Top 15 Unusual Homes on Airbnb - Worldwide Rentals

Both travelers and tourists, of course, have had a chance to stay in various types of accommodation many times in their lives, from chain hotels to hostels and homestays. It happens that you have to spend the night in a tent or in transport. But with all the variety, these are pretty common things. Airbnb, on the other hand, has completely unique travel deals - boot houses, shell houses, tree houses, on the water, underground and in the air! Essentially, Airbnb is ushering in a new era of travel. Do not just watch the world, but also stay in unique houses, which in themselves are already an attraction.

This time, the article is more entertaining, but also useful. It shows how interesting and amazing living can be. You can even come up with a new kind of tourism: live in unusual houses through Airbnb, and at the same time see the sights around. The only negative is that such housing is more expensive than usual..

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One boot for two


Location: Tasmania, New Zealand

Price per day: $ 221

Small house for a romantic getaway. Located near the famous nat. Abel Tasman Park in New Zealand. Ideal for a couple. Inside the house there is a bedroom and a kitchen, and next to it, on the street, there is a small area with a fireplace, a couch and a table, lined with flowers. Here you can have tea, read a book, and in the evening - look at the fire, wrapped in a blanket. The house is built from natural materials and is surrounded by a hazel grove with walking paths. The hosts prepare breakfasts with fresh fruit from their garden. And most importantly, there is no TV here! View Home Page on Airbnb

Seashell with geckos


Location: Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Price per day: $ 225

Villa in a quiet location by the ocean, on the island of Isla Mujeres, which is located just 5 km from the large tourist city of Cancun. Consists of two snow-white houses in the form of sea shells. For all the extravagance of the building, every house has everything for a comfortable stay, including air conditioning and wi-fi. In this whimsical creation of the architect Eduardo Ocampo, there are practically no right angles, all the lines smoothly flow into one another. Not only do the buildings look like a shell, the interiors also repeat the shell theme many times over. Isla Mujeres is only 7 km long and 650 meters wide. And although it cannot be said that the house is in a completely deserted place, still some privacy is guaranteed for hotel guests. True, you will have to make friends for a while with the permanent inhabitants of the shell house - geckos. View Home Page on Airbnb

Dugout for rent


Location: Monachil, Andalusia, Spain

Price per day: $ 58

Since ancient times, the people of this region have lived in caves. This type of housing has survived here to this day. The hotel, consisting of two caves, is located in Monachil, an ancient Andalusian town with a calm and pleasant atmosphere at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. Not far from Monachil is Granada with its magnificent Alhambra palace, there is also a ski resort nearby, and the Mediterranean Sea is 30 km from the city. The cave house has all the amenities that modern people are used to, as well as a terrace with a barbecue, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city and the surrounding landscapes. In summer, you can swim in the small communal pool next to the house. View Home Page on Airbnb

Trash house


Location: Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Price per day: $ 59

Small house «Cabana floripa» on the hilltop of Florianópolis Island, it was created by the Uruguayan artist Jaime, who used various rubbish collected in the area for its construction: old wood, bottles, ceramic tiles, shards of mirrors. As a result, the housing turned out to be light and airy. Bottles translucent in the sun create the illusion of open space. «Cabana floripa» located on the north coast of the island, next to the surfing beaches. The house has a double bed and a single bed, an extra bed in the attic, air conditioning, TV, internet, a comfortable kitchen and a bathroom. View Home Page on Airbnb

Treehouse in downtown Atlanta


Location: Atlanta, USA

Price per day: $ 350

The house-hotel is located practically in the center of Atlanta, in the depths of a large park. What could be better than falling asleep in the trees and waking up to the singing of birds around? And this is all within the city. The house consists of 3 separate rooms, connected by cable bridges. The rooms have antique furniture, antique birdcages, electric lights, luxurious chandeliers ... and balconies overlooking the lush green forest. If you wish, you can even roll the bed out into the fresh air, for even greater merging with nature. Another relaxation option is a hammock under a 150-year-old pine tree. Sometimes, however, the sounds of the city (siren or train whistle) penetrate here too, but still much more often the silence is broken only by the singing of birds, frogs and the sound of the wind in the trees. View Home Page on Airbnb

Soap bubble under the stars


Location: Durnazac, Limousine, France

Price per day: $ 174

Would you like to spend an unusual and romantic night under the stars? Imagine an old oak tree on a hillside, a small green meadow nearby and a large transparent dome that looks like a giant soap bubble with a bed inside, lying on which it is so comfortable to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the surrounding nature. Here, the city lights won't stop you from seeing the myriad stars pouring into the sky shortly after sunset. View Home Page on Airbnb

Over the prairie


Location: Tiller, Oregon, USA

Price per day: $ 125

Rebuilt from a watchtower for firefighters in the early 1900s, the house sits 12 meters above the ground, on 160 acres of private land, not far from the nat. park Umpqua National Forest. The house has beds, a table, a wood-burning fireplace, a hammock and a terrace with a wonderful view of the field and the forest. Panoramic windows around the perimeter are very conducive to measured and contemplative rest: have breakfast overlooking the hills in a blue haze, spend the day in a hammock, and in the evening sit with a book by the fire. You just need to properly stock up on food and fuel, since the nearest store is more than an hour's drive from this place. View Home Page on Airbnb

Cocoon on a tree


Location: Fondette, France

Price per day: $ 138

Spherical tent on a tree in the suburbs of the French city of Tours. Quite an unusual option for spending the night very close to Paris and 10 minutes from the historic center of Tours, next to the famous Loire castles. In the park, with an area of ​​about 5 hectares, there is an old castle and several houses-cocoons in branches, at a considerable distance from each other. Inside «cocoon» there is a large round bed 2.4 m in diameter, which can comfortably accommodate two adults and two children, and nets above it, where it is supposed to store personal belongings. Bathrooms are located on the ground nearby. There are also two huts in the woods: a bathroom and a living room with books and board games. You can have breakfast on the castle's terrace. In addition, there is a garden with a rose garden and a heated pool that is lit by torches in the evenings. except «tree nests» the hosts offer other options for unusual accommodation: an old chapel, dovecotes from the 18th century, or just a room in the castle. View Home Page on Airbnb

Spa house with pool


Location: Cornwall, Connecticut USA

Price per day: $ 750

A private spa residence for those who value their health and peace of mind. Located in the forested hills of Connecticut, just a couple of hours drive from Manhattan. The complex is structured with geodesic domes and has a large indoor pool, sauna, two jacuzzis, solarium and massage room. Fireplace, library, meditation rooms. Butler, personal chef, chauffeur service and professional spa treatments are also available. The option is not for everyone, let's face it, but it looks interesting in the photo. View Home Page on Airbnb

Kasbah or Moroccan castle


Location: Asni, Morocco

Price per day: $ 223

Foothills of the High Atlas, where the way of life has not changed for centuries, 1800 meters above sea level. There are only Berber villages around, surrounded by walnut groves on terracotta slopes of the mountains and the snowy peak of Jebel Toubkal (4165 meters) towering above them. Previously, the Casbah du Toubkal was the castle of the local feudal lord. Inaccessible, judging by the fact that even now it is impossible to drive up to the fortress by car. The nearest parking lot is located at the foot of the cliff on which the fort rises, from which to the entrance to the fortress another 15 minutes ride on a mule. Kasbah du Toubkal is located on the territory of the nat. the park, the current managers of this authentic hotel, a Berber family, donate 5% of the tourist income to the needs of the local community. The main highlight of the Casbah du Toubcal is the stunning views combined with whimsical Moroccan interiors to create the illusion of a trip back in time. Airbnb Casbah Page

Cargo ship of the 30s


Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Price per day: $ 105

Amsterdam is a city of canals, so there is a lot of housing on the water. In this case, it is a real cargo ship from the 1930s, completely refitted for a pleasant stay for quite modern guests. It turns out that living on the water is not so difficult: the boat has heating, a full kitchen, a shower and a double bed. All this fits neatly into a limited space and looks simple and cozy, in the best traditions of Scandinavian interior design. Boat page on Airbnb

Old fort


Location: Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh, India

Price per room: $ 104

Approximately 200 km southeast of Agra, in the valley of the Chambal River and on the outskirts of the modern city of Rampur, the fort's inaccessible walls and towers have been towering for six centuries. It has been home to 14 generations of the Kachawaha clan, whose history goes back more than 900 years. And now anyone can spend the night in 4 rooms of this magnificent castle-palace in the Indian style. Almost for nothing, considering all this historical splendor. Legend (and what about without it in India?) Says that at the place where the fort now stands, a goat was once seen driving away a wolf. This was seen as a sign of strength and courage, a good sign for the site of the fort. At first it was a fortress for defense, with battlements and a moat. Subsequent generations, however, made the Fort livable, adding in particular harem, stables, granaries, and temples. In the early 1900s, the interiors of the fort were modernized by the British. Guest rooms - with interiors in the style of the Raj era and, importantly, with quite modern bathrooms with them. Fort page on Airbnb

House on the plane


Location: Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef, Loire-Atlantique, France

Price per day: $ 102

An aircraft converted into housing is another «chip» Airbnb. There are several such objects on the site, in different parts of the world. In this case, the plane-hotel is located just a couple of kilometers from the beaches of the Atlantic coast, on the outskirts of the town with the difficult name of Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef. From May to September, guests of the mini-hotel can use the swimming pool. Suitable for families with children. The plane accommodated: a separate bedroom with a large bed, two single folding beds in the cabin, a small but fully functional kitchenette, a shower, and ... a toilet in the co-pilot's seat. The owner of the plane, Guillaume, is apparently a man with humor. Airbnb Airplane Page

House on a volcano


Price per day: $ 275

Location: Hawaii, USA

Right next to the active volcano Kilauea, in the Hawaiian Volcanic National Park, right in the middle of a humid rain forest, there is another structure from the family «tree houses». You can get to the dwelling along the path in the forest. Inside the house there are absolutely all the benefits of civilization: a bedroom, a living room, a kitchen, a fireplace, a TV, a jacuzzi and windows with designer stained-glass windows. On the second floor, there is a rooftop terrace, from which it is convenient to observe exotic birds and the forest forever shrouded in a damp mist. Tucked deep in the woods among Hawaiian endemics growing on lava, this cozy home with beautifully crafted interiors was conceived to complement a Balinese-style wedding pavilion. So it is designed mainly for newlyweds who spend their honeymoon in Hawaii. Airbnb home page

Lunatic asylum in Dalat

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Location: Da Lat, Vietnam

Price per day: $ 35

Probably, we need to start with the fact that this strange structure was invented and built by the daughter of the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, who for many years was the right hand of Ho Chi Minh. Architect Dang Viet Nga was born in Hanoi, studied at the architectural institute in Moscow for 14 years, moved to Dalat in 1983, and in 1990 began the construction of her hotel here, which was conceived as a hotel for lovers. Each of the ten rooms in the hotel is dedicated to an animal, which also symbolizes a specific country. For example, a bear in one of the rooms is Russia, a tiger is China, etc. It was planned to finish the villa-hotel by 2020, now construction is still ongoing. In order to find money to continue the construction, Dang Viet Nga decided not only to rent rooms at the hotel, but also to sell entrance tickets there, like a museum. Therefore, one of the hotel's rules is always open doors to rooms. It is a little strange, of course, to live in such conditions. But this is «Crazy house», here not only the architecture is strange, but also the rules. Airbnb home page

Residential ski jump


Location: Oslo, Norway

One of the most impressive Airbnb lots that is unfortunately not available right now. But what an idea!

The Holmenkollen springboard was built in 1892, near the capital of Norway. Many championships were held here, including jumping competitions within the framework of the Winter Olympic Games. At the highest point of the springboard, where athletes usually prepare for a jump, a furnished penthouse was equipped with huge floor-to-ceiling windows, which offer one of the best views of Oslo, snow-capped mountains and forest stretching beyond the horizon. There are 250 steps downstairs to the apartment, and the world's first ski museum is located on the ground floor. Airbnb Description Page.

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