What? I Can Stay in a Treehouse … in Nauvoo?
Ever have a wild idea that winds up getting completely out of hand?
Such was the case with Bob Hopp, the owner of Ten Acre Treehouses, located about halfway between Hamilton and Nauvoo.
Hopp says it all began in 2013 when he installed a zip line on his property. " I realized that I was gonna need a platform to reach the starting point for the ride. After much thought of what to build after watching an episode of "Treehouse Masters" my inspiration was piqued to build a treehouse!"
The first treehouse, dubbed "Whitetail" was only supposed to serve as Bob Hopp's mancave. But, a friend suggested he offer the treehouse for rent.
According to Hopp, "After looking at a couple of nightly rental websites I decided to put together a listing for the Whitetail, posted it, and after a short 24-hour period I had my first booking!! A couple from Chicago and their 3 dogs came for the July 4th weekend 2014 and had a great time!"
Next came The Captain's Quarters treehouse in 2016, followed by the Fort Henry Log Cabin, a restored 18th Century cabin given to him by a couple from Bevier, Missouri. That became available for renters in 2018.
According to the Ten Acre Treehouses Facebook page, construction began on a third threehouse on the property in August.
For more information on how you can head for the trees at Ten Acre Treehouses, click here.