The most unique roadside stays on Airbnb to mark for your next road trip

There is no doubt that travel has changed in recent years. All the manners it has changed, however, may be different from what you think. Of course, more and more people are looking to stay close to home and get out of the network. But according to Airbnb, people are also looking for more unique experiences these days. The data confirms that: Various types of unusual homes have seen massive growth in recent times on the platform, including yurts (up 1,701% in searches in March 2021, compared to March 2019) and huts (up 1,379%). With that interest, the accommodation site decided to make it easier for travelers by compiling a list of some of the most unique roadside stays available on Airbnb to inspire their next trip.

The company released the list on August 5 with a selection of “curiosities” worth checking out when you’re “ready to hit the pavement.” While curiosity might be an understatement: the lineup includes everything from converted wagons to actual treehouses, so don’t expect your average cabin or apartment to be among the choices. Instead, prepare to be surprised, thrilled – maybe even a little confused (in a good way).

Airbnb’s list includes 16 attractions in total, and you can find the full rundown of those in the original news article. Here are some of TZR’s favorites.

You may have visited a lighthouse, but have you ever slept there? Otherwise, you can change that now with this luxury vacation. Located in Sitka, Alaska, this home offers an unexpected way to see wildlife and experience the southeastern region of the state.

Camping, but make it a luxury. This sleek dome does exactly that, located in a secluded setting in Hendersonville, North Carolina. With plumbing, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and a Nespresso machine, you will enjoy all the advantages of a hotel, with the feeling of nature all around you.

Have you ever heard of a ‚Äúpassive terrestrial solar house? You have it now. The Wonder Haus is a structure that uses the sun as its primary source of heat (so note that it gets a bit * cold in winter). It’s located in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and spans seven acres – so you’ll have plenty of room to admire the surrounding San Juan National Forest. (The stargazing tower will also help with this.)

Taste New Orleans from the Midwest with the Mardi Gras house in Woodstock, Illinois. Located in the city where groundhog day was filmed, the restored house (built in 1912) features a 1920s French clothing store, a Victorian sitting room, an Art Deco movie palace, and more.

If privacy is your goal, you won’t find a much more perfect location than this studio in the California Coastal Redwoods. The cottage is located in Woodside, California and offers stunning views of the surrounding forest. Couples and loners will love the seclusion and peaceful vibes, not to mention the hot tub and secluded beaches nearby.

Make your childhood dream of living in a treehouse a reality. Located in Geneva, Florida, this adults-only getaway includes endless fun details – a tree trunk lift and an 18-foot yurt, to name a few.

Become the queen or king you know you are by staying at Castle on Glen in Elmira, New York. With moats, stone steps, and even dressy clothes (yes, really), you can really step back in time to the 1927 Tudor house.

You would probably expect to stay in a cabin on your vacation in the depths of Tennessee, but that’s not at all what you’ll get with this converted WWII train car. The living room is actually a renovated troop train kitchen wagon with a sleek interior – it has amenities like modern furnishings, an outdoor fireplace, and hardwood floors, making it a very unexpected all-around experience.

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