description, then you're welcome to phone or text or email.
Pubs and cafes in Huntly(15 miles north) or Dufftown(15miles west) have wi-fi.
There are no street-lights within 5 miles. I recommend arriving during daylight if possible, so you are settled-in before it's dark. The advantage is that you can see the stars (and occasionally the Northern Lights) if the sky is clear

Guest access
The treehouse itself is your own realm. There is an outdoor kitchen in the yard, with a fireplace and some pans and seats, that you can use.... the fireplace is quite economical but if you use a lot of firewood, i'll ask you to help me for 10 mins the next day hauling in a new bundle of firewood from the forest.

Other things to note
Dry 'composting' toilet at ground level.

This treehouse is 12'6" (4 metres) above the ground, and it's 15 miles to the hospital......we don't pay any public-liability insurance, so if you're a sleepwalker or a big drinker, please be careful.......

Next-day bookings don't always work, as the internet and phone here are a bit dodgy. You're better to use Airbnb's "Instant Booking" system if you are booking at short notice.
This 1960s touring caravan was hoisted into the tree as a location for the film "Two years at sea". There is a double bed and a single, but 3 people makes it a bit crowded, so i have listed it as '2 people'.
No 'mains' electricity.
A good view!!

The space
The caravan had a full life when it was on the road, so the interior could be truthfully described as 'shabby'.
At present, we ask you to bring your own sleeping bag (or sheets)... there isn't mains electricity here to run a washing-machine, so it's just not practical to provide fresh sheets for every new guest.
So bring a sl…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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Rhynie, Scotland, United Kingdom

The treehouse is immediately behind my own cottage and sheds which are used for a (very) small-scale horticulture business. In the middle of the 30,000acre Clashindarroch Forest.
!,000 feet above sealevel.
There is one other house about 100 yards away, but it is usually only lived-in at holiday times and some weekends. Apart from that, it is 2 miles to the next lived-in house.
The nearest village is Rhynie, 6 miles away. There is one shop there, and some interesting 'Pictish' carved stones if you're interested in historical stuff. The nearest bigger towns are Huntly to the North(15 miles) or Dufftown to the West (17 miles)

..............5 miles away is Windyfield Bothy, Rhynie, it's also on Airbnb and you can walk there on old roads that don't usually have any traffic, possibly an occasional tractor...... so it might be possible to do a wee walking tour, stay here a night or two, then walk to there to stay another night or two.
There is a map at the bottom of this page, after the reviews. You can't see anything on it till you zoom-out by clicking on the wee 'minus' sign. The way the forestry roads are marked on this map AREN'T accurate, so you're better to rely on my written directions. But if you zoom out far enough, you see some interesting places that i think are worth a visit.
The treehouse is immediately behind my own cottage and sheds which are used for a (very) small-scale horticulture business. In the middle of the 30,000acre Clashindarroch Forest.
!,000 feet above sealevel…

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Hosted by Jake

Joined in April 2014
  • 259 Reviews
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Middle-aged man
During your stay
Mostly i leave you alone, but i'm always happy to direct you to nice places around. Sometimes i work away from home for a few days, so if i'm away, i leave a sheet of hints about how to light the paraffin lamps etc.
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