Most insane Airbnbs around the world

Airbnb has transformed the way we travel, with more and more travellers choosing to book an Airbnb over a hotel. In fact, the revolutionary online accommodation marketplace has over 4 million listings - which add up to more than the top four international hotel chain brands combined. What’s more, the calibre of accommodation that’s become affordable thanks to Airbnb make it a favourite with travellers. If you shop around, you can bag yourself some pretty amazing deals in insane accommodation that you wouldn’t find elsewhere.

We’ve put together a list of the most unique, lusted-after and downright insane Airbnbs in the world.

1. A mushroom dome cabin in Aptos, California

This crazy accommodation has a geodesic dome loft that gives the structure its mushroom-like shape. It’s set within 10 acres of lush land that’s populated with hummingbirds, allowing guests to truly immerse themselves in nature when they stay here. Take a hike in the woods, pet the goats, spend a day at the beach or do a spot of star-gazing. This property has a compost toilet, so it’s super eco-friendly too.

A mushroom dome cabin in Aptos, California

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From 173 AUD per night

2. An RV in Tokyo, Japan

If you dream of taking to the open road in an RV camper van, you can enjoy a taste of RV life by booking this custom-built Japanese caravan in Tokyo. Outside the caravan, there’s a secluded deck with a handcrafted wooden lounge that serves as your own little oasis, away from the buzz of the city. You’ll also have a ready-made community on your doorstep - the RV is parked near an office that you’re free to use, plus a gallery with plenty of food vendors.

An RV in Tokyo, Japan

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From 148 AUD per night

3. A magical treehouse in Ubud, Bali

Trees grow freely through the floors of this unique luxury villa in Bali’s most popular area; Ubud. There’s a 40-square-foot bedroom on each of the two floors and floor-to-ceiling windows, plus two outdoor pool levels and sleek furnishings everywhere you look. Next to the main pool there’s an outdoor bathtub, which you can soak in after a day of sightseeing as you look out over the neighbouring rice field.

A magical treehouse in Ubud, Bali

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From 153 AUD per night

4. A secret treehouse in the Blue Mountains, Australia

Nestled within 600 acres of private wilderness in the Blue Mountains, this stunning treehouse property is perfect for romantic getaways. The accommodation has floor-to-ceiling windows offering surreal views of the deep Bowen's Creek Gorge and Blue Mountains rainforest. There’s even a telescope and a jacuzzi.

A secret treehouse in the Blue Mountains, Australia

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From 1,050 AUD per night

5. A cosy yurt with outdoor shower in Motueka Valley, New Zealand

This private retreat in an eco-village has an outdoor kitchen and provides stunning views of Motueka River valley and Tasman Bay beyond. The Airbnb embraces its natural surroundings with handcrafted wood furniture and a decidedly ‘off the grid’ feel. The domed ceiling of the yurt cocoons you in, keeping you cosy. There’s a wood burner inside and ample space on the outdoor decking, plus an outdoor bath and shower that will make you feel truly at one with nature.

A cosy yurt with outdoor shower in Motueka Valley

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From 73 AUD per night

6. A Jack Sparrow House in Cornwall, England

This topsy-turvy, fairy tale-like cottage near England’s southern seaside town, Cornwell, beckons you in through a teardrop shaped doorway. Climb a ladder to the mezzanine level at bedtime and lie in the double bed, looking out at the starlit sky through the window, also teardrop in shape. This is your own little cabin by the sea. Kids and adults alike will love this!

A Jack Sparrow House in Cornwall, England

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From 209 AUD per night

7. A hacienda in Joshua Tree, California USA

The Joshua Tree House markets itself as ‘a place for dreamers to reset, reflect, and create’, and troubles melt away when you step into this gorgeous space. Built in 1949, the property looks out over 100 Joshua trees, which look most spectacular at sunrise and are best viewed from the Airbnb’s hot tub. This really is a traveller’s oasis, complete with hanging wicker chairs.

A hacienda in Joshua Tree, California USA

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From 333 AUD per night

8. A bamboo house in Abiansemal, Bali

This all-bamboo house in a secluded area near the sacred Ayung River valley, Bali, has four floors, three double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a kitchen, lounge and dining space with fabulous views, a plunge pool, a work space on the top floor, and mind-blowing panoramas. Even the window blinds and roof are made from bamboo!

A bamboo house in Abiansemal, Bali

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From 431 AUD per night

9. A cosy palace in Marrakech, Morocco

Buried in the heart of the Medina, this traditional Moroccan house, also known as a riad, is decorated with intricate patterns and carvings, with a four-poster bed standing proud beneath a skylight. The cool patio is the perfect place to sip a Moroccan mint tea in the morning sun, and the carved-out bathtubs give the bathrooms a luxurious touch.

A cosy palace in Marrakech, Morocco

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From 72 AUD per night

10. A cave house in Oia, Santorini

Perched on a tumbling caldera overlooking the impossibly blue sea and surrounded by those iconic blue domes, this traditional cave house is all whitewashed walls and cavernous ceilings. It has a private 40-square-metre terrace with a jacuzzi and seating area for dining as the sun sets. This is how you do Santorini!

A cave house in Oia, Santorini

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From 196 AUD per night

11. A seashell house in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

This famous house is made up of two architectural cliffside ‘shells’ with a private pool, two king beds, a balcony kitchenette and BBQ. This is one of those houses that must be seen to be believed! A true architectural masterpiece, with decorative seashells inside the seashell shaped house.

A seashell house in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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From 401 AUD per night

Now the question is, which one would you most like to stay in? If you’re planning an adventure, you can pay for your accommodation with your credit card. With a 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard, you will benefit from no foreign transaction fees on purchases when travelling or booking in a foreign currency online, no currency conversion fees and you can take advantage of our complimentary concierge travel planning service.

Prices correct as at 13/04/2018.