10 Unique Airbnb Houses You Need to Stay In if You’re a True Wanderluster

How many of you consider yourselves wanderlusters? With a constant need to travel and see the world? Well the problem with traveling besides the ever-increasing airfare cost, is the cost of accommodation at the different destinations. But thank God for alternate accommodations, thank God for Airbnb!

Airbnb has been gaining popularity over the past year for their affordable lodging listings. I guess the other draw to staying in an Airbnb house over a hotel is you feel “at home” whilst in a foreign land. And if you look hard enough, you can even snub a room in a castle to yourself in Europe for say $200/night? Beats staying a tiny hotel room, doesn’t it?

So amongst the Airbnb listings, there are some pretty Unique and Unusual houses you can find! If you’re a true wanderluster or you’re all about unique experiences when you travel, you NEED to check out these 10 types of Airbnb homes that will definitely earn you bragging rights when you share your travel tales.


1) Treehouse

I don’t know about you, but I’ve read enough Enid Blyton in my childhood to fantasise about staying in a treehouse! It’s a dream Singaporeans will never achieve if you think about it.

Consider staying in a treehouse in the middle of a wine estate in the Italian countryside?

Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 11.14.53 amAroma(n)tica Treehouse in Monferrato

Where: San Salvatore Monferrato, Alessandria, Italy

Rate: SGD$182 / night

Minimum stay: 1 night

Or a whimsical experience in the quiet woodlands of Atlanta?

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Where: Atlanta, GA, United States

Rate: SGD$501/night

Minimum stay: 2 nights


2) Boathouse

Something about a boathouse is pretty romantic; falling asleep to the rocking and sound of the gentle waves…that is if you are not prone to motion sickness.

Well, nothing beats waking up to the magnificent sight of the Eiffel Tower right in front of your eyes, right?

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Houseboat/péniche Eiffel Tower

Where: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Rate: SGD$167/night

Minimum stay: 3 nights minimum

Or if you happen to travel to Hong Kong and the thought of staying in the highly-congested-and-claustrophobic city areas turns you off, consider this boathouse near the east of Aberdeen.

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Boat Chinese Wood-1 : Front Cabin 

Where: Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Rate: SGD$126/night

Minimum stay: 2 nights minimum


3) Fairytale cottage

Think Snow White, Bambi, Sleeping Beauty…or maybe even Shrek? But in anyways you can’t deny there is this unknowing magical charm when you think of a cottage in a quiet forest.

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‘Silo Studio’ Cottage

Where: Tyringham, MA, United States

Rate: SGD$322/night

Minimum stay: 2 nights minimum


4) Historical castles

Because you don’t know what is fancy until you’ve stayed in a castle!

You know what is fancier than being in Britain? Staying in an Ancient British Castle, like a boss Queen.

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Stay in an Ancient British Castle!

Where: Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom

Rate: SGD$201/night

Minimum stay: 1 nights minimum

Or if you prefer medieval-style castles in Scotland highland i.e.  

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Live like a King in my Castle

Where: Galway, Galway, Ireland

Rate: SGD$189/night

Minimum stay: 1 nights minimum


5) Tipi

If you’re into eco-tourism, nothing brings you closer to nature than Tipi Glamping. On top of that, you don’t have to worry too much about harming the environment too.

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Tipi Camp with animals and nature

Where: Greifenstein, Germany, Germany

Rate: SGD$36/night

Minimum stay: 1 nights minimum


6) Converted Caravan

It’s cosy, it’s homely. Bonus point if you find one in  beautiful countryside like Provence.

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Roulotte charming caravan

Where: Ventabren, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

Rate: SGD$144/night

Minimum stay: 4 nights minimum


7) Water Tower

Who would have imagined you can stay in a water tower!? Of course you will not need swimming or wading to get around the house. The owner has cleverly converted the interior of a water tower into a cosy lodging that overlooks the town.

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Amazing round room in the sky

Where: London, United Kingdom

Rate: SGD$254/night

Minimum stay: 1 nights minimum


8) Windmill

Living in a windmill has been something we’ve read in books and seen in cartoon. But it’s a reality for people in some parts of the world. Personally I think this will make a fun and authentic experience to have when you travel to Netherlands.

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Windmill close to Amsterdam

Where: Amsterdam, Utrecht, Netherlands

Rate: SGD$379/night

Minimum stay: 2 nights minimum

This one in UK doesn’t look like the traditional windmill. But the interior has a rich rustic charm.

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Old Smock Windmill in rural Kent

Where: Benenden, United Kingdom

Rate: SGD$339/night

Minimum stay: 2 nights minimum


9) Lighthouse

The thing about staying in a lighthouse is, you know you will definitely have a fantastic sea view to catch both sunrise and sunset. And because lighthouses are situated away from regular residential areas, you literally have the whole beach / bay to yourself.

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Wings Neck Lighthouse

Where: Pocasset, MA, United States

Rate: SGD$716/night (up to 8 guests)

Minimum stay: 7 nights minimum

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Beach front lighthouse Marlera

Where: Medulin, Croatia

Rate: SGD$379/night (up to 8 guests)

Minimum stay: 2 nights minimum


10) Your own private island

This takes the cake, you can’t even get that in Maldives for this price. I mean you may get your own beach. But this is a WHOLE ISLAND. To quote the reviews :“The island is exclusively offered. All yours”. If you and your friends are planning a beach getaway, here’s your answer.

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Alone on your own Fiji Island

Where: Nanuku Levu, Fiji

Rate: SGD$716/night (up to 10 guests)

Minimum stay: 1 nights minimum

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