We're Obsessed: 10 'Mudhouse' Airbnbs You Must Follow On Instagram
For a down-to-earth escape.
If you’ve ever been bitten by the travel bug, you probably find yourself compulsively scrolling travel accounts and bloggers on Instagram. And who can blame you? Whether you’re nodding off to sleep, or taking a break from the computer screen (in exchange for another screen) there’s no telling when the travel fantasies will start to hit.
One travel trend that has recently caught the attention of many would-be adventurers is the humble mudhouse. These gorgeous homes are made from simple, sustainable materials and have been built by cultures around the world for thousands of years. Today, the humble mudhouse is having its moment. With endless stylistic flexibility, a uniquely cosy feel and eco-friendly construction, it’s easy to see why! Here are ten beautiful mudhouse Airbnbs that are perfect to follow on Instagram for intermittent doses of wonder.
The Sonoran Desert in the US Southwest is one of the most breathtaking places in the country. Every year, millions of sight-seers and enthusiastic hikers flock to Arizona to glimpse the unique wildlife and walk among the iconic cacti of the region. This gorgeous adobe house set in the heart of Tucson is the ideal home base for a visit to this magical region.
There’s nothing like the pure magic of a night under the stars, and this humble dome-shaped mudhouse in Big Bend National Park proves it. Completely off the grid and far from the polluting lights of civilisation, this sci-fi-style cabin offers complete desert serenity and natural beauty to those adventurous enough to go off the beaten path.
Built more in the ‘Earthship’ style, this immaculate underground home in Montana is no conventional experience. With unadulterated views of the surrounding mountains and pines, this cosy underground retreat feels worlds away from everywhere. The smooth walls and organic curves of the interior make the hideaway feel like a glamorous cave home, while its incredible tree-trunk shower is something straight out of a fantasy film.
Almost blending into the desert scenery, this gorgeous collection of adobe-style homes in Joshua Tree is absolutely enchanting. This segmented, two-bedroom stay combines the rustic and the new-age, with modern fixtures, appliances and a clever interior layout, all under the ancient adobe material. Built to withstand the desert heat and stay cool despite the harsh climate, this uniquely beautiful mudhouse is definitely worth a visit.
When it comes to the adobe style of ‘mudhouse’ homes, New Mexico could be considered the world capital. The state’s abundance of lived-in adobe homes, buildings and even the UNESCO site of Taos Pueblo, make it the perfect region to scout for a gorgeous spot to spend a holiday. This adobe casita is colourful, cosy and set in the vibrant arts scene of Santa Fe.
Adobe homes aren’t just desert dwellings. In Mexico, the deep history of pre-colonial adobe construction still coexists alongside the colonial Spanish architectural tradition. And this sprawling adobe villa in the mountain city of Taxco de Alarcón is the perfect example. With its intricate colonial fixtures and luxurious poolside courtyard, this Mexican summer stay is definitely worth keeping an eye on.
If you’re the type who loves to be immersed in nature, a stay at this incredible Indian mudhouse should be on your bucket list. Set in the forested mountains of Kerala, it’s the kind of place you’d escape to if you need to recharge your batteries and reconnect with yourself. This humble but luxurious set of mudhouses also includes outdoor showers, and who doesn't love that?
This beautifully decorated adobe home in the high desert of Taos, New Mexico, is a masterclass in tradition and luxury. With a clever curation of furniture and bi-colour walls, Casa de Nada looks both carefully designed and as easygoing as the name suggests. Best of all, this lovely adobe home is still growing, so keep an eye out for new decor and exciting renovations in the coming months.
Even coastal Victoria has caught on with the mudhouse trend! This adobe brick eco-stay in Mallacoota offers magnificent harbour views, along with complete immersion in the tranquil coastal forest. While the interior is an eclectic but complementary mix of modern and rustic, outside the house is equally diverse, with an abundance of native birds, marsupials and lizards to say g’day to.
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