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Airbnb’s are a budget-friendly way to save money on accommodation, but have you stayed at one of its unique properties in America? Skip the boring hotel room and spend your night in an oversized beagle in Idaho, gaze at the stars at a modern Earthship in New York or stay in an airport hangar in Florida. From a hobbit house in California to a secluded treehouse in Georgia, here are the most unique Airbnbs in the United States.
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If you want to be nestled high amongst the trees, head to this Airbnb just minutes from downtown Atlanta. This treehouse provides an intimate ambiance and unique overnight experience where you can fall asleep to the sound of nature. Individual treehouses are separated by rope bridges and feature beds with Egyptian cotton sheets with wheels so you can roll them outside onto a platform.
If you’re looking for an off-the-grid living experience, book this unique house in Taos, New Mexico. This unique abode catches its own rainwater and generates its own electricity, with its interior staying at a constant 72 degrees throughout the day. Modern amenities include WiFi and Netflix, while you can also relax in the luxury deep soaking tub or step outside for some unforgettable stargazing adventures.
Perfect for a cowboy-themed adventure, this “Love Nest” in the desert offers private rooms with an extra-large deck. Sitting up high above the barn in Morongo Valley just 20 minutes from Palm Springs, animal enthusiasts will delight in spending their time interacting with the various animals and hiking the nearby trails. Enjoy a beverage in the Draft Horse Saloon, play a round of pool, ping pong or horseshoes, then sit outside on the deck and admire the stars.
Dog lovers will delight in an overnight stay in this giant beagle-shaped house, where you’ll find many comfort features to enjoy during your adventure such as a selection of books, games and puzzles that are dog-themed, while an in-the-dog breakfast is also included. Nestled in rural Idaho, you can sit on your 2nd story deck and admire the expansive views of prairie gain fields and mountains that surround you.
This Man Cave Apartment in Geneva is a part of an active airplane hangar on a private airstrip in East Seminole County in Florida. Decorated with an eclectic collection of unique artifacts, it provides a fun ambiance with a bar, satellite TV and wood-burning fireplace, and is the perfect place to relax and unwind with a couple of your friends. You’ll have all the amenities you need for a weekend of fun, and if the weather is ideal you might even see some of your neighbors flying their aircraft off the grass strip.
Are you a Lord of the Rings fan? Have a movie-themed adventure at this quaint dwelling, which is nestled against the beautiful Columbia River Gorge mountainside in Idaho. Enter through the iconic round doorway and discover its variety of charming nooks and details of this small hobbit hole on an overnight stay. If you’re the adventurous type, there are also a variety of scenic hikes around the hills with stunning views of Lake Chelan.
You’ll get an authentic Western experience in this fully restored 1920’s sheep wagon in Wyoming, which was first used by ranch hands. It’s equipped with modern amenities in the heart of a 30,000-acre ranch, where you can spend your time lake fishing, hiking and stargazing. You can also get a guided tour of the ranch to learn about its history or set up a romantic package for two.
A grass-roofed, adobe-walled abode in California, this Earthen hut will lure in any Tolkien fan. The round space has some exotic neighbors at the next door sanctuary, including emus, peacocks and alpacas, while the hut’s amenities include a hot tub, sauna, pool and outdoor shower. There’s even an adobe oven for pizza-making and a rocket stove which provides a heated bed. The one-of-a-kind structure is just minutes from excellent restaurants, wineries and the Russian River.
You can fit up to 12 guests in the Houdini Estate, built in the Edwardian tradition in the early 1900s. You’ll find caves, hidden tunnels and terraced gardens on this opulent estate, including a deep-water tank where Harry Houdini practiced his underwater escapes. The five-acre estate also includes a heated pool and Jacuzzi, with a rock waterfall and natural spring pond with hiking trails that offer ocean views.
Located eight miles from Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, this treehouse has 12-foot ceilings and cathedral-style windows to make you feel as if you’re a part of the natural setting. It’s a perfect retreat for adventurous travelers who love hiking to beaches, forests and volcanoes, just eight miles from Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Surrounded by Hapu’u ferns, orchids and Eucalyptus and guava trees, the treehouse boasts a plant-filled lanai, eight-foot teak Balinese Bale daybed and perch platform bed with panoramic views.
Set on 18.5 acres in Hocking Hills, The Box Hop is made out of three shipping containers that have been transformed into a unique three-bedroom home. While the surrounding views are its biggest highlight, there’s also a gas fireplace for cold days and a rooftop patio for summer cocktails. After a long day of hiking, soak in the 6-person hot tub surrounded by trees.
Open-year round, this romantic round cottage in the Berkshires seems like it was plucked out of a fairytale. Set on the Santarella Estate, the two-story space has a bedroom with a 35-foot-high ceiling and views through beautiful multi-paneled “mill windows”. Relaxing comes easy in the downstairs sitting room, which looks out onto the babbling brook and tranquil gardens.
If you’re a history buff, you’ll love this unique Airbnb in Tennessee. Step back in time at this time capsule that dates back to World War II, where you can sleep in a piece of history. The renovated troop train kitchen car has been featured in the likes of the Travel Channel and features an open-plan layout with modern furnishings. Enjoy perks like an outdoor fire pit, clawfoot tub, gazebo and BBQ, then admire the photos of the train showcased before the renovations.
Marvel at the desert sky while staying at this modern-bohemian dome in Joshua Tree, California. It features natural wood and stone elements, as well as a natural wood-burning stove, space heaters and AC for those hot desert days. Featured in the likes of Conde Nast, this Airbnb is fully equipped. After soaking up the sprawling mountain views and the twinkling night sky, you can spend your time perusing the antique books and games.
Dubbed the “Off-grid itHouse”, this Airbnb combines raw industrial aesthetics with a green design. It is 100% off-grid, powered by solar panels and located in a remote valley in the California high desert. You’ll be free from distractions when staying here, as there is no TV or Wi-Fi to encourage a serene getaway.
Gashes Fluss Haus is not just a fun name to say, but it offers a quaint farm stay in Asheville, North Carolina. The rustic two-story cottage dates back over 100 years, featuring unique whitewashed stone walls and a wood-burning stove. After a long day of exploring, massage your tired feet on the polished river-rock shower floor.
Featured in the music video “Love” by Cody Simpson and Ziggy Marley, this Pirates of the Caribbean Airbnb is set in the heart of the beautiful Topanga Canyon. In what feels like you’re stepping into a movie set, some of its on-site amenities include an outdoor bathtub, tipi for lounging, large deck, hammock and hot tub with a crystal fireplace.
Offering panoramic ocean views from every corner of this rustic retreat, this mid-century A-frame cabin is perched on a hillside in Oceanside, Oregon. Step onto your private outdoor deck and enjoy the vistas from Cape Meares to Cape Lookout, and enjoy the wood-burning stove on chilly nights. The cozy unit offers the ambiance of a surf shack or quirky summer beach cabin, with extra perks like fluffy bathrobes and down comforters.
Located in Waco, Texas, this unique two-bedroom Airbnb is an architectural gem that consists of two shipping containers. The interior is insulated and features modern amenities such as cable TV and air conditioning, and is trimmed in 100+year old barn wood. Wake up and enjoy a cup of Joe from the kitchenette’s Expresso machine, then sit and enjoy the view from your outdoor patio.
It’s hard not to be lured in by this retro Airbnb in Mill Valley, California. Showcasing the spirit of 1960s American wanderlust, guests can stay in a gleaming Airstream trailer. The interior is spacious and has been resorted with period-correct decor, offering new appliances that maintain the retro appeal of this unique Airbnb, such as the bright cherry red kitchenette. Satisfy your wanderlust with a trip to the bathroom, which is covered with a world map wall decor, then let kids loose in the backyard tree fort.
Located at Kealakekua Bay near Manini Beach, this hidden jewel in Hawaii is nestled under a large ficus tree. The exotic cottage was made with antique Bali panels in the peaceful Historic Napoopoo Village, just steps from a bay where you can swim and snorkel. A large limb of the tree goes right through the living room ceiling, while a fully equipped outdoor kitchen and outdoor shower make it even more unique.
Once featured in the New York Times, this majestic Airbnb in Joshua Tree offers a remote getaway like no other. Nestled in five acres of unfenced desert wilderness, you can experience true peace and quiet, panoramic sunset and sunrise views and starry nights. Keep your eyes peeled for cottontail rabbits and desert tortoises, or make the 15-minute drive to Joshua Tree National Park to enjoy an array of outdoor adventures.
Part accommodation, part roadside attraction, art lovers won’t be able to resist this rural desert Airbnb adorned by mosaics made of Mexican tiles, as well as handmade ceramics, tile, fused glass and other found objects. Designed for a peaceful getaway of meditation and healing, this unique two-bedroom house also offers an outdoor hot tub with gorgeous views and a gated courtyard with a fire pit.
Ever wanted to vacation on the water? Hop aboard this tiny houseboat rental, which was gutted and rebuilt using reclaimed materials. Located in Charleston, guests can enjoy their morning coffee with dolphins or sip cocktails overlooking the Charleston harbor. A quiet and secluded stay, you’ll have plenty of room to move around and a queen-size bed from where you can admire views of the iconic bridge.