After more than a year of working from home, we could all use a change of scenery. So as summer rolls around, it’s fun to think outside the box when planning your next vacation.
Airbnb offers guests the opportunity to stay in some truly original homes in stunning locations. With more and more Airbnb hosts making sustainability a top priority, you can enjoy a one-of-a-kind vacation while caring for our environment.
Here are five of our favorite Airbnbs from across the country to help inspire your next vacation.
Warren, Vermont - Spacious, Smart Home Running on Solar Power
With high ceilings and large windows facing all around, this unique house acts as a perfect observation point for the stunning Vermont wilderness. The house is built with one bedroom on each floor, meaning everyone can enjoy their surroundings in peace and privacy.
Entirely solar-powered, this home is a celebration of nature — outdoors and indoors. An indoor garden acts as the living room, purifying the air throughout the house and helping you to enjoy the perfect night’s sleep.
Westcliffe, Colorado - Modern Farmhouse Cabins at Base of the Mountains
You can feel at one with nature in this stunning wooden farmhouse — classic western on the outside, modern and luxurious on the inside. The vast Colorado landscape surrounding this farmhouse offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Drift off to sleep beneath the mountains and the stars, enjoying all the benefits of fresh Colorado air. To complete the effect, horses roam freely around the property, making a stay here feel like a truly timeless Rocky Mountain experience.
Atlanta, Georgia - Eco Friendly Modern Shipping Containers
It can be hard to stay eco-conscious when you’re traveling on a budget, making this micro-housing complex in Atlanta, Georgia, a true gem. This space is green through-and-through, an oasis of nature and wildlife in the middle of a bustling city.
The hosts go to great lengths to ensure your stay is environmentally friendly, with a complete absence of artificially scented and colored candles, plug-ins, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, cleaning and beauty products.
Complete the perfect night’s sleep away from harmful chemicals with an organic Naturepedic pillow. Enjoy the highest level of comfort and support without having to worry about what materials make up your pillow’s design.
The Recycled House is a remarkably unique structure located in Charlottesville's beautiful North Downtown neighborhood. What is it that sets this property apart from any other listing on Airbnb? (Hint: The clue is in the name.)
The Recycled House is constructed primarily from recycled and upcycled materials. It took over six years to collect the materials to build this home, and this commitment to sustainability has paid off with a stunning and spacious home that is as good for the environment as it is for its guests.
Aptos, California - Peaceful Treehouse with Ocean View
We all deserve a little bit of luxury in our lives, and luxury is exactly what you get with this one-of-a-kind treehouse getaway. Elevated above a luscious, forested valley, this home boasts views all the way to the Pacific coastline.
Built from natural materials and designed with impeccable taste, this treetop home radiates calmness. Kick back in the bright and airy bedrooms, or enjoy a power nap from the comfort of a hammock on the outdoor deck — it won’t take long for all your worries to drift away in the warm California air.