1. Area 55 Futuro House
There are Only 85 original Futuro Houses restored in the world and 19 in the USA. AREA 55 AirBnB in Joshua Tree, California, is the only one in which you can spend the night and makes for a pretty cool experience. An off-grid glamping location, it is designed to enable you to disconnect but still have the perks of connected amenities when needed. So kick back and relax in this one-of-a-kind accommodation.
2. Stone City Treehouse
Surrounded by trees with the sounds of the stream that flows nearby, this accommodation is for those seeking true relaxation. A beautiful tiny house and deck in the woods in Vermont, it is perfect to come home to after a day of hiking, skiing, or touring local breweries and distilleries. Its sitting area, hammock, and campfire space just below the treehouse by the stream are also ideal for enjoying the outdoors. The treehouse was constructed using local, natural, and recycled materials and uses solar power, and the host makes environmentally friendly efforts such as composting, recycling, using eco friendly cleaning products and avoiding disposable items as much as possible.
3. Off-The-Grid Dome & Private Hot Mineral Spring
An unusual accommodation, a stay at this hand-built off-the-grid guest house includes access to a private 108 degree fahrenheit natural hot mineral spring and is the ultimate retreat. Set within a tree and plant filled acre in the historic downtown bathhouse district in New Mexico, it is walking distance to everything. The dome and property are even the subject of the book The Good Life Lab which won the Nautilus award for sustainability & lifestyle and was written by the host. The property houses two sets of guests and the hosts, and is a quiet, retreat-like setting that attracts creatives, contemplatives, and nature lovers, so if that sounds your type of setting then definitely check it out.
4. The Red Bus
The Red Bus in Little River, New Zealand, is a unique and contemporary bus which is fully self contained for an unusual, cosy get away. It’s natural surroundings make for a private and tranquil holiday with several activities on your doorstep. Take a walk to the Little River cafe and art gallery, explore the rail trail biking route nearby, take leisurely bush walks or enjoy the Hilltop tavern with it’s food and music. There are also beautiful beaches to check out in the area as well as Akaroa.
5. Container Suite
High above the Gulf of Castellammare is a sophisticated, welcoming and certainly unusual accommodation. Located in Terrasini, Container Suite is just that, a converted container made into a luxury space, which offers dramatic views and integrates into the landscape in perfect harmony with the surrounding area. It’s unique design is characterised by a large bay window looking out at the valley, and the rocky surroundings scattered with prickly pears make for a pretty cool stay.