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Airbnb isn’t just about scoring luxury villas on the cheap, as it also offers a wealth of unique rentals where you’d otherwise never have access to. Skip the boring hotel room and stay in one of these unusual spaces, because saying you slept in a medieval keep or a windmill is a much more exciting story. From a remote treehouse to a seashell-shaped abode and an actual plane, here are some of the most unique Airbnbs around the world.
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Escape the city’s bustle in this beautiful Airstream, where you’re not sacrificing on luxury with its private deck surrounded by the Santa Monica mountains. The large studio has glass panels that slide open to a huge deck with Pacific Ocean views in addition to a kitchenette and queen size bed.
Nestled amongst the trees and just minutes from downtown Atlanta, this treehouse provides an intimate ambiance where you can fall asleep to the sound of nature. Individual treehouses are separated by rope bridges and feature beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and wheels so you can roll them outside onto a platform.
Live like a mermaid in this beautiful seashell house, where you’ll have access to a private pool, two king beds, a kitchenette and a balcony that overlooks the pool area. A world’s away from the tourist crowds in Cancun, this place offers a tranquil ambiance just minutes from the nearby beaches and snorkel park.
Perfect for history enthusiasts, feel like royalty with an overnight stay in this five-bedroom Flocelliere castle that dates back to the 11th century. You and nine guests can say you’ve stayed in a real medieval tower, where you can dine in the medieval dining room and sit by the fireplace or wander around the colorful garden.
Certainly not a boring old hotel room, this plane-turned-guest room can fit up to four people with one double bed and two single beds. Avoid the hefty business class price tag and enjoy this unique rental instead, as it also has an ideal location just two minutes from the sea and nearby beaches. In summer, there’s even a swimming pool and water slides on-site.
Have a Lord of the Rings 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 the variety of charming nooks and details of this small hobbit hole on an overnight stay. There are also scenic hikes around the hills with stunning views of Lake Chelan.
A lot cozier than you’d expect, stay overnight in this historic windmill for a night you won’t soon forget. Just a few miles from Amsterdam, this three-bedroom abode sleeps up to six and features a kitchen and living area in addition to a garden with a beautiful view. Rent a bike and cruise the tranquil countryside landscapes nearby.
Perfect for those looking for off the grid living, this unique house catches its own rainwater and generates its own electricity, staying at a constant 72 degrees year round. 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.
One of the most popular rentals on Airbnb, this mushroom-shaped dome cabin is a dream for nature enthusiasts and offers a romantic, secluded atmosphere where you can spend your time hiking the trails and star gazing. Surrounded by towering trees and the sound of hummingbirds and the creek running below, the rustic cabin features a queen size bed, flat screen tv and kitchenette.