Thursday, April 9, 2009

Does not meet ADA standards.


"Lower level(above ground)" says this listing, found by Suzanne and Corinne. Above ground. Far, far above ground... plus it includes a living room, a breakfast nook, a bedroom, and a full bathroom!

27 comments:

mudslicker said...

But it DOES allow CATS!!!! Tree leopards I presume....

Meg said...

Tranquil setting, privacy...yeah, because no one wants to have to climb up a ladder to come over to your tree house.

Please tell me this is a joke. Please?

Anonymous said...

So can't be legal.... plus the bed would take up the whole house!

Mary said...

Yeah, that will be a lot of fun getting up there on a ladder in January. This has to be an April Fools joke!

Miss Heather said...

Not seeing a sewer pipe exiting this palatial abode... could it be a composting toilet? ;-)

Glory von Hathor said...

The perfect choice for Yuppie Ewoks.

Lulu LaBonne said...

But the landlord is super nice and that counts for a lot - I'm guessing she brings cookies and milk along after playtime

blake said...

$800+ a month seems a little high for a treehouse.

I wonder if the bathroom they're counting is hanging your butt out of the window.

Christy said...

It's a tough economic time out there. You gotta look at making money however you can. It's never too early to teach your kids the art of sacrifice.

Spanky and Buckwheat are just going to have to find somewhere else to have their He Man Woman Haters Club meetings.

Stuart said...

Oh, you naysayers and jokers! Don't you see the real selling point of this humble abode? It was a Walk Score of 28. 28! That's, like, better than 27!

So there.




What the hell's a Walk Score?

Scott said...

At first look I thought the structure looked somewhat unstable, but then I saw the crossbracing on the twelve foot 4x4's that are holding the thing up into the sky. Now I'm convinced it could survive an earthquake in the middle of a hurricane!

burhanistan said...

I also didn't see any sewage pipe exiting this fine tree house. Perhaps the "full bath" and the "full sized windows" are one and the same?

bonnie said...

Full sized window ...? In the back maybe?

mudslicker said...

I dunno Stuart...they had me at WoW...altho when you think about it, what IS the criteria for a score of "28"?...no, not even increments of 5 or 10 [or on a scale of 1-10]. For all we know it could refer to the number of ladder rungs it takes to get to the center of that Tootsie Roll Dreamhouse.

Sara said...

Walk Score: http://www.walkscore.com/

It counts my local Scientology center as a bookstore, so take what it says with a boulder of salt.

Boomka said...

And you don 't need flood insurance! But I imagine wind insurance might be tougher to get. Its a give/get.

Stuart said...

But it IS a bookstore! It just happens to specialize in books that run a few grand each. (don't get me started)

And thanks for the link - it rates my neighborhood a 51. (hmm) I assume they take out the fact that the drivers here find pedestrians fun sport and that crosswalks are considered scoring zones.

Alex said...

What happens as the tree grows? Does it pull one side of the tree house up with it? (What happens when the tree dies, for that matter?)

Jamie said...

LOL. Walkscore.com counts the local 'adult gift shop' as a bookstore in my neighborhood. And I didn't even know I had one in walking distance! :p

Scott said...

If the tree dies, I guess you'll have to go down to Home Depot and pick up a couple more twelve foot 4x4s.

And don't forget to add the crossbracing so a strong breeze won't blow it down!

Anonymous said...

For those around the country who don't realize this - Lexington, Ma is a very wealthy, expensive community. Recent sales on the street this year were for $550K, $700K and $750K. The property tax alone is probably thousands a year! So naturally the treehouse would be worth $850/mo, its a steal really.

Stuart said...

mudslicker -

"Tootsie Roll Dreamhouse" would be a great name for a New York based art-glam band.

Or a porn flick.

Ew.

V- said...

My neighborhood scored 71.. it's very walkable. Now part of that walk would actually be a sprint across a 4 lane highway... but hey, maybe we score high in adventure too.

Tarzan Real Estate said...

Seriously? A steal? Seriously.

So using your logic, living in a cardboard refrigerator box in this person's backyard would be....what? $300? $400 rent?

Alissa said...

Perhaps the most interesting thing about this listing is the whole walk score thing. Something I noticed about my walk score (in a rural setting) is that it goes by as the crow flies distances. So, to come by some of these short walks I would have to walk across people's yards and climb over fences and such, which I guess is possible, but not all that realistic.

mudslicker said...

Stuart...yes..I believe VH1 will be hosting the Tootsie Roll Dreamhouse Rock & Roll Bus of Love (TRDR&RBoL for "short"!) dating show in the upcoming weeks.

So is the walkscore better the closer to 100 it is? Geez...this is almost like tabulating GRE scores..it's Friday and the questions this rental generates is exhausting...*whew*. I just wanna see a Viable Habitation Score!

Anonymous said...

Whoa. Hard to believe that a walkscore counts for anything, particularly when mine is a freaking 74. I live in Denver, not that far from Broadway, and sure there are quite a few things within walking distance. Just good luck dodging the poor drug addicted prostitutes who haunt the no-tell-motel, the gang presence, and the extra special clientelle of the liquor store entirely encased in bars, all within walking distance of here. I love my old neighborhood, but you need an armed escort to stroll in that direction after dark.

Clearly the "can walk" and the "sane person would want to walk" score are vastly different things!