Gone are the days of boring business hotels and questionable online finds. Instead, a plethora of unique homes crafted by individuals around the world are all available on just one app, airbnb. We promise you haven’t seen homes like these yet.
EUPHORIA ART LAND
This eccentric home looks, and feels, like a trip to an art museum with every inch of its space decorated in colourful mosaics, eclectic furnishings and unique textures. Inspired by the idea of self-reliance, it hopes that its guests will embrace its artistic environment to connect with their minds and souls. Take a walk through its vibrant yet peaceful gardens or daydream on its private balcony to escape your everyday reality.
Euphoria Art Land, Limassol, Cyprus
Unlike The Whitehouse in Washington DC, this sleek monochromatic retreat takes you away from all of society by immersing you in its 360-degree views of unspoiled natural surroundings. Solar panels allow this off grid house to not disrupt its ecosystem's harmony whilst providing you with enough electricity to run a fridge, light each room and charge your phone. An outdoor fire pit and hot tub will keep you feeling cosy as you stargaze over the 1,050 hectares of open land.
The Whitehouse, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
Escape modern life in a Trulli house dating back to the 16th century, famous for their conical roofs and stone walls. Its antique frame has been given a subtle makeover with natural furnishings and pops of colour from Mediterranean tiles. Kick back in the outdoor jacuzzi before taking a trip into quaint Itria Valley for an afternoon aperitivo.
Palmitrulli Suite, Locorotondo, Puglia, Italy
THE TREEFRAME CABIN
The Treeframe Cabin is every adult's childhood dream come true as each night here has you waking up in a treehouse elevated 4 metres into the air between four evergreen trees. Floor to ceiling windows and skylights over the loft-high bed brings nature’s harmony into the tranquil lodging. Take just a few steps to the outdoor hot tub that has you relaxing even deeper into the peace of the woods as you seclude yourself in the lush greenery of Washington state.
The Treeframe Cabin, Index, Washington, United States
AIRSTREAM & TIPI
This airstream and tipi duo looks like a scene out of a Hollywood movie with its unique concept that perfectly marries functionality with fun. Although, its intimate space is far from limited with wide-spanning views of Mount Sopris and its surrounding flora and fauna. Compact and organised, the RV is complete with all necessary living equipment and the tipi lets you breathe some of the freshest air in the world.
Airstream & Tipi, Carbondale, Colorado, United States
ST ANDREW’S RETREAT
A stay at St Andrew’s Retreat is one of a lifetime all thanks to its fascinating history and location. The 100-year-old converted stone church is situated near Drakensberg, a UNESCO heritage site, known for natural landscapes and rock paintings tracing back to the San people. Lodgings for guests have been made in the main chapel and annexe with stained glass windows, stone alcoves and majestic furnishings completing the church’s historic charm.
St Andrew’s Retreat, Giants Castle Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience in a magical semi-transparent dome hidden within an alpaca farm in the French forest. This home away from home has thought of everything with bathrobes, a double hammock and even a Nespresso machine. Made out of a cotton canvas, the dome stays cool and provides areas of sanctuary whilst transparent sections let nature flow into its inviting space. If you’re lucky, one of its alpacas, donkeys, sheep, or many other farm animals might walk right up to your breakfast spot.
Alpaca Dome, Sapois, Grand Est, France
Villa Akasha pays homage to geometry and its ability to produce healing effects through the process of biomimicry. Bamboo has been shaped to create a 35 metre squared bio-architecture dome with an implosive electrical field, encouraging positivity and health in its environment. Its bungalow-style ambience is complete with rattan furniture, an outdoor shower, plenty of natural light and views of rice paddies. A vegan and vegetarian restaurant with a swimming pool is just next door providing you with all the essentials for a rejuvenating trip.
Villa Akasha, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia