It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No – it’s a hotel? If you’ve ever thought about a unique vacation experience, now is your chance. Get ready to explore some of the world’s wackiest hotels and vacation rentals. From sleeping in a jet plane to a windmill, the mind-blowing hotels are some of the most unique in the world.
Jumbo Hostel | Stockholm, Sweden
Welcome aboard to the world’s first Boeing 747 hostel. Created from a retired airplane brand, this upmarket hostel is only a 10-minute walk to Stockholm Airport. Featuring 25 rooms, each room contains either two or three beds, flat screen TV and linens. Stay clean in your cockpit bathroom and explore Wi-Fi everywhere in the hostel.
Giraffe Manor | Nairobi, Kenya
Ever wanted to get up and close with the wild? Now you can at historical Giraffe Manor. Dating back since the 1930’s, explore the beauty of Africa while getting up close and personal with a herd of 8 resident giraffes. The 140 acre sanctuary is a preservation site to save the precious giraffe species. Eat breakfast or wine-n-dine with your favorite giraffe. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Mushroom Dome Cabin | Santa Cruz County California
No forest experience is complete without a mushroom. Rated number one on airbnb.com, this mushroom dome cabin is located in the city of Aptos. Situated in a Redwood Grove and shaded by Oak trees, explore the spacious shroom from the living room to the bedroom. Bring your camera as the Anna Hummingbirds visit year round.
Boot ‘n’ Breakfast | Tasman, New Zealand
For your next B&B stay, eat, drink and sleep in das boot. The lush and fertile six acre property welcomes sun worshippers and courtyard barbeques. But for those who like to snuggle indoors, meander in your curved wall and ceiling boot to find the mini-bar or the inviting couch.
Discovery Houseboat | Kerala, India
Located in the picturesque waters of South India, Discovery Boat used to port rice and other objects to Arab and European countries. After a long journey, the boat is now a full-service apartment style hotel. Luxurious inside, escape outside as your visualize this sanctuary of peace amidst nature’s finest plant life.
Dog Bark Park Inn |Cottonwood, Idaho
Obsessed with dogs? If so, why not sleep in one? This Dog meets human B&B features lavish sheets and delicious muffins without the dog hair. There is no television, so bring a book to read or search for Idaho potatoes outdoors. To kill sometime, visit the Dog Bark Park to view the whimsical puppy artwork.
ElquiDomos Astro Lodge | Chile
Seven geodesic dome tents are situated on platforms on the way up to the Andes. With virtually no light pollution, explore the galaxy from the comfort of your dome. The detachable roof allows guests to stargaze from dusk til dawn. Astronomy tours available. For those wanting to experience cosmic energy, schedule a reiki, tarot or meditation session.
Elizabeth is a fitness professional, workshop presenter and freelance writer. She is an active traveler who treks the globe looking for interesting stories to write and places to photograph. Her most significant travel achievements include living and volunteering in Australia twice and studied yoga in India.