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Stay creatively around the world



Stay creatively around the world

From repurposed water towers to artfully constructed shipping container homes, people around the world are living more creatively, moving away from traditional brick and mortar toward spaces that make use of their surroundings and blend into nature. Building a home in a non-traditional structure or location can seem like an unusual and painstaking task, but these gorgeous spaces prove that it's worth the effort, offering inspiration and relaxation in abundance. And thankfully for us, these interesting and beautiful abodes are available to book on Airbnb. Read on for your opportunity to stay creatively around the world.

1 Tropical Tree House – Fern Forest, Hawaii USA

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This treehouse is located in the lush green, and aptly named, Fern Forest in Hawaii, USA. Although it feels like it might be in the middle of nowhere, the treehouse is set just 50m off the street behind a windy jungle path. There are only about five full-time neighbours scattered throughout the neighbourhood, so don't expect to see a lot of people. Although if you do get lonely, you're only about 16km from Volcanoes National Park, where there are numerous opportunities for sightseeing and adventures.

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2 Cube House – Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Rotterdam might not be as famous as the capital of Amsterdam, but this Dutch city is just as charming. Just a few minutes' walk from the nearest train station as well as some of Rotterdam's city highlights, this interesting cube house is a standout. Spread across three floors, the house accommodates four people in two bedrooms, with a shared bathroom and fully equipped kitchen.

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3 Underground Hygge – Orondo, Washington, USA

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This inspired underground dwelling is nestled in the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge mountainside in Orondo, Washington, USA. Visions of Lord of the Rings' The Shire come to mind. Framed by its round doorway, the wondrous views will capture your imagination.

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4 Private Island – Hvaler, Norway

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This dreamy cottage is set on a 10 000m² private island in the adventurous archipelago of Hvaler, Norway – although the cabin itself is just 10m² in size. Off the grid, the cabin is solar powered with nothing more than a plug point for a smartphone and no access to running water. This is the sunniest part of Norway, so you may want to explore all the local islands and inlets using the boat that comes with the property.

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5 Mountain & Stars Yurt – Stanardsville, Virginia, USA

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Located 600m up in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, this 9m-diameter Blue Ridge Yurt Company yurt has everything you could ask for. It's suitable for a romantic getaway for two or an escape for friends and family up to six, with access to a shared seasonal saltwater swimming pool and year-round hot tub.

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6 Pirate's Life Houseboat – Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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This houseboat in South Carolina was completely gutted and lovingly renovated before being listed on Airbnb. As a result, the finishes are modern, making excellent use of the limited space. The boat is located in downtown Charleston on a private slip at Seabreeze Marina. It's perfect for those looking for peace and tranquillity with wonderful views of Charleston Harbour and the Ravenel Bridge.

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