The Airbnb housing rental platform celebrated its 10th anniversary in August 2018. Initially presents that in major American cities, the startup founded by Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk has expanded its inventory to more than five million homes – including a number of castles, yurts and caravans – in 191 countries today .
Airbnb is thus one of the rare tech unicorns to generate large profits and its valuation is now estimated at 38 billion dollars. Which puts it on a comfortable trajectory for an upcoming IPO.
On the occasion of its anniversary, Airbnb has compiled several lists highlighting the most isolated, unlikely, and coveted accommodations you can book on Airbnb – and they don’t have to be expensive. Some start around 20 euros per night, while others are over 350 euros.
We present them to you below, classified according to the price displayed per night, on August 17, 2018:
A cabin on a hill, surrounded by nature and next to the beach for surfing, resting and visiting.
29. Yurt, € 22 / night – Khushuut, Mongolia
A yurt lost in a Mongolian national park, surrounded by the Altai.
An oasis in the jungle, near a lake, ideal for disconnecting.
A charming cabin on an organic farm near the region where Colombia cuts its coffee, and registered on nearly 100,000 lists.
26. Treehouse, € 39 / night – Murnau, Bavaria, Germany
An ideal hilltop cabin for people who travel in unconventional ways.
24 tied. Berber tent, 40 € / night – Merzouga, Morocco
You will have to take a camel ride to reach Mohammed’s camp, his hosts report.
One of Airbnb’s most requested apartments, appearing on nearly 53,000 wishlists, it is the most popular Airbnb apartment in Europe.
Some visitors say that you can see the whales from the room and the northern lights.
A natural stone villa that makes 77,000 people dream.
21 tied. The Cozy Palace, 50 € / night – Marrakech, Morocco
A Riad selected nearly 60,000 times by travelers on their wish lists.
This bamboo chalet is a secluded hideaway down a small path, nestled among rice fields, just 5 minutes from central Ubud. Open-air woven bamboo bedroom with mini loft, sleek modern bathroom and outdoor lounge, unique experience in Bali. ” And one of the 10 most coveted listings on Airbnb.
The house was built by host Mariko’s grandparents 70 years ago.
The House of the Seven Cones is Airbnb’s most coveted. Registered on wish lists 164,444 times, it remains relatively affordable.
17. Amboise Troglodyte, 80€ — Nazelles-Négron, France
“Charm and tranquility”, promise the guests of “this Troglo accommodation” 3 km from the Château d’Amboise with “a breathtaking and romantic bathroom space”.
16. Casita Muyuyo, € 84 / night – Puerto Ayora, Îles Galapagos
Escape to this archipelago of Ecuador, famous for its unique flora and fauna.
15. Townhouse, 89 € / night – Jamestown, Saint Helena Island
For a stay cut off from the world on the lost island in the South Atlantic, where Napoleon Bonaparte ended his days.
Sleep in an airplane … and take a shower in the cockpit, transformed into a bathroom with a view.
13. Maori house, 100 € / night – Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands
“Excellent stay”, “breathtaking view”, “very friendly welcome” – visitors to this house at the end of the world seem delighted.
12. Cobb Cottage, € 107 / night – Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
A small house carved by hand, entirely in natural materials.
11. “Mushroom Dome” cabin, 114 € / night – Aptos, California, United States
This atypical cabin is one of the most sought after on Airbnb – its host recommends booking 9-11 months in advance.
It takes two days by cargo boat to reach the only inhabited island of the four that form the Pitcairn Islands, the only British overseas territory in the Pacific Ocean. There are about fifty inhabitants a year. It is “the most isolated Airbnb on Earth,” says the platform.
9. Bamboo house, 153 € / night – Bali, Indonesia
Accommodation so coveted (77,200 wish lists) that you have to book six months in advance.
8. AirShip 002, 168 € / night – Highlands of Scotland, United Kingdom
An aluminum capsule with all the services of an equipped house. Ideal view to admire the stars.
On the borders of Norway and very close to the North Pole, Svalbard is one of the most northerly inhabited places. Great for the Northern Lights in winter.
6. Hector Cave House, 250 € / night – Santorini, Greece
Perched in the heights of Santorini, this cave dwelling has a total of 133,900 wish lists.
Over 66,000 Airbnb users would love to stay in this jungle bubble – a treehouse “far from danger but close to adventure”.
“Hic sunt dracones” designates, in medieval cartography, dangerous or still unknown territories.
You can play hobbit in this unusual house.
2. Off-grid ItHouse, 352 € / night – Yucca Valley, California, United States
Cut off from the world, surrounded by glass, design and desert … and appearing on nearly 64,000 wish lists.
If you want to spend the night in the equivalent of a condor nest, hanging on a mountain, you will have to do a little climbing. But “I absolutely do not regret the investment, this unique experience is worth it”, assures a tourist.
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