For many, owning a waterfront home remains the dream. This ‘Levitating Lighthouse’ near Seattle, Washington is indeed dreamy. The reason why not a lot of people are keen on having it, however, is more than its (understandably) price tag.
See, the waterfront home comes with a catch to those courageous enough to actually live in it.
It was constructed by Treehouse Master Pete Nelson himself, together with his son. This alone should give you an idea that something crazy is going on with this waterfront home.
Someone with a survivalist lifestyle might enjoy this hideaway in the woods, but not many families could actually live in the Levitating Lighthouse.
For one, it doesn’t even have a bathroom!
However, it does have a super advanced, and unique water filtration system! We know it sounds drab, but imagine never having to pay for water! This system pools rainwater, filters it, and makes it potable. Isn’t that the dream?
Also imagine having unlimited supply of salmon and crab — so long as you catch them in your own time. The prime location of the Seattle waterfront home, despite its rustic concept, makes it a rarity.
This ambitious project was originally commissioned by a lawyer for $100,000. In its public listing, however, the waterfront property was originally put on the market for $475,000!
The whole amount had to be paid in cash, as there are no financing plans available.
Money not an issue? Well, what about the fact that the Levitating Lighthouse stands nearby an area where a number of homes were destroyed by a landslide?
If you do survive the landslide, the house might still be destroyed — by the city of Seattle itself! See, this building doesn’t have the necessary permits to even exist.
Electricity and heating are nonexistent, either.
Despite all these deal breakers, one look at the property would still get you thinking…what if?
So, what do you think? How long do you reckon you could stay in a complex treehouse such as this? For permanent residence, what’s the biggest deal breaker for you? Tell us in the comments section below!