10 Unique Airbnbs for an Unforgettable Travel Experience

This list includes an igloo, a bubble dome, and a revamped WWII bus!

On the lookout for a different kind of vacation? We did the research and found 10 unique Airbnbs around the globe — each one promising a travel experience that’s out of the ordinary!

Scroll through this list and take your pick. Or better yet, don’t stop at just one!

Also read: 15 Unique Airbnb Experiences for You to Try in Southeast Asia

1. This igloo in Pelkosenniemi, Finland

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Listing type: Private room in igloo
Max. no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms: 1

Ever dreamed of staying in an igloo — and possibly seeing the Northern Lights? Well, here’s your chance!

While temperatures inside the igloo will always fall below zero, you might be surprised to find that previous guests swear they were super comfortable! Inside, you’ll find real beds topped with cosy, ultra-warm sleeping bags. If it does get too cold, however, guests are welcome to flock to the nearby ‘warm house’ which comes with toilets, a shower, a living room, and kitchen!

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2. This plane in Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef, France

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Listing type: Plane
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 1

How about a stay inside an actual plane? This unique Airbnb is an interesting level up from your regular glamping experience! Set in a campsite just two minutes from the sea, this plane is located close to three different beaches: Tharon, Pornic, and Saint Brévin. Surprisingly well-equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, and enough space for four, this quirky stay is perfect for a summertime getaway with a small family or group of friends!

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3. This airstream in Joshua Tree, California

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Listing type: Private room in camper/rv
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1

Looking to go off the grid, but in style? Stationed in the middle of the desert, this stylish airstream is ideal for those who want to connect with nature. Not only does it offer a unique place to stay — guests can also expect to wake up to the most beautiful sunrises and witness unforgettable views of the stars at night!

Designed like a hostel, this unique Airbnb gives you access to the nearby clubhouse. This is where you’ll find the restrooms, kitchen, and communal space for enjoying your meals and meeting great new people!

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4. This airship in Tobermory, Scotland

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Listing type: Tiny house
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1

Some guests have travelled all the way to Scotland just to stay at this unique Airbnb — and they believe it was worth it! A secluded airship right by the Sound of Mull, its floor-to-ceiling glass windows will make you feel even more connected to nature. And while it’s certainly beautiful to look at, the airship is even more spacious and cosy than you’d expect!

Here, you can enjoy scenic walks, kayaking adventures, and the most amazing sunset views! Those sound like the makings of a perfect restful vacation, don’t you think?

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5. This bus in Nairobi, Kenya

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Listing type: Bus
Max. no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms: 2

Who knew a double-decker bus could make for such a cosy home? Revamped into a two-bedroom home, this unique Airbnb also comes with a well-stocked kitchen, bathroom, living room, and private patio! How cool is that? The CD collection (featuring lots of golden oldies!) is a super cool touch, too! Tucked in the lush and peaceful suburbs of Karen, this old-school bus is a slice of paradise just minutes from the city.

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6. This hobbit house-inspired home in Orondo, Washington

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Listing type: Earth house
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1

Why not go for a stay at this mountainside hobbit house? Whether or not you’re a Tolkien fan, you’re bound to love this magical slice of Middle-earth! Decorated with lots of the host’s special touches, a stay at this idyllic home truly feels like stepping into one of Tolkien’s books. Located in a beautiful six-acre property that’s 25 minutes from the city, this unique Airbnb will treat you to scenic views from dusk until dawn. If you’re lucky, you’ll even see bits of the Milky Way at night!

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7. This bubble dome in Kuta, Bali

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Listing type: Entire house
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1

On the hunt for a unique getaway for two? This bubble dome is definitely an interesting pick for an intimate couples’ retreat! Basically a bubble-themed glamping site, this one’s for travellers who are up for packing light and taking a 30-minute nature walk down a scenic cliff trail to the secret location. (For privacy purposes, they don’t divulge the exact location until booking!) Spend the day at the beach, enjoy a cosy bonfire, and enjoy literally being in a bubble with your special someone!

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Also read: 8 Instagrammable Airbnbs for Chilling Out in Kuta, Bali

8. This windmill in Abcoude, Netherlands

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Listing type: Windmill
Max. no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms: 3

This charming windmill is perfect for families — kids, in particular, will love interacting with the sheep and goats nearby! Tucked in the picturesque countryside, this one-of-a-kind home will make you feel as though you’re in another era — in the best way possible. A few miles from Amsterdam, it’s located just within walking distance of the train station. Bikes are also available for rent, in case you’d like to go on a scenic ride around the area!

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9. This WWII train car in Maryville, Tennessee

Listing type: Train 
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 1

History buffs, this one’s for you — a WWII train car that was transformed into a tastefully designed home! Located in an expansive six-acre property at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, this unique Airbnb's middle-of-nowhere feel is perfect for those looking for a quiet vacation.

Equipped with top-notch amenities, it also includes lots of cosy corners like a beautiful front deck, fire pit, and picnic and barbecue area! An added bonus for animal lovers: Six sweet dogs run around the property, and are all excited to welcome you!

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10. This cliffside lodge in Urubamba, Peru

Listing type: Private room
Max. no. of guests: 1
No. of bedrooms: 1

Up for a little adventure? This amazing Airbnb is a transparent capsule that hangs from the top of a mountain in Peru’s Sacred Valley! The climb to get here and back is inescapable, but the professional guides will make you feel safe and secure. (Even travellers who are afraid of heights have ventured to this Airbnb!) 

From the hanging bedroom, you’ll witness the most amazing views of the magical valley. It’s definitely a once in a lifetime experience you won’t want to miss!

CHECK BOOKING OPTIONS IN URUBAMBA

Also read: Treehouse Airbnbs: Fall in Love with These Listings from Around the World

Which one of these unique Airbnbs is your favourite? We couldn’t pick just one!


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