This week, Airbnb released their list of the world's most desirable properties selected from their roster of almost two million listings in over 190 countries. Surprisingly, the list proved that less is more as some of the site's most unexpected, smaller options made their way to the top of renters' wish lists over the more-expected villas and estates. From treehouses to igloos, lighthouses to yurts, these are the rental site's most popular properties.
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OFF-GRID ITHOUSE: PIONEERTOWN, CA This mid-century modern two bedroom ranch house accommodates four people for only US$380/night. More information here.
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SECLUDED INTOWN TREEHOUSE: ATLANTA, GA This quaint treehouse for two is currently the site’s most requested property. More information here.
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BALIAN TREEHOUSE: SELEMADEG BARAT, INDONESIA Nicknamed The Mushroom Villa, this treehouse with a private pool is only three minutes walk from the nearest beach. More information here.
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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN GETAWAY: TOPANGA CANYON, CA The laid back town of Topanga Canyon is home to this themed retreat that accommodates two. More information here.
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AROMANTICA TREEHOUSE: ALESSANDRIA, ITALY Treehouses have proven to be the most desired rental of the year, and this romantic one in San Salvatore Monferrato has views of it’s blooming surroundings that go on for acres. More information here.
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CASA CARACOL: ISLA MUJERES, MEXICO The well-known seashell house has a private pool for the four guests it accommodates in its two bedrooms. More information here.
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UNIQUE COB COTTAGE: MAYNE ISLAND, CANADA This British Columbia cottage was hand-sculpted from local, sustainable materials and sits on an acreage of orchards complete with roaming sheep. More information here.
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CASABARTHEL: FLORENCE, ITALY Only twenty minutes from the Duomo museum and an hour's drive from the Siena, this petite treehouse comes complete with nearby olive trees, tennis court and a private small swimming pool. More information here.
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BRAND NEW MINI LOFT, ROME, ITALY This mini loft comes with a jaw-dropping price tag, starting at US$41/night. More information here.
Source: Harpers BAZAAR