All right, this is a total "Oh! Shiny!" post, but it's some silliness we can all appreciate since it revolves around a bulldog living in a treehouse in a sustainable community in the middle of a rain forest.
Kimbo the bulldog lives in Finca Bellavista, a paradise of a community six miles from Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica. According to Finca Bellavista's website, "The finca as a whole, comprised of 300+ acres of secondary rainforest and reclaimed pasture, provides a nearly custom-built backdrop to house the world’s first planned, modern, sustainable treehouse community ... Though we are providing an experience for humans to dwell, interact, and grow within the treetop realm, we remain committed to being stewards of this land and our environment. Everything we do at Finca Bellavista is done with consciousness, caution and care guided by our personal beliefs. This is sacred ground."
It's especially a paradise for anyone, or any dog, who loves to zipline to their home in the canopy. Gizmodo notes, "Finca Bellavista's cofounder Erica Hogan tells me that Kimbo loves it there, zip-line trips included."
And as Gizmodo states, Kimbo totally beats the skating bulldog. Check him out in the video below.
This story was originally written for TreeHugger. Copyright 2011.