With picture perfect places around the world, Airbnb, the online house and flat sharing platform, allows people to take over people’s homes and experience something a little more authentic while travelling. It’s quickly grown to become one of the most popular accommodation sites in recent years – basically it’s become everyone’s go-to travel platform. Beyond nice looking spaces with well-designed furniture, however, there are also those that take it to the next level by building bespoke and just all-around unique homes in incredibly green and natural spaces. They’re much harder to find on the site mind you, but some research and proper digging will lead you to these super green, and unique homes. From geysers to forests to deserts, we’ve rounded up our five favourite green Airbnb’s on the Floom wish list.
Mushroom Dome Cabin
£81 per night
This super cosy geometric dome of a loft isn’t just one of the greenest Airbnb’s, it also has the distinct honour of being the most booked home in the site’s history – no easy feat, surely. Situated not far from San Francisco this mushroom domed house is nestled amongst the Redwood forest. It’s a modest and humble retreat whose biggest attraction is its seamless integration into its iconic—and gorgeous—natural setting. The house found its success during Airbnb’s early days as a start-up, so this mushroom cabin is often cited as one of the company’s biggest rental successes. Surrounded by oak and Madrone trees and next to a Redwood grove, this house isn’t just a sure thing in terms of natural landscapes, but is a piece of Airbnb history.
Solar powered modernism in Joshua Tree
Pioneertown, California, USA
£269 per night