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A recent survey has revealed that 64% of holidaymakers enjoy staying somewhere more unusual than a traditional B&B or hotel, such as a glamping site, treehouse or log cabin. Here at Host Unusual we wholeheartedly agree, and this is reflected in the extraordinary diversity of the properties and locations we represent all around the world!

Listing your unusual holiday accommodation on Host Unusual will enable you to connect with these adventurous travellers directly, via our modern, exciting new website and multiple marketing channels.



Who we are

Host Unusual is a holiday accommodation directory designed to promote your unusual accommodation to individuals searching for a holiday or short break with a difference.

Collectively, our small, dedicated team has over 19 years’ experience in the travel industry and 20 years’ experience of running successful independent businesses. Our talented professional copywriters have produced content for major travel industry companies and high-profile organisations, as well as for small local businesses.

Since our launch in 2016, we have been featured by Condé Nast Traveller, The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, The National Geographic, Cosmopolitan, MTV and Stylist Magazine, as well as numerous influential travel blogs and industry magazines. We have also become a trusted source for TV researchers and have worked with many production companies to secure unique and unusual locations for filming.

Host Unusual’s unique, inspiring approach, coupled with strong branding and a true passion for holidaying ‘out of the ordinary’, allows us to find new and innovative ways to help you target your property to those who will find it as exciting as we do.

Ready to host?

Alex Wilson
Tel: 01702 567928
Email: [email protected]

If you would like to list your unique holiday accommodation with Host Unusual, or have any questions please get in touch- we’d love to hear from you!

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Listing Types

At Host Unusual we like to keep things simple, so both of our listing options are billed in one annual fee, with no commission or hidden charges.

We offer two levels of promotion on Host Unusual, Basic and Premier. You can view the inclusions of each listing type here.  Please feel free to contact us for full details, including costs.

Basic Listing
  • Bespoke listing with property-unique URL, compiled by our copywriters
  • Photo gallery with up to 7 pictures
  • Direct link to your property’s website/booking page
  • Integrated Google Maps location marker

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Premier Listing
  • Bespoke full page listing with property-unique URL, compiled by our copywriters
  • Photo gallery with up to 25 pictures
  • Direct link to your property’s website/booking page
  • Integrated Google Maps location marker
  • Unlimited, commission-free enquiries sent direct to your email address
  • Promotion via our social networks and email newsletter
  • A personal contact from our team and full admin support
  • Access to Premier Members area
  • Updateable availability calendar with iCal capability
  • Guest testimonials
  • Priority listing in all relevant categories
  • Special Offers/Late Availability Feature
  • Feature on relevant blog posts
  • Priority promotion in press articles (view our press page here)
  • Option to display an embedded video on your listing page
  • Traffic and stats reports for page views, enquiries and referrals
  • Donation to charities and climate projects

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Client Testimonials

I can say with great certainty we have had bookings in the last 6 months directly because of Host Unusual (as well as the press you secured) which just makes me smile every time I think about it. Well done! I had been trying to find listing sites to advertise with as direct booking is a pretty hard business model to follow, but each time I filled in the initial form all I got back was an email asking for payment details or which package I want to go for - money, money, money! Nothing about what the company can do for me.. I know you guys are truly different in every respect and it stands out a mile; it's a really human and personal connection you have there and that's why I'm only using Host Unusual!

Siobhan Williams, HOF Hut

Devon, UK

January : -
'Sometimes you come across companies that blow your mind and Host Unusual do exactly that. Alex and Dawn are brimming with enthusiasm and knowledge. They have really helped us meet some wonderful people. I strongly urge you all to take a peek at their incredible list of properties and drop them a line to say hi!! Thanks guys!
The Water Shed Grand Design holiday house in Chichester West Sussex

Megan Cameron, The Water Shed

Dorset, UK

June : -
'Working with Host Unusual has been nothing but productive and joyous in equal measure. Both Dawn and Alex are passionate about travel and experiences and supporting their properties gain new customers through their impressive network. Its been really invaluable for the 2 properties I represent, and we really appreciate their dynamic ways of working and supporting us. I would recommend Host Unusual to any accommodation provider.'

Carla Judge, Beachcroft Beach Hut Suites

Sussex, UK

January : -
'Thank you to the team at Host Unusual for their work, for their speed of response and their professionalism. I work with many referral sites but this one remains my preferred one because they try hard to find us other communication channels, and this is their core strength. Thanks again.'

Julie Giovansili, Attrap'Rêves

Côte d'Azur, France

November : -
'I absolutely love working with Host Unusual. I rest in confidence that my property listing is in good hands – my analytics show me visitors to my website from HU are the most engaged and stay longest, I get sent a breakdown of statistics to show me listing views and click throughs, guests coming from HU site are a pleasure to host and above all – the HU Team are fantastic. It is refreshing and hugely appreciated to be able to work with a small dedicated team who know me and Llanthony Castaway well. And double whammy bonus – Host Unusual has a wonderful company ethos supporting environment and community. Amazing.'

Bryony Gittins, Llanthony Castaway

Monmouthshire, Wales

January : -

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