12 Unique Airbnb’s in the U.S.

Use Airbnb to find more than apartments, find unique properties.

Airbnb is a great option if you don’t want to stay directly in tourist locations, want to feel more like a local or save a few dollars rather than going to a hotel. When I dream about and fantasize plan my future trips I love going over to the Airbnb app or website to see where I could stay in cities around the world and in the United States.

While most Airbnb’s are beautiful apartments or spare bedrooms, Airbnb also offers an array of unique homes from tiny homes to RVs to boats. I decided to compile a list of some of the most interesting looking Airbnb’s around the United States. Just to note, because these unique homes are well, unique, they tend to be a bit more expensive than the average Airbnb’s you can find. People understand they are paying for the experience. I tried to filter to properties that are $100 or less per night at the time of writing this post.

But remember that there are some surcharges and fees you have to pay, so the final prices can vary. Buzzfeed wrote an amazing article discussing the problems people have with Airbnb because the advertised price is practically never the final price. However, keeping that all in mind, I still believe these properties are worth the money if you want to have a fun, unique experience. So, if you’re ready to discover some amazing places, keep reading.

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1. The Funky Loft

A vintage and quirky apartment in Brooklyn.
Photos via Airbnb, Funky Loft
LocationBrooklyn, New York
Price (average)$58 USD
Guests2 guests
Beds & Baths1 bed, 1 shared bath

I first saw this beauty when watching one of Refinery 29‘s videos that are part of their Sweet Digs series. This is one is an apartment but when I thought of places to include this one immediately came to my mind. It is just so quirky and cute to not include. There’s a swing in the middle of the hallway, colorful decor including an amazing Coca Cola fridge and powder blue cabinets. I just feel cozy by looking at the photos.

Check out the official Airbnb page for this property to read all the details and amenities featured (includes breakfast!).

2. Shire Treehouse

A cozy, rustic treehouse in New Hampshire
Photos via Airbnb, Shire Treehouse
LocationConway, New Hampshire
Price (average)$95 USD
Guests3 guests
Beds & Baths1 bed, 0 baths

This is a perfect option for those who want to disconnect and enjoy nature. There is no plumbing, there is an outhouse to use the toilet and you can use the host’s shower at their house. In the summer there is an option to use the outdoor shower using a bucket. Okay, this may not be for everyone but if you’ve always wanted the experience of camping but want to ease into it, I think this is a great option.

To read about all the amenities read the full description on the Airbnb page.

3. Remodeled, Artsy Barn

A cute and artsy barn in Iowa
Photos via Airbnb, Remodeled, Artsy Barn
LocationAmes, Iowa
Price (average)$100 USD
Guests4 guests
Beds & Baths1 bed, 1 bath

Okay, so I know Iowa isn’t exactly on the top of everyone’s lists of places in the states to visit. And I don’t know about you but I’ve never even HEARD of Ames, Iowa. But something about just going to a small, unpopular town for a weekend getaway always interested me. This unique barn would be a perfect option. Unlike the previous property, this does have modern amenities including Netflix and access to a gym.

For the full description of this barn that gives you the comfort of modern amenities with a splash of rural charm, check out its official Airbnb link.

4. Tiny House, Tiny Price

A colorful tiny house with secret entrances
Photos via Airbnb, Tiny House, Tiny Price
LocationPhoenix, Arizona
Price (average)$36 USD
Guests2 guests
Beds & Baths1 bed, 1 shared bath

I was looking into places I wanted to travel around the U.S. and when I looked into Phoenix I saw this tiny home and immediately was drawn to it. It is colorful, tiny (duh) and so quirky & unique. There entrance to both the house and the outdoor bathroom are hidden by colorful artwork. There is also a small outdoor area that you can enjoy. This place also has one of the smaller price points on this list, which is a plus!

To read more about this property, read about it here.

5. Apple Blossom Cottage

A colorful, hipster approved cottage
Photos via Airbnb, Apple Blossom Cottage
LocationJamaica, Vermont
Price (average)$78 USD
Guests5 guests
Beds & Baths3 beds, 1 bath

When I first discovered this tiny home I immediately thought “Shaggy and Scooby would definitely live here.” Although a tiny home, the layout gives it a much bigger feel than others. There are bunk beds and a futon than converts into a full sized bed. This would be perfect to head with your friends or family for a getaway. Especially because it is located where you can easily get to do a variety of outdoor activities such as kayaking, white water rafting and more at Ball Mountain Dam or hiking, swimming and more.

Read more about this property here.

6. 7 Acre Barn w/ Private Pond

A large property with scenic views and a rustic interior
Photos via Airbnb, 7 Acre Barn
LocationKerhonkson, New York
Price (average)$92 USD
Guests6 guests
Beds & Baths3 beds, 1.5 baths

This unique Airbnb has it all if you’re in a big group and want to enjoy a quaint, New York town. Guests have access to the owner’s private pond as well as the canoe. The Airbnb is also located near natural parks and reserved and about 1.5 hours from New York City. But who needs the bustle and bustle of NYC when you can enjoy a more relaxed pace in nature? I can picture myself curling up by the stone fireplace after I finish cooking in the fully equipped, full-sized kitchen.

Oh and for those with dogs, you can opt to pay an extra $25 a night to have your four-legged friend tag along. Click here to continue reading about the property and view more pictures.

7. Ritzy Tiny Home

A modern and classy tiny home
Photo via Airbnb, The Ritz
LocationOrlando, Florida
Price (average)$92 USD
Guests5 guests
Beds & Baths3 beds, 1 bath

This is a beautifully modern and sleek tiny home. Not only does it manage to fit five guests, but the open layout and light makes it look a lot bigger than it is. The home is near a lake and guests have access to a canoe fit for two people and the dock. But despite how beautiful the outside looks, to me the inside looks even better. I’m not sure how much time I’d be out exploring Orlando because I’d be so infatuated with this chic Airbnb.

Read more about it here.

8. Joshua Tree Lookout Tower

A beautiful cabin near a lookout tower
Photos via Airbnb, Joshua Tree Lookout Tower
LocationJoshua Tree National Park, California
Price (average)$69 USD
Guests4 guests
Beds & Baths1 bed, 1 bath

This beautiful cabin has a lookout tower right next to it. It’s located within the Joshua Tree National Park which is in the southeast of California. If you want to camp but really despise the idea of roughing it out in the elements, this would be awesome. This is great for those who want to explore the desert and come back to a comfy space with running water and electricity.

Learn more about this property through their Airbnb page.

9. Off-Grid Dome Home

A dome home in the desert
Photos via Airbnb, Off-Grid Dome Home
LocationTerlingua, Texas
Price (average)$98 USD
Guests3 guests
Beds & Baths1 bed, 1/2 bath

As the name suggests this is an off the grid adobe home. The toilet is an outside composting toilet and there are outdoor showers that use solar bags. Seems pretty rad, right? Additionally, you can lay on one of the hammocks to take in some of the views and/or you can opt to bring your own fire wood and make use of the fire-pit. Due to its isolating location it makes it a great spot to stargaze since it’s not obstructed by a bunch of city lights.

The price is a bit hefty, but it sure seems worth it. Not convinced? Keep reading about it here.

10. Vintage Caravan

Urban glamping done right
Photos via Airbnb, Vintage Caravan
LocationOakland, California
Price (average)$75 USD
Guests2 guests
Beds & Baths1 bed, 1 bath

If the Apple Blossom Cottage was suited for Shaggy & Scooby, this one would be perfect for Daphne! If not using a “normal” toilet and shower makes you uncomfortable this caravan has a toilet that flushes as well as a proper shower. Tiny, but proper nonetheless. There’s also hot water and heat that can further add to the comfort of this unique little home.

The owners even say in the description of the home that you can “play pretend camp while enjoying the comforts of home.”

11. Tipsy the Tiny House

A wooded dream out in Washington
Photos via Airbnb, Tipsy the Tiny House
LocationSeattle, Washington
Price (average)$79 USD
Guests3 guests
Beds & Baths1 bed, 1 bath

When I go to Seattle this has to be the place I stay. I mean, look at it! The pictures look like the dream cabin photos you’d see on Tumblr or Pinterest. There is plenty around this tiny home so you if being secluded isn’t your thing, this is perfect. Additionally, if you’re a Halloween aficionado as yours truly, you’ll love that in October they decorate for the holiday. They also provide an electrical fireplace and entertainment in the form of Netflix, Hulu and DVDs that you enjoy on their smart TV.

Read more about Tipsy on its official Airbnb listing page.

12. The Hobbit House

Live like a hobbit in the middle of a busy city
Photos via Airbnb, The Hobbit House
LocationLos Angeles, California
Price (average)$80 USD
Guests3 guests
Beds & Baths2 beds, 1 shared bath

If you want to live like a hobbit in the busy city of Los Angeles, I present to you: The Hobbit House. This quaint home has so much charm that it’s hard to believe that it’s in a prime location for tourists, both near Venice Beach and LAX. The house is made out of “mother earth” as the host puts it. Besides the outside garden and sun deck, there’s also a coffee station with complimentary coffee and tea, a microwave and a small fridge.

For more information on the Hobbit House, read about it here.

Thanks for Reading

I hope at least one of these Airbnb’s spoke to you. Again, if you’d like to get $40 off your first purchase of $75 of more, feel free to use my Referral Link. This post is not sponsored, the referral link simply helps me out.

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