If you’re looking for unique accommodations, Airbnb has a wide variety of places that are sure to be more interesting than a cookie-cutter hotel room. Check out these crazy accommodations to get a taste of the kind of quirky properties available through Airbnb.
1. The Seashell House, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
The Seashell House, or “Casa Caracol,” is a property on Isla Mujeres, an island just off the coast of Cancun. For just over $300 a night, you’ll feel like you’re sleeping inside a giant, immaculate white seashell.
This two-bedroom, cliffside home was designed by Raquel and Eduardo Ocampo, and its unique design is something of a local attraction. According to the listing, passers-by sometimes try to peep over the fence to catch a glimpse of the place.
2. Famous treehouse outside of Atlanta
If you want a whimsical escape from the realities of adult life, there are a surprising number of tree houses for rent on Airbnb. In fact, the site has a whole wish list devoted just to tree houses.
This treehouse in Atlanta goes for $375 a night and it’s been named Airbnb’s number one most wished for listing worldwide. No wonder it was featured on the Animal Planet show, “Treehouse Masters: Ultimate Treehouse IV.”
3. Quirky cocoon in France’s Loire Valley
This listing is certainly something you don’t see everyday: a cocoon perched amid nets in the trees of Fondettes, France, near the town of Tours.
Fashioned as a large nest, this tent-like orb ($132 a night) has a circular queen bed inside and looks to be an unforgettable way to spend the night.
4. Converted train depot in Vermont
In Putney, Vermont, this historic train depot is now accepting guests from Airbnb. The whole one-bedroom depot is yours from $81 a night. The Connecticut River is just a few minutes’ walk away, with nearby hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing in the winter. Even closer are the railroad tracks that this depot would’ve served in the past, so you’ll have to put up with the sound of passing trains three or four times a day. Be sure to bring your earplugs!
5. Houseboat in Amsterdam
What better way to experience Amsterdam, a city of canals, than by staying on a houseboat? This modern houseboat is listed at $141 a night and includes your own private studio in the bow of the boat.
The owner, Sonja, custom-built the interior of the boat and now she’s sharing this dream with her Airbnb guests. It’s sure to be a novel experience to recount when you get back home.