5 Most Incredible Buildings (That You Can Actually Stay In)

Think Airbnb accommodation is all about premium prices and “cosy” sizes – think again. Within their database of unique properties are some stunning options that can transform any mini-break or extended stay.

They may look too good to be true but we assure you these top five are all real, ready and waiting for you. Get to it!

Seashell House: Isla Mujeres, Mexico

An animated crab once sang that life is better “under the sea” but you don’t have to go to such extreme lengths to find out with the Seashell House.

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Located in Isla Mujeres, Mexico, the eccentric home is kitted out with seashell designs inside and out. Entertain your fantasy of being a mermaid and soak up impressive views for £151 per night.

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Dairsie Castle: Fife, Scotland

Sleep like a king with a stay in this historic castle found in Fife. With bricks that date back as far as the 12th Century, it’s definitely a blast from the past.

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Lavishly decorated and able to accommodate 13 people it’s ideal for larger clans and makes the £600 per night charge far more feasible once shared out.

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Railway Carriage: Aberporth, Wales

Giving a whole new definition to “railway sleeper” this converted carriage is comfortable, cosy and most definitely quirky.

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Look out on dolphin-friendly waves from secluded comfort and shout “all aboard” for only £49 per night.

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Cubehouse: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Modern, magical and a little mad – the Cubehouse in Rotterdam is a bizarre creation that offers a truly unique alternative to city-centre accommodation.

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Just as intriguing from the inside, book a stay for £95 per night and enjoy living in your very own kaleidoscope of light, shapes and colours.

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Elqui Domos Astronomical Hotel: Paiguano, Chile

Truly out of this world, these observation pods offer uninterrupted views of the night sky and one of only a few astronomical hotels in the world.

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Escape the pollution of big cities and see the stars like you’ve never seen them before – without a telescope and from your bed. Book for just £127 per night.

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Sleep soundly from any corner of the globe

With accommodation in 34,000 cities worldwide, a unique trip is guaranteed with Airbnb no matter what corner of the globe you’re visiting.
From igloos to treehouses, astronomical hotel pods to castles, take a look at their full listings on www.airbnb.co.uk today and find the next venue to rock your world.

*All images taken from Airbnb; prices true at time of writing