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KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- An unusual Airbnb in Kenosha is shut down until the owners rebuild it or tear it down.

The owners built it along a tree in 2016 after consulting the city.

The treehouse has electricity and plumbing and features a zipline and rock climbing wall.

The owners say city officials only made it an issue after they listed it on Airbnb. 

"While it was being built, we had it inspected twice by the city and they okayed it too. And last year, it being on Airbnb, that's where it was looked at and they said 'oh you need to take it down, not liveable'," said Stuart & Alina Swanson who own the treehouse. 

Officials say it's not a treehouse because the main portion isn't built into the tree.

The owners can either rebuild it with a permit or take it down. 

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StuartSwanson 216 days ago
The city of Kenosha is taking down a community treehouse that has been standing for over 3 years, all because of miscommunication and I believe they are violating my first and fourth amendment rights. This structure is professionally made and very safe has been used by hundreds of kids. I believe even the council of Kenosha has been getting corrupt even cases of alderman changing ordinances only for their interests.

We created a go fund me page to help cover the funds needed to cover the fees the city is charging to go to court and remove #godstreehouse.Prayers and awareness are just as good or even better thank you!
(#godandkenoshastreehouse) #treehouse #gofundme #foryou #trending #raiseawareness

https://www.gofundme.com/gmrzaj-treehouse-kenosha-wi-court-costs

& please help sign the petition to change the City of Kenoshas agenda, and raise awareness for the people!
https://www.change.org/p/eric-j-haugaard-protect-community-…
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