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The World's Most Unique Airbnbs
The world is full of spaces and homes beyond your wildest dreams. Imagine staying inside a luxurious tree house or a home that puts you close to explore some of the Earth’s most mysterious phenomena, such as a volcano.
There are also homes that put you steps away from a majestic mountain or right on the water of a Tiki suite that doesn’t require you to travel to the French Polynesian islands.
It turns out, you can do more than dream about these kinds of homes, and you can live out these one-of-a-kind experiences. We’ve compiled a list of affordable and unique Airbnbs you can book worldwide.
Unique Contemporary Birdbox, Vestland Fylke, Norway
The pictures don’t do this Airbnb justice. This space is an incredible experience to take in Norway’s beautiful nature. It’s a little trek to get there, so pack a pair of good shoes as you hike the short path to an incredible view.
Located in western Norway, this birdbox is where you can feel close to nature in what people describe as one of the most relaxing and cozy environments. Staying here allows you to enjoy a front-row seat to the epic mountain range of Blegja and Førdefjord. This experience is unlike anything in the world.
Hideout Beehive, Selat, Indonesia
The Hideout Beehive is one of the most popular bamboo houses in Bali. It’s where your childhood dreams of a treehouse meet your luxe expectations as an adult. The hideout offers spectacular river views and a jacuzzi pool for relaxation. What you will appreciate about this space is the attention to detail that went into creating this place. It will exceed your expectations in such a bucket-list destination like Bali.
Like many Balinese homes, the space is open to nature with jungle sounds. Expect to see frogs and house geckos in and around your home.
Grand Tiki Suite, Florida, United States
One of Florida’s best-kept secrets and unique stays is the Tiki Suites in Key West on the water. The Grand Tiki is a fantastic experience to watch a beautiful Florida sunset on the water. The Airbnb includes two inflatable paddleboards, two sets of snorkel gear, an integrated swim ladder, a double hammock, voice-activated lighting throughout via Amazon’s Alexa, mobile hotspot Wi-Fi (for browsing, not streaming video), and of course, all U.S. Coast Guard required safety equipment for recreation on the water.
The only way to get there is by boat. Once you book the home, you can also book a round-trip with Ship 2 Shore to get there and from the Airbnb.
Couplespod, Western Cape, South Africa
The Couplespod at The Riverstone is a high-end couples retreat. This stay is perfect if you want views, luxury, and some romantic charm.
This beautiful pod is like something out of a movie. No matter where you’re located in the home, you can take in incredible views and stargaze at night.
In addition to loving the stunning views on the outside, you will love the attention to detail with the style and décor on the inside.
Treehouse Studio With Amazing Views, KAN Tulum, Mexico
KAN Tulum is founded on Mayan lands, a unique ecosystem in the world created by the meteorite that hit the north of the Yucatan peninsula 66 million years ago, creating dense and high jungles with a soil full of minerals, underground caverns, and a set of largest underground rivers in the world.
During your magical stay here, you will enjoy a private cenote and signature cuisine in the middle of the jungle.
Unusual Home A Livable Sculpture, Rome, Italy
Located about 20 minutes from Rome’s city center, this is an unusual place in Rome as it’s a livable sculpture.
The apartment is on the roof of an artist’s villa. Every space inside is magical and will take you on an experience. The quirky home has its private independent entrance. Do note the villa itself is within a large garden you can take full advantage of. The house comes fully furnished with a private bathroom, shower, and French bidet.
You will be situated in an area of Roma full of “liberty” style villas while well connected to the tourist center.
Stunning 2-Bed With Private Pool In La Punta, Oaxaca, Mexico
Designed by renowned French architect Ludwig Godefroy in a “Brutalist” style, the home offers a unique indoor and outdoor living experience.
This home is equipped with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The main bedroom (king-size bed) is located upstairs, and the second bedroom (queen-size bed) is on the main floor, next to the open-air living spaces.
The slanted “roof” of the house provides a novel place to socialize and an exceptional area to enjoy a beer while you watch Puerto Escondido’s famous sunsets.
Located in trendy La Punta, you’re a 5 min walk to the beach, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.
Be aware that the house is open air and noise travels.
Casa Acantilado, Andalucia, Spain
Boasting a beautiful sea view, the villa Casa Acantilado is located in Salobreña, Spain. One highlight of this unique home is the roof, where you will find outside seating to take in some incredible views in day or night.
Another highlight is one of the living spaces behind the infinity pool. You and your guests will not want to leave.
This 2-story home has a living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, three bedrooms, and three bathrooms, easily accommodating six people.
Eternal Bubble, Puerto Rico
For people who want to live inside a bubble, this Airbnb in Puerto Rico allows you to do just that. This experience is like no other and catered to those adventurous at heart.
It’s the perfect place for travelers, nature lovers, meditation lovers, couples, backpackers, and anyone who wants to enjoy a unique experience.
Bubble Puerto Rico offers you a private space, an escape that allows you to communicate with nature and enjoy the stars, the river, and spectacular views of trees and mountains.
Kehena Beach Ocean Front Cliff House, Hawaii, United States
This unique home has been featured on HGTV’s Off Beat American and The Travel Channel for a good reason. People come here and fall in love.
This all-concrete house is ocean front feels like a renovated lighthouse perched on a lava cliff at Kehena Point. The Point sticks out into the ocean further than the surrounding lava cliffs, offering unparalleled coast views. Watch whales in season (November-April), and walk to a black sand beach.
Nani’s Ecotower, Watamu, Kenya
While staying at the Ecotower, you are staying in a piece of art created by the celebrated glass artist Nani Croze. The place is colorful, cheerfully inspiring, and totally in touch with nature and the elements.
The first floor is a lounge with dining situated in the tree canopy of the surrounding forest. Your breakfast and meals will be served here.
The second floor is an en-suite bedroom with a hanging bed and a terrace overlooking the tree tops towards the Indian Ocean. At night, this bed is lit by the passing moon peaking between palm leaves and open staircases.
While the second floor is all about comfort and cool breezes, the third floor features one of the country’s unique sleep-out experiences: The Ecotower Starbed.
Pine Needle Treehouse, The Philippines
Live among pine trees and a hanging bridge, not for the faint of heart. This Airbmb is quite an experience for the adventurous.
You will be immersed among fresh pine trees and a hanging bridge. You will have the chance to dine on the timber deck 30 feet above the ground.
Luxe Alpine Cabin w/ Awe-Inspiring Mountain Views, Georgia, United States
This modern studio cabin is located in the North Georgia mountains. You will enjoy outdoor luxuries, including a second-story hot tub, a hammock built right into the deck, outdoor double showers, a beautiful view without a building in sight, and more.
This luxury alpine cabin boasts the best of both worlds as it’s a property that borders a national forest while being only minutes from wineries, hiking trails, and waterfalls.
StarDome Mountain Top Lodge, Cusco, Peru
StarDome is on two acres of land on top of a sacred mountain known as Antaluca, which non-natives have not visited in 2000 years.
The two-story Dome, including the second-story stargazing deck, is surrounded by Inca terraces and ancient walking paths offering spectacular views of the Sacred Valley of Peru.
At night, the matrix of the universe is visible in a way only available from this breathtaking vantage point.
The Sultan Suite, Marrakesh, Morocco
Tucked away in Marrakech is this beautiful Riad, where you can live like royalty. This Sultan Suite has been restored with love and respect by the owners so you can experience royal African culture.
You will be immersed in a relaxed and peaceful lifestyle as you enjoy traditional Moroccan comfort and luxury like a sultan. In Muslim tradition, a sultan is a person of great authority and power.
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