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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Malibu Dream Airstream (Malibu, California, USA)
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.
NewEarth Haven - Amethyst Crystal Dome (Ubud, Bali, Indonesia)
Surrounded by rice fields, this unique two-story dome is great for those who are eco-conscious, as it is made from bamboo and other natural materials. A California king size bed sits on the mezzanine floor, while a skylight offers a birds-eye view of the landscape. You’ll also have easy access to a vegan/raw restaurant just minutes away on foot.
Secluded Treehouse (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
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.
The World Famous Seashell House (Aptos, California, USA)
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.
Rental of the Medieval Keep (La Flocelliere, France)
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.
Sleep in a Plane (Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef, France)
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 its also got 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.
Dome Room in the Sacred Valley (Pisac, Cusco, Peru)
Sitting at the base of the Pachatusan Mountain, this dome is ideal for couples or solo travelers with its double bed, feather duvet and kitchenette. The biggest highlight, however, is the beautiful panoramic views of the untouched landscapes surrounding the property. Discover hidden treasures of the Andean culture and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region.
Underground Hygge (Twin Falls, Idaho, USA)
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.
Windmill Close to Amsterdam (Abcoude, Netherlands)
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.
Brand New Studio Earthship (Taos, New York, USA)
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.
Dog Bark Park Inn B&B (Cottonwood, Idaho, USA)
Dog lovers will delight in a staying overnight in this giant beagle-shaped building, where you’ll find many comfort features such as a selection of books, games and puzzles that are dog-themed, while an in-the-dog breakfast is included. Nestled in rural Idaho, you can sit on your 2nd story deck and enjoy expansive views of prairie gain fields and mountains.
Mushroom Dome Cabin (Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Mexico)
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.
Cube House in Central Rotterdam (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
This iconic cube house sits in the center of bustling Rotterdam, just a few minutes walk from the train and some of the city’s biggest highlights. You’ll find three floors at this unique space, where modern amenities like TV and Nespresso machines are included and two rooms can accommodate up to four guests. Make sure to take a moment and soak up the panoramic views of Rotterdam from the top floor.