Holidays are coming and here’s how you can rent architectural marvels to enhance your stay.
Did you know that you can spend a night at Dracula’s castle? If you’re up for the challenge, you could actually stay at this gloomy place and relive the thrill of one of the most famous novels of all time. This is one of the multiple benefits that come with the novelty of traveling nowadays. Accommodation has evolved in a very interesting and positive way, because now you can stay at a variety of places that are everything but your typical hotel experience.
From a complete stranger’s cozy home, to the most complex pieces of architecture, lodging has never been so fun. So, if you have a nomad heart, this new trend is the best way to meet mysterious places, and in a way, enhance the traveling experience itself. If by any chance you’re looking to improve your traveling game this year, this is the moment to do so. By choosing hosting spots from websites such as Airbnb, Roomorama, VRBO, and Homeaway, you’re giving yourself the chance to stay at a place that was actually meant to be lived in, and so experience a country from another perspective.
Unlike common hotels, these sites offer a truthful close-up to a piece of history. You get to actually feel the spirit of the place and of the people who have lived and created stories there. It is a more comprehensive experience than just getting stuck in a room that feels so detached that you just want to go back home.
If you're also looking for visual treats, you can do so without spending a lot of money. You can even improve your Instagram game and be captivated by architectural marvels in your next vacation. Here are some recommendations you can’t miss that are available for these holidays:
Big Idaho Potato Hotel
Yes, you can sleep inside a giant (fake) potato. It was built by Kristie Wolfe and now is available on Airbnb for you to rent. This tiny 97 square feet home was built out of sustainable materials and it is located in Boise, Idaho. Inside this unusual stay, you can find a queen size beed, a small bathroom, a kitchenette, a fireplace, and beautiful decoration.
Casa Tiny can be found near the surf town of Puerto Escondido, in Mexico’s Oaxacan coast. Built by Aranza de Ariño, this place is just a short walk from the sea. Ideal for a romantic retreat for two and isolated from all kinds of human contact, this beach house has its own kitchen, bathroom, and open mezzanine bedroom. Free yourself from the stress of the city and enjoy a weekend at this beautiful hideaway.
Castrum of Serravalle
If Dracula’s Castle was a little bit scary for you, don’t worry. There are more castles available all over the world. The Castello (Castrum) di Serravalle, located in Vittorio Veneto, Italy, is the ideal place that merges classic urbanism and mystery in one place. While the castle is beautiful itself, you're close to the town of Serravalle, a historical town that can be traced back to ancient Rome.
Lush Permaculture Farm Treehouse
If you’re up for the challenge, dare yourself to spend the night inside a tree. Very much like Tarzan, you can also have the ultimate nature experience inside this treehouse located in Miami, Florida. Here, you can feed the animals, partake in farm events, or even try sailing and kayaking, if you feel like it. Just be prepared for rainy days and mosquito bites!
The Nakagin Capsule Tower
A distinctive part of Tokyo's skyline, you can stay at these geometrical apartments that were ahead of their time. This particular building was designed as a futuristic treat right after World War II. As a matter of fact, it was meant to embody the ability to replicate and replace. Minimalistic but mesmerizing, the Capsule Tower is a must while visiting Japan.
Very much like these beautiful vacation spots, the world itself shelters hundreds of locations ready to be discovered and lived. So, upgrade your vacation experience and dare to visit these amazing architectural wonders.
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