When it comes to traveling in this day and age, you can forget about expensive hotels and sketchy hostels. These days, everyone flocks to Airbnb to find a comfortable place to stay at a reasonable price. Plenty of Airbnb hosts offer typical apartments or houses to stay in, but there are some Airbnbs out there that are truly next-level.
From sleeping in a glamping bubble to spending the night in a potato, we’ve rounded up some of the wildest and unique Airbnbs in the world. You’ll probably be planning your next adventure by the time you’re done reading this article!
One Airbnb will be perfect for you if you’re a carb-lover
Everyone Wants To Stay At This Treehouse In Atlanta
If you weren’t lucky enough to have a treehouse as a kid, you probably dreamt of having one in your own backyard. Luckily, a place in Atlanta, Georgia, has been put up to make those dreams come true! The “Secluded Intown Treehouse” in Buckhead has gained the honor of being Airbnb’s number-one “most wish-listed property in the world” and it’s easy to see why.
This hidden gem is nestled within the trees and features rope bridges that connect three fully-furnished rooms, representing Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Your Own Little Bubble
The Campera Hotel promises a “glamping” experience that is truly unique to North America. Each bubble can accommodate up to two people and is outfitted with a full-size bed underneath the clear cover of the bubble. You don’t need to worry about privacy either, since every bed comes with canopy curtains.
The bubbles have their own private bathrooms, complete with “luxurious amenities.” This Airbnb is also central to some of Ensenada’s best eateries and wineries, so after a day of wining and dining, you can relax completely unbothered in your own little bubble!
Adventure Awaits Around This Hobbit House
If J.R.R. Tolkien is your jam, then you might be interested in staying in this hobbit-style home nestled in the foothills of the Columbia River Gorge mountainside in Orondo, Washington. Marked by a distinct green, round doorway, this Airbnb is one that hopes to inspire and incite adventure in any guest that passes through.
The property sits on six acres of land that guests are free to hike and explore during their stay. There is a short but steep hike up to the house from where you can park your car. Once guests arrive, they’re usually surprised by what awaits them inside.
Keep reading to see how you can spend a night living like a caveman
Sleep Under The Stars In Mexico
We often travel to get out of our own little bubbles, but what if you went somewhere just to get back inside one? That’s what guests can do at the Campera Hotel! Located in Valle de Guadalupe, the wine country of Ensenada, Mexico, the Campera Hotel houses ten bubble suites that are each individually listed on Airbnb.
The bubbles were designed in France and made to withstand some of the most aggressive climates. The transparent covering above the bed promises an immersive experience, allowing guests to sleep under the stars. You are also nestled within the sweeping views of the nearby vineyards.
A Cozy Dwelling Hidden In The Mountains
Listed as “Underground Hygge” on Airbnb, it’s easy to see why the owners chose this name. Hygge is a Danish word for comfort and quality of coziness, and you can see elements of hygge throughout the adorable dwelling.
This hobbit house is outfitted with a large double bed and one bathroom. Guests can enjoy watching the sunset from the porch before going inside and sitting by the fire. This Airbnb is big enough to accommodate two guests for $250 a night. We don’t know about you, but we’re definitely ready to start an adventure here!
This Adobe Dome Places You In The Desert Landscape
If you’ve ever wanted to truly experience what’s it’s like living off the grid, then you may want to consider this adobe dome located smack-dab in the middle of the west-Texas desert. This humble, solar-powered abode is made entirely of adobe mud and can protect guests from heat, cold, winds, and rain.
This adobe dome may be small but it has all the amenities for someone who is looking for total seclusion from civilization. Indeed, the adobe dome is located 25 minutes from the entrance of the Big Bend National Park.
Stay Inside A Cave In France
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend the night in a cave? In southern France, you have the opportunity to find out! Simply advertised as an “exceptional location” on Airbnb, this home is situated within a stone quarry that has been refurbished to be habitable.
The quarry was built by the Romans but abandoned in 1930. In recent years, two architects who manage the listing turned the space into something truly magnificent. Up to two guests can rent this incredible spot for $179 USD a night. Just wait until you see inside…
Coming up, stay inside a giant…potato?
Stay Inside A Giant Potato In Idaho
Everyone loves to see gigantic versions of food and now, you may be able to spend the night in some! That’s pretty much what the Big Idaho Potato Hotel’s listing promises on Airbnb. For $200 a night (plus fees and taxes), you can stay inside a giant potato with a chic interior.
Though not made of actual potato, this six-ton structure of concrete, steel, and plaster lived a past life traveling across 48 states as a part of the Idaho Potato Commission’s Big Idaho Potato Tour for the last seven years. Wait until you see the inside…
It’s What’s In The Inside That Matters
Kristie Wolfe, former Big Idaho Potato Tour spokesperson and tiny-home developer, decided to turn this magnificent structure into something livable. The Big Idaho Potato Hotel can accommodate up to two guests. It’s outfitted with a queen bed, a kitchenette, a fireplace, and even air-conditioning!
A customized silo right outside of the potato houses the bathroom and serves as a small spa retreat. This grand potato is nestled in a field in South Boise, with views of the Owyhee Mountains. There is even a jersey cow on the property that serves as the pet to any guest who books their stay there!
Stay In This New Mexico Earthship
If you truly want to get away by going off-the-grid, then the high desert mesa of Taos, New Mexico might be of interest to you. An hour and a half north of Santa Fe, there is a sustainable home built into the ground called Earthship.
The studio-style digs were built entirely by the owner Dan, who spent three years constructing it. It catches its own rain water, generates its own electricity, and maintains an inside temperature of 72 degrees all year round. When you take a look inside, you’ll practically forget you’re in the middle of the desert.
This Treehouse Connects Mind, Body, And Spirit
The sitting room represents “Mind” and allows guests to read or have relaxing chats while sitting on antique furniture overlooking the woods. “Body” is represented by the bedroom, which has a double bed on wheels so that you can sleep outside on the deck or inside during a rainstorm.
“Spirit” is represented by the hammock deck as it surrounded the “Old Man,” a 165-year-old Southern-Leaf Pine tree which is the largest of the seven trees that support the treehouse. This treehouse is located on private property, whose owners completely respect their guests’ privacy but are there at a moment’s notice if needed.
There’s A Lot More To This Hut Than Meets The Eye
When you stay at this bamboo eco cottage in Bali, you’re in for a lush, tropical experience like never before, so don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone! Nestled among the rice fields in Bali’s highland city of Ubud, the bamboo eco cottage is a secluded vacation destination that ensures an immersive experience with nature.
This open-air cottage is made almost entirely from woven bamboo that is unique to this Indonesian paradise. It may look like a hut from the outside but inside, you might be surprised to find a loft and an elegant bathroom with modern amenities.
This Bamboo Cottage Lets You Sleep Within Nature
Most people may not be used to the sleeping experience this space provides, but the Airbnb host promises that it’s something you will never forget. “It can be transformative to sleep in a natural setting, open to the cool night air, listening to the crickets and chirping geckos, the sounds of the nearby rushing stream with the fireflies glittering in the night,” writes the host.
Up to four guests can book this unique Airbnb for just $66 USD a night. But don’t be mistaken, there is a less-than-ten-minute walk to the cottage from the main road. That’s just the price you pay for having your own secluded paradise.
If getting off the grid is your goal, then you’ll want to check out the upcoming adobe structure in New Mexico…
Living Off The Grid Has Its Fallbacks
The dome boasts a double bed and a pallet couch that can comfortably accommodate three guests for $88 a night. It even has a small kitchen, complete with a refrigerator and a two-burner propane stove and oven. Despite these conveniences, living off the grid isn’t exactly as perfect as you’d think.
There is no flushing toilet on-site but rather, a spacious composting toilet in a nearby outhouse. Water for the kitchen is pumped from a rain collection cistern, which is why you can either use the coin showers in town or the outdoor solar bag shower on-site.
This Airbnb is pretty neat, but is it nearly as awesome as booking a stay in a literal castle?! Read on to see!
Nothing Like A Caveman’s Dwellings
The cavernous quarry was remodeled to fit one bedroom and one bathroom. It also features a small kitchen with a sink, fridge, and a stove. The best part about this Airbnb, however, is the exclusive infinity pool that has wonderful panoramic views of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.
Guests who stay here come to see the lavender country or to enjoy bike rides within the villages of Luberon. This Airbnb is particularly popular during the summertime since the cavernous space can be particularly forgiving in warmer weather.
Stay In A Windmill On The Dutch Countryside
Next time you visit Amsterdam, why not try booking your stay at this quaint little windmill in the Dutch countryside? Located in the town of Abcoude, this adorable windmill can accommodate up to six guests for $364 USD a night.
The windmill was built in 1874 and is now complete with three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. Each bedroom features a double bed and rustic, but sturdy wooden beams that add to the space’s charm. Would you believe that all of that can fit in this tiny little structure?
The Most Hospitable Host
The living room is spacious enough for the whole family to gather around in, otherwise, you might enjoy spending evenings watching the sun go down over the farmland and nearby canals.
The windmill is fully functional and the owner, Maarten, is happy to accommodate guests since he lives close by. Aside from the stellar accommodations, what guests boast about most is Maarten’s hospitality. He has been known to greet guests upon arrival and tell them all about the windmill’s history and how it works.
Live Like A King In This Castle
If you want to live like a king, you can rent out this castle the next time you’re in Ireland. The Cahercastle has been around since the late 1400s and now it’s owned by a guy named Pete and his partner Eva.
“One needs to be somewhat crazy to be owned by a castle, its owned me now for 20 years, anyway it is our home its not perfect, so don’t expect perfection,” Pete writes in his listing. Indeed, when one stays at this castle they’ll see just how much of himself Pete has poured into this home.
Traditional Castle With Modern Amenities
Pete refurbished the castle using local stone, limestone, and oak beams to maintain the building’s traditional look. Of course, it has been outfitted with modern conveniences such as solar water heating and wifi.
This castle can accommodate up to four guests for $179 USD per night and has already had the honor of being one of the most-visited Airbnbs in Europe. There are two double beds in the master bedroom and guests have exclusive access to the top two floors which include the living room, bathroom, and kitchen.
Coming up is a house you’ll absolutely love if you’re obsessed with “The Lord of the Rings!”
A Spacious Studio Is Hidden Inside
The studio Earthship is spacious enough to accommodate four guests for $125 a night. There are two beds and a large bathroom with a deep, stone tub. Despite being off-the-grid, you’ll still have access to all of today’s modern necessities such as wifi and Netflix. Dan even installed a flat-screen TV and a Bluray player for his guests’ entertainment.
Not only does this Airbnb have a sizable kitchen with a fridge and a stovetop oven, but there is also even a high-efficiency washing machine available for guests to do their laundry. We definitely want to take a ride in this Earthship!