A tree house -a pine tree, in this case- was never the initial idea of Adrián Borges who, at that time, neither he nor anyone else imagined that a virus would disrupt our lives. On his farm called Montefriowhich is located in the highlands of the Tenerife municipality of La Guancha, was evaluating the establishment of a forest park with a human slingshot included.
However, the challenge of endless legal procedures gradually wore down the project until it became a possible idyllic setting in Tenerife for the celebration of weddings, whose sector was booming. Proposals that were forged during the prelude to the COVID-19 pandemic and that, evidently, they were left in the lurch when the central government decreed the confinement of the population with the aim of combating massive contagion.
“Over time we decided to bet on a house in a tree”, the Tenerife native who, together with his French partner, made his dream come true. As he explains, the system of gripping the building itself to the Canarian pine has been carried out by means of “artificial branches” which, with an innovative system, make the tree associate the element and heal without causing damage.
The name given to the curious holiday home, Can Lía, was not exactly by chance: “Lía is my daughter’s name and the day we started building the house, my wife went into labor when she was only 7 months pregnant; little she deserved the ovation.”
The treehouse, which we “pretty much finished the other day,” is now available for rent. It is located 7 meters above the ground and is accessed via a wooden ramp. In addition, it is “fully prepared” with electricity and water and, despite the fact that the project is taking off at the moment, Adrián is already thinking of another high-rise home. “We want to build another one in the same area, but at a higher elevation,” he says. Although at the moment, Can Lía, which has aroused the interest of numerous islanders, is already a reality.