Top 5 Airbnbs to add to your bucket list

Travelers these days want something a little different from their vacations. While big resorts and boutique hotels are still obviously popular, plenty of people look for something a little more authentic when they travel. Genuine experiences, local culture, and a chance to experience the reality of life in the destinations they visit.

Airbnb is the perfect option for this. For years the home-stay has been growing in popularity, and there are some truly amazing places to stay around the world that combine magical locations and stunning design with a more homely, real-life feel. These are five of the most extraordinary Airbnbs around the world that are worth traveling for.

Nolla Cabin, Helsinki, Finland

How do you feel about living in a wooden triangle on your own private island, pursuing the goal of a zero-carbon, zero-waste lifestyle? The Nolla Cabin is an ecological wonder, an example of exceptional Finnish design, and a taste of a different, simpler way of living. Bathe in the sea, cook using renewable diesel, and cast off the distractions of the modern world.

Casa com Vista, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Casa com Vista, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Perched high above the trees overlooking a beach just outside Sau Paulo, this house constructed entirely from wood and glass offers one of the most stunning views you will ever wake up to. Surrounded by forest, you can experience peace and tranquility, and it is only a 300-meter walk to the beach if you fancy a day of sun-worship on the sand. The house’s stunning design means that there are exceptional views from almost every room and angle, making this a truly picturesque Airbnb experience.

Geodesic Dome, Valparaiso, Chile

Geodesic Dome in Valparaiso, Chile is an Airbnb bucket list

A night under the stars in Chile’s La Campana Biosphere Reserve is a truly unique experience, a once-in-a-lifetime vacation only made more perfect by making your bedroom a geodesic dome! Surrounded by pristine forest and orchards of lemon, avocado, apple, olive, and almond trees, this is a stunning, surprising, and genuinely out-of-this-world stay.

Classic Royal Mile Apartment, Edinburgh, UK

Classic Scotch elegance awaits at this luxurious, sophisticated apartment on Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile. The house is filled with oak-paneled rooms, antique furniture, and works of art on every wall, making this a genuinely upper-class way to enjoy the joys of Scotland’s capital city. Curl up with a book and a glass of wine in a hidden nook, or just revel in the glamor of how the other half live!

Historic Townhouse, Boston, USA

Boston row home airbnb

If you are heading off on a cruise ship from Boston, why not get a taste for real life in the city first with a few days at this gorgeous historic townhouse. Tucked away behind Faneuil Hall right in the heart of the town, the house was once the workshop of famed furniture makers John and Jane Seymour. A tasteful renovation has turned it into a beautiful spot right in the thick of things, all exposed brick and wooden beams, and makes an excellent base for exploring Boston.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.