The 10 Most Wish-Listed Airbnbs in the US Are Full of Unique Design Ideas

Most of us are craving a vacation at this point, and whether you're located in the northern or southern hemisphere, the mid seasons are a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather. And if you're looking for a more unique stay, opting for an airbnb is a great way to go. 

According to Airbnb, travellers are seeking out one-of-a-kind experiences by planning their trips around a variety of unique stays. They recently rounded up their top 10 most wish-listed rentals for guests in the United States which range from rustic retreats and immersive abodes with panoramic views, to architectural wonders and modern marvels. 

If you're looking to book a unique and memorable stay or you simply want some interesting design ideas to steal back home, take a look at these 10 coveted Airbnbs

10 Most Wish-Listed Airbnb Rentals in The United States

1. Zion EcoCabin: Zion A-Frame

If you're looking to reconnect with nature, but you want to be more comfortable than your average camping set up, this glamping experience is the way to go. The timber A-Frame cabin boasts uninterrupted, sweeping vistas of the Zion Mountains which you can wake up to each morning from the comfort of your bed or enjoy while sitting on the deck with a cheeseboard and glass of wine in hand. 

2. The Swing House

Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, this warehouse-style home is the realisation of a 30+ year dream, and its design was informed by the central 30 foot swing and its arch. The spacious interior boasts an industrial-chic aesthetic with its exposed beams and bricks, lofty ceiling, and raw materials. Art lovers will appreciate the walls which are lined with an interesting array of artworks made with materials sourced during the renovation. 

3. Naturalist Boudoir

Surrounded by the lush greenery of Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas, this wonderfully private oasis is an ideal spot to recharge amongst nature. The timber cabin is cosy inside but features plenty of windows to allow light in and to let you feel at one with nature. There's an outdoor shower and a hot tub for those who want the full relaxation experience. 

4. Cliff Dweller

Not for the faint hearted, this daring treehouse is bolted to a cliff-line in the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. Those seeking an adventure and some solitude will love this airbnb which is accessed via several hundred suspended stairs. This elevated stay offers wonderful views and a rustic yet comfortable aesthetic. 

 

5. Architectural Wonder in the Woods

If you're intrigued by interesting architecture, this geometric masterpiece by Stephen Holl architects is one to add to your itinerary. Located in The Hudson Valley and sitting on 30 preserved acres, this eco-friendly retreat is surrounded by luscious greenery, offering a quiet place to relax and unwind. The plywood interiors bring a Scandi warmth to the interior and the uniquely shaped windows offer delightful vignettes to admire the peaceful view while enjoying a cup of tea with a good book.

6. Creekside Hideaway

Nestled in the foothills of the Elkhorn Mountains, this rustic retreat boasts cosy vibes aplenty. Children and adults alike will adore this home's playful features which include a shower which you enter via a tree trunk, a secret door to a hidden private bedroom, and built-in sleeping nooks. 

7. Unique 'Earthouse' Retreat

It may give off major apocalypse bunker vibes, but it seems like many of us can't help but think that might not be the worst option at the moment. And while it is be rammed in the earth, this modern concrete home is surprisingly flooded with natural light thanks to expansive windows. The luxurious abode is well appointed and features spacious interiors and an outdoor firepit to enjoy throughout the seasons.

8. Charming Wood-roof Simple Survival Earthship

Earthship is a style of architecture developed in the late 20th century to early 21st century by architect Michael Reynolds. As far as unique stays goes, this hillside hideaway in the desert of Taos, New Mexico has to be right up there with its dystopian look. This quirky design features a sage green facade and the home will let you experience off-grid living but with the amenities of modern-life, thanks to solar panels and a cistern. 

9. Hobbit Cottage

It may not be the real deal, but this delightful cottage is for those who love a bit of magic and adventure, and of course, those who love the Lord of The Rings saga. Located near Bryce Canyon, Brian Head and Zion National Park, Kannarraville Falls, this custom built house is nestled in a quaint garden and will offer a peaceful stay for guests. 

10. Kettle House Galveston

One for the unique Airbnb aficionados to tick of their list, this 1960's home was originally built as a steel storage tank. Now it stands as a weird yet wonderful rental home that was re-imagined on home DIY show "Big Texas Fix". 

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