Airbnb has become a popular alternative for vacationers looking for a little more local flavor on their holidays. It’s not only about getting affordable luxury villas; it also has a plethora of unique rentals that you’d never have access to otherwise. Staying in a medieval fortress or a windmill is a far more thrilling story than sleeping in a dull hotel room. Here are some of the most unusual Airbnbs in the world, ranging from a secluded treehouse to a seashell-shaped dwelling to an actual castle.
Live like a mermaid in this lovely seashell house, which features a private pool, two king beds, a kitchenette, and a balcony overlooking the pool area. This house offers a calm ambiance just minutes from the local beaches and snorkel park, a world away from the tourist hordes in Cancun. This one-of-a-kind island paradise, where a mermaid may feel right at home, will cost you $308 a night.
Aura House, perched on top of the Ayung River, is without a doubt one of Bali’s most remarkable bamboo houses. Aura House’s ambiance is ideal for visitors wishing to disconnect from their bustling daily lives as well as nature aficionados. You can also use the common space as a guest, which includes a natural pool, a bamboo pavilion for dining, and a restaurant where you can order breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This tropical treehouse with a private pool, terrace, and garden is a three-minute walk from the beach and costs $87 per night.
The Sacred Geome Treehouse is said to be the world’s largest tree house. It is made up of four suspended pods, the uppermost of which hangs 30 feet above the forest floor and has a bedroom, balcony, half bath, and kitchen. The house is built on an active organic farm maintained by a community of workers and volunteers, and the design is based on holy geometry. The Sacred Geome Treehouse strives to strike the ideal balance between providing luxurious amenities and allowing guests to reconnect with nature. A single night begins at $59.
This three-bedroom treehouse, which costs $350 per night, was just named “AirBnB’s number one most wished-for listing worldwide.” This wildly popular Airbnb Atlanta treehouse captures the spirit of the South. It is gracious, soothing, and inviting. Intown Atlanta treehouses are a hidden beauty in the middle of the city. The treehouse is divided into three sections: the living room, the bedroom, and the hammock Deck.
This bizarre lodging features a geodesic dome roof, which gives the structure its mushroom-like shape. It’s nestled in 10 acres of beautiful countryside teeming with hummingbirds, allowing guests to completely immerse themselves in nature during their stay. Hike in the woods, pet the goats, spend the day at the beach, or go stargazing. This property also boasts a compost toilet, making it extremely eco-friendly. This beautiful cabin will cost you $145 per night.
The Dragon House, near Westhall, is currently available as a summer residence. For $360 per night, the unique property on Belle Grove Farm might be your summer getaway location. This holiday home was featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces and Salvage Hunters, as well as The Daily Telegraph Building Awards. It contains two bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms, as well as a raw tree trunk around which the stairway spirals. The nightly rate includes a welcome glass of wine, breakfast, and use of the TV and study.
Snow lovers who want to be one with nature should keep this frosty AirBnB on their wish list. For $128 per night, you can live in an actual igloo—but if you get cold, you can always flee to the nearby heated apartments for free. The outside is designed to blend in with the ice, and white terrain, while the interior features LED lighting and smooth, pristine white walls. If you’re lucky, you might even see the spectacular Northern Lights.
Take in the breathtaking views of Peruvian landscapes from this luxurious capsule perched on a mountain. This one-of-a-kind Airbnb is located in the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, Peru, and offers panoramic views of the mysterious valley below. There are three pods in total, with a maximum capacity of 12 people every night, so bring the full family or friend group for this once-in-a-lifetime event.
When you’re sick of people, all you need is your own private island. So, if you’re looking to get away, check out this Airbnb in Norway that allows you and six of your friends to unwind on a private island. Of course, this idyllic escape comes at a cost, and it will cost you and four of your friends roughly $290 for one night.