10 Of The Weirdest And Coolest Sharing-Economy Rentals To Stay In Europe
1. A Fairy Tale Cottage in Cornwall
This Cornwall cottage, seemingly designed by Pixar studios, looks like a fairytale in pure heaven. Everything is curved, fluid and as whimsical as a place can be. This charming accommodation will treat you to some impressive views of this gorgeous little corner of England. It also looks like the sort of place where you'll have beautiful dreams. Visitors here won't bother setting an alarm clock because the birds will let you know when the morning's arrived.
2. A Puglia Trullo
The Trullo, an iconic sight in Puglia, is a traditional dry stone hut with a conical roof. Trulli were generally built as temporary storehouses and field shelters or as permanent dwellings by small proprietors or agricultural labourers. While most trulli are houses of locals, many have been converted into excellent holiday homes with pools, and you can stay here for at least a few days.
3. A Bus in Stockholm
This cosy, clean and fun forest accommodation is renovated from an old bus. It has two rooms and can accommodate four people to sleep. Inside the bus, there is also a chill our area with sofas made from bus seats. However, the most wonderful part is the open terrace on the roof with a grill, a couch and a dining area. This bus accommodation is for vegetarians only, but people who are glad to go temporarily veggie can also enjoy the pleasure of staying here.
4. A Mongolian Yurt in Saxony
Sometimes we simply have no time to go all the way to Yurts in Mongolia, in that case the Mongolian Yurt in Saxony, Germany is no doubt an ideal choice. The Ger is made of all natural materials like wood, felt and linen. Inside the authentic accommodation, you'll find various furniture which reflect that of the nomads in the central-Asian steppes. Outside the Ger, you can enjoy a nice view of a public open air pool and the surrounding apple and plum trees.
5. A Castle in Siena, for Pete's Sake...
Nestled in the countryside of Siena under the Tuscan sun, there is a gorgeous castle. As an economy renter, you can only get a room in the castle, not the whole castle. But you can enjoy its grounds, swimming pool and a buffet breakfast every day with loads of local cured meats, ricotta and pecorino cheese, breads tarts and pastries.
6. A Fancy Tree House Near Paris
If you want to sleep a little closer to the stars with fields and forest surrounding yourself, then head to this posh tree house in the grounds of a castle in Vernou la Celle sur Seine. As there's no electricity, prepare candles for a romantic stay. Breakfast is delivered in a basket tied to a rope. Pull up your food and enjoy a happy day.
7. A Cube House in Rotterdam
The cube houses in Rotterdam, about half an hour from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport are so, so cool. Designed by architect Piet Blom, they are constructed atop a pedestrian bridge in the city. You can stay in one of them and enjoy the top floor "chill room" with its 360_views.
8. A Tower in Hvar Croatia
This tower built in 1761 as a windmill has two beds and four floors. It won't hurt that you pretend you're Rapunzel. It's more charming than pictures can capture, so many renters just straight up refuse to leave it. And I wonder whether the owners of this rental have to physically remove people from the rental constantly.
9. A Geodesic Dome in Andalucia
This exceptionally cosy little orb-shape room located in the glorious Andalusian countryside is a wonderful choice for both people who are on a budget and people who aren't. It's like the idea of an adventure in a secluded pod surrounded by nature, complete with hammocks and the odd donkey-intruder.
10. A Plane in the Loire
Have you ever slept in a plane? At the campsite in the Haut Village, it's possible to sleep in a real plane transformed rental. The plane is well equipped with toilet, shower, kitchen, a double bed and a bed for the kids in the cockpit. It also features a lovely terrace for having breakfast in the sunshine.