After binging a season of Tiny House Hunters, I’ve come to the realization that treehouse living is the way to go. In the Galápagos Islands, José Luis Cornejo took the treehouse even further – or in this case, deeper. In 1990, he built his children a treehouse. On the outside, the 50-foot high structure looks like any treehouse might. But once inside, a ladder takes visitors to an underground basement – the roots of a 300-year-old ceiba tree.
It’s not just an impressive structure, La Casa del Ceibo‘s also eco-friendly. Cornejo built it with mostly recycled materials, so beer bottles and plastic soda carriers line the walls. “I’ve tried to recycle garbage,” he told AJ+. “It’s hard to get rid of glass, but this is how I’m contributing to our conservation.”
The treehouse is also open to visitors and overnight guests. Watch AJ+’s short video below and prepare to feel wanderlust: