Airbnb has released its top 10 must wished-after properties, and it looks like we aren't all luxury lovers.
In fact, it seems to be that we are all suffering from a serious case of cabin fever as the top 10 include a selection of tree houses, tents and cabins. They may not be a 5* spa resorts, but they have breathtaking morning wake up calls, unique Hobbit charms and are all extremely affordable...
Secluded Intown Treehouse - Georgia, USA
Squirrel away with the squirrels in this deluxe treehouse. Made up of two little shacks, the bedroom and living area can be reached via a swinging walkway through the trees and would be the perfect romantic getaway.
Set amongst endless acres of lush greenery, it is hard to imagine you are only a few minutes from downtown Atlanta!
The Seashell House - Mexico
A cross between the Flinstone's pad and My Little Mermaid's abode, this architectural wonder is available to rent from only £180 per night.
Situated in a gated community on the remote island of Isla Mujeres, near Cancun, this 2 bed property is the perfect place to lounge in the mock rock pools, hide away in an intimate cove or admire the ocean views.
TREEhouse - Florence, Italy
This suspended hut will take you straight back to your childhood. Bedrooms with blackboard walls and chalky scribbles sit in the tree house above the splashes of the swimming pool and the darting balls from the tennis court. Beyond the playful and private grounds, rolling hills of sweet olive trees hide the famous Duomo in nearby Tuscany.
Unique Cob Cottage - Canada
Hand sculpted and made entirely of local, natural materials this little den could be straight out of Hobbiton. The cosy toadstool is set in orchards full of grazing sheep and can accommodate 2 guests set under an arched roof with views out across the stunning Mayne Island. Inside it's a rickety affair with ribboned staircases and bumpy white washed walls.
A roma(n)tica Treehouse - Monferrato, Italy
Set in the grounds of a mansion, this luxury hut on stilts has attracted lots of attention thanks to the panoramic views of Monferrato's fragrant hills. This is the perfect spot for a couple looking to get away from the humdrum of city life and enjoy Italian cuisine, walks in the surrounding nature paths and sampling wine from the local vineyards. Sound pretty perfect?
Mushroom Dome Cabin - California, USA
Enjoy the ultimate foraging experience at this mushroom domed cabin in the middle of the Californian bush. Sat high in the trees, this shack offers guests one bedroom high in the rafters of the domed lid. Beneath the bedroom balcony lies a simple living area and kitchenette offering a 70s design to finish hippy vibe.
Pirates of the Caribbean Getaway - California, USA
This bamboo filled, wooden hut backs onto a garden that is paradise by day, but by night it becomes a treasure cave of wooden artefacts and dazzling lights. Jacuzzi tubs, private patio nooks, swinging hammocks and outdoor bathrooms are camouflaged in the extensive jungle and now you can even lounge in the new tepee with the Maori tiki faces and Indian headdresses.
Balian Treehouse - Bali
Follow the fashion pack and head to Bali for stunning beaches, roaming elephants and iconic rice paddies. This conical topped villa is set on the edge of Ubud's dense forest and looks out over its private, cascading gardens that include a pool, relaxing hang out den, glass hut and peaceful cabana.
Mini Loft - Rome, Italy
Italy's capital is fast becoming one of the most popular European cities to visit and now it doesn't have to be expensive either. This 2 bed loft is perfect for a weekend away to Rome and includes all the amenities you could possibly need. Neat and tidy, the little abode is filled with bright furnishings and trendy appliances for just £29 per night!
Off The Grid It House - California, USA
Recently crowned one of the ‘Best Homes in America' by the Los Angeles Times. This simple pad is set high in the Cali hills and when they say off the grid, they mean off the map entirely. The glass box is ran on renewable energy and finished with modern furnishings including fashionable hanging fireplaces and looks out across the crags and tufts of the desert valley.
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Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.
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