British Columbia Real Estate: Airbnb’s Most Unique Options

Some travelers across Canada are opting for more “unique” accommodations when it comes to choosing a place to stay, according to new data released by Airbnb.

The vacation rental company says bookings in its mud house, treehouse and barn listings increased nearly 70% last year, compared to 2019.

Several rentals have landed a spot on Airbnb’s “most searched for” stays in Canada, including a handful of properties in British Columbia.

A picturesque”cob cottageon Mayne Island has won Canada’s most sought-after single residence permit.

Dubbed a “one-of-a-kind mud house,” Airbnb says this cottage was hand-carved using local, sustainable natural materials and features “a central living space with cantilevered flagstone stairs. -false leading to the mezzanine bedroom”.

Guests staying at the cottage are permitted to roam the property with the resident sheep and chickens.

“Cob cottage” on Mayne Island, BC / Airbnb

Another accommodation in British Columbia called “owl perch” has won the title of the most wanted treehouse in Canada.

Airbnb says the Sooke property sits 30 feet off the ground and offers “stunning views of the Salish Sea to the mountains of Washington State.”

“Owl’s Perch” in Sooke, BC/Airbnb

A “private design treehousein Chilliwack also claimed a spot on the Unique Stays list.

According to Airbnb, it was built as a passion project and allows guests to have a secluded retreat to “reconnect with nature.”

“Private Treehouse” in Chilliwack, BC / Airbnb

Next to do the list is another tree house in Sooke which the Airbnb host describes as “an adult-friendly treehouse slumber party.”

“East Sooke Treehouse” in Sooke, BC/Airbnb

The last accommodation in British Columbia to land a spot is a “second shelter for breakfast“located just outside of Osoyoos.

According to Airbnb, this “hobbit-inspired” earth house is located on a mountain and surrounded by nature.

“Second breakfast hideaway” near Osoyoos, BC / Airbnb

Other unique Canadian vacations to make the list include a “Mongolian yurt” in the heart of the Yukon, a “lighthouse on the bay” in Nova Scotia, and a “Scandinavian cottage above the sky” in Quebec.

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