Bored of your typical, generically furnished hotel room? Looking for an unconventional, slightly weird but totally awesome accommodation that won't burn a hole in your wallet? Don't fret, Airbnb has your back?
Here's 6 Airbnbs that'll definitely satisfy the hipster in you ? Oh, and the best part? They're all under USD160/night ?
1. Van Gogh’s Bedroom, Chicago, United States
The Art Institute of Chicago has teamed up with Airbnb to bring us this real life walk-in painting! The surroundings of the room are decorated in the same colour scheme and post-impressionist style that Van Gogh is known for. You’ll probably feel out of place, convinced that the hand of a giant curator will drag you out of the painting at any moment!
Interestingly enough, the room has been rented out as if the artist was the Airbnb host himself! Yes, “Vincent van Gogh” is the name of our host, and he has a justifiable reason for renting out the room at only USD10. "I need to buy paint," he explains.
And no, you won't have to suffer the brunt of using 2D amenities from 1888. Vincent promises that his bedroom comes with modern amenities like Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a gym!
USD 10/per night
River North, Chicago, Illinois, United States
2. Converted Magic School Bus, California, United StatesCredit: Airbnb
We all have that one friend who just can’t
seem to fall asleep on public transport no matter how sleepy he or she is. Well, now they can! Take them along, hop on the Magic School Bus, and be amazed at how homely and comfy its interior is!
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The bus is a perfect spot to watch the sunrise and sunset, and one of the great things about staying here is that you won’t be locked in class to miss the views.
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Though the bus is really just a bedroom, you’re invited to unwind at the owners' outdoor lounge, as well as cook in their vegetarian kitchen! Additional perks include fresh organic free range eggs and a breakfast of bagels in the comfort of your own private garden.
If you wish to stay consistent with the whole school bus thing and make your stay an educational one, you can set out on hiking excursions in the County area. There are also Kundalini yoga sessions on Thursday evenings at the nearby community centre.
USD 44/per night
Salinas, California, United States
3. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo, JapanCredit: Airbnb
This post-war architectural wonder was built by Kisho Kurokawa in 1972, with the mentality that residents were able to swap their apartments by popping old capsules out and inserting new ones. The plan never came to fruition, and repair work to fully restore the tower was thought to be too expensive.
Fans of minimalism will love this one! The capsules are monochrome on the inside (white and black with wooden floors) with space-saving, multi-functional pop-up amenities! The only gripe we have is that the water is cold here - residents have lived without hot water for the past five years due to ageing pipes.
Credit: @sachikootania on InstagramAccommodates:
USD 151/per night
Ginza, Tokyo-to, Japan
4. The Muffin Mansion, California, United StatesCredit: Airbnb
Once upon a time, this retro caravan was a cupcake food truck. Its new owners came along, saw its potential and breathed new life into it. Today, Katie Cupcake 2.0 has a spacious layout with a full bathroom and kitchen, so that you can play make-believe camp without the effort!
Speaking of fuss-free camping, the Muffin Mansion is located near a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station and is just 25 minutes away from San Francisco, where there's plenty of good halal nosh to chomp on!
P.S. Not sure what to do besides eat when you're out at the City by the Bay? Check out 5 experiences not to miss when you're in San Francisco!Credit: AirbnbCredit: @farrahpics on InstagramCredit: Airbnb
You will never feel cooped
up or alone in the garden. Say hello to the chickens, and if they start laying enough, you can even get fresh eggs to cook with in the full kitchen!
USD 61/per night
Oakland, California, United States
5. Inkijkmuseum, North Brabant, NetherlandsCredit: Airbnb
This listing was converted from containers that were part of a linen factory washhouse in 1884. Its name literally translates to ‘look-in museum’, so while it's a looker from the outside, its beauty exudes from within too!
Originally, the containers were designed for the public to view small exhibits from the outside. In this Airbnb rental, you’ll be surrounded by colourful paintings from artists all around the world. Time to spend a night in the museum!
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USD 58/per night
Eindhoven, North Brabant, Netherlands
6. The Open Book, Wigtown, United KingdomCredit: Airbnb
At the heart of Scotland’s National Book Town lies a holiday experience that will certainly be a good tale to tell your friends about! The area was set up by the non-profit Wigtown Festival Company to celebrate books, and here at The Open Book, you get to run a bookshop.
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“I pay to work all day, err day?” I hear the voices in my head, I mean, er, you, ask. Well, not quite. You hold the keys to the shop during your entire stay, and it's up to you to decide on how it's managed. Bicycles are provided by the hosts, so you have the luxury of closing shop to explore this quaint town of only 900 residents. You can even host your own impromptu reading events!
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Guests are encouraged to blog about their experience during their stay on The Open Book blog
. Each recorded experience is unique, and it’s wonderful to know that there’s much to do in this little town.
USD 37/per night
Info: AirbnbThe Open Book Blog
Wigtown, United Kingdom
No doubt, these 6 Airbnbs will bring about new experiences, plus your friends will envy you for staying at such cool locations? Where's the most hipster Airbnb or accommodation you've ever stayed at? Let us know in the comments below??