Holidays in stables, barns, containers and tree houses

How about hanging your (sun) hat in a stable with captivating views this summer?

Shipping container, Donegal.

Rural retreats are gaining popularity among Irish holidaymakers.

Stable, Tipperary.  Photo: Gavin Cleary
Stable, Tipperary. Photo: Gavin Cleary

Yes, treehouses, barns, and even mud houses are some of the getaways we’re looking for, according to Airbnb.

Romantic getaway by the lake.
Romantic getaway by the lake.

A luxury dome boutique glamping list took first place on its list of the most ‘wanted’ homes by Irish users for 2021, revealed this week.

Lakeside Getaway, Donegal.  Photo: Jacqui Davenport
Lakeside Getaway, Donegal. Photo: Jacqui Davenport

A barn in Tipperary, a converted boathouse in Lough Derg, a hilltop cabin in Baltinglass, and a shipping container on a coastal lake in Lettermacaward were among the other people on the list of favorites. Airbnb.

Yes, it looks like we were all looking to Mother Nature for our R&R.

Luxury dome.
Luxury dome.

Potential hosts in these regions and across Ireland can find out more about how much they could earn by sharing their space on Airbnb through the What’s My Place Worth tool, according to the company, which explained that the interactive tool calculates revenue estimated based on geography, listing type, and also uses previous Airbnb reservation data in the region.

Sugar pod, Wicklow.  Photo: Roisin Mulligan
Sugar pod, Wicklow. Photo: Roisin Mulligan

“With so many of us heading to Ireland on vacation this year, we’re gearing up for what we think is the rebound of the trip of the century,” said Jean Hoey, Airbnb.

“With the increase in demand for local getaways this year, we’ve made it easier for anyone looking to become a host to enjoy the next wave of travel. “

Urban Tranquilatree, Cork.  Photo: Sophie Gough
Urban Tranquilatree, Cork. Photo: Sophie Gough

“As we prepare to travel again, where previously our most ‘wanted’ homes were dominated by faraway and exotic destinations, this year it’s all about rural retreats to explore on national shores.”

Luxury chalet.
Luxury chalet.

The most demanded homes for Irish users in 2021 are Luxury Dome, Wicklow; Stable, Tipperary; Boathouse, Clare; Treehouse on top of a hill, Wicklow; Birdhouse, Donegal; Luxury Cottage, Galway; Shipping container, Donegal; Sugar pod, Wicklow; Lakeside Getaway, Donegal; and Urban Tranquilatree, Cork.

    Luxury Dome, Wicklow.
Luxury Dome, Wicklow.

For more information on the 10 Most Favorite Homes, visit https://news.airbnb.com/en-uk/ireland-most-wishlisted-2021 For more information, visit Airbnb.com/host.

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