Since launching in 2008, Airbnb has become a hugely popular holiday accommodation website. The rentals available on the site are a great alternative to hotels, and offer the opportunity to stay somewhere truly unique – you can rent anything from a treehouse to a castle, and everything in between. If you’re not convinced by Airbnb yet, these fabulous Airbnb rentals from around the world are bound to change your mind!
If you’re planning a trip to New York and want to soak up the culture of the city while living like a true New Yorker, this hip, eclectic Brooklyn townhouse could be just what you’re looking for. It boasts the perfect mix of historic Brooklyn architecture and mid-century modern design, providing an authentic New York experience for guests.
Located in an old factory in the centre of Berlin, this loft apartment has maintained much of its original features and industrial-style character. The apartment has been decorated sympathetically, staying true to its industrial heritage, and would make a great holiday rental for anyone with an artistic disposition.
This diminutive house featured in the US TV series Tiny House Nation, and at just 350 sq ft it’s easy to see why. The owners built it almost entirely from reclaimed materials, and what they’ve created, while small, is perfectly and beautifully formed. If you’re looking to rent an entire house at a very reasonable price, this little gem is the ideal solution.
No one does minimalism quite like the Japanese, and this flawless apartment in Tokyo is the proof. Converted from an office building, this ultra modern space exudes simplicity. Every room has been reduced to the bare necessities, yet this takes nothing away from the sheer elegance of the apartment’s design.
It might not look like it, but this rustic abode is actually a loft apartment in the middle of London. Converted from a Victorian warehouse, the home rocks a spiritual vibe. The extensive use of wood, indoor trees, and its tropical garden create the impression of being surrounded by nature, although in reality you’re in the centre of a large metropolitan city.
Situated in a meadow and surrounded by grazing cows, this Grondulow (earth house) offers peace and tranquility for all who stay there. Designed to blend into the landscape, the house is open and airy, with large living room windows that look out onto the fields beyond.
You might think renting a reasonably priced and spacious one bedroom apartment in central Paris wouldn’t be a possibility, but you’d be wrong. This loft is unique, roomy, and offers the opportunity to live like a true Parisian without being miles from the city or squashed into a tiny studio apartment.
Described on Airbnb as having a ‘nature-integrating design’, this little cabin located in the quiet fishing village of Yelapa is a private paradise. The restful interior is only half the story, though. Nestled in the jungle, the accommodation is perfect for those wanting to escape the modern world and commune with nature.
Converted buildings almost always have interesting architectural features that make them appealing places to live, or even just stay for a few nights. This apartment in Chicago has all the characteristics you would expect from a home that was once a 100-year-old church, including vaulted ceilings and stunning stained glass windows.
Live like royalty in this breathtaking five-floor bamboo palace, built on the edge of Bali’s Ayung River Valley. The entire house is fashioned from bamboo, with even the furniture made out of this versatile material. Its scope is jaw-dropping – you enter through an enormous bamboo tube, and from there you can access the various floors and rooms. It has a private garden and pool, and as if that wasn’t enough, it even has a personal butler!