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Airbnb Hosts Of Unique Properties Earned Nearly $1 Billion In 2021
For over ten years, Airbnb has been offering unique accommodation experiences for travelers. Guests have been able to book stays in lighthouses, trains, domes, and even windmills.
Unique properties soar
From 2019 to 2021, unique property bookings increased by almost 50 percent globally. This means that the hosts of unique bookings are earning more money. According to Airbnb, unique listings earned nearly $1 billion in 2021 alone. Earnings for unique listings were higher globally in 2021 than for non-unique listings.
It’s easier than ever to search for unique accommodations
Airbnb has made it super easy to find and book unique listings with its addition of Airbnb Categories, which launched in May. The OMG! Category houses the most unique bookings on the platform. It even inspired the $10,000,000 OMG! Fund. 100 hosts will receive $100,00 each to create the most unique listings in the world.
Travelers love tiny homes
Tiny homes are the most booked unique listing on Airbnb. Over 2.5 million nights were booked in tiny homes on the platform in 2021.
Over $195 million of income was generated in 2021 from tiny home bookings, making it the top earner among unique space bookings.
Many hosts are aged 50+
Most hosts of unique listings are women ages 50 and over. Half of the unique listing hosts in the U.S. were over the age of 50, with the majority being women. However, younger travelers, under 50 usually book unique listings.
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Treetops are on everyone’s wishlist
Travelers have the ability to add bookings to their wishlist. Unique listings were on nearly 20 million wishlists globally in 2021. The most wish-listed listing in the world is a stunning treehouse in East Point, Georgia. The treehouse includes indoor heat and a hot tub.
The most wish-listed unique homes in the world:
The Mushroom Dome Retreat & LAND of Paradise Suite – Aptos, California
Redwood Treehouse Santa Cruz Mountains – Watsonville, California
Trullo Aromatic Gree – Ostuni, Apúlia, Italy
Historic Tower with Views of the Lake and Countryside – Tuoro sul Trasimeno, Umbria, Italy
Luxurious Stone Villa in Crete – Chania, Kriti, Greece
Rainforest Tree House with Hot Springs – San Carlos, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
DreamCaught Treehouses – Treehouse – Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Live like a King in My Castle – Galway, Ireland
Holiday in Prussian Village Church – Havelsee, Brandenburg, Germany