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As Britain grows ever-fonder of ‘staycations', 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.

Listing your unusual holiday accommodation on Host Unusual will enable you to connect with these individuals 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 13 years' experience in the travel industry and 14 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 June 2016 we have been featured by Condé Nast Traveller, The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, The MailOnline, Cosmopolitan, MTV and BBC Earth Magazine as well as numerous influential travel blogs and industry magazines.

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.

What we offer

Host Unusual offers two types of membership (Standard and Premier) for an annual fee. As we are an advertising platform and not an agency, we take no commission on bookings - all you pay is your annual membership fee.

Bespoke full page listings start from as little as £100 p/a and we can offer special reduced rates for multiple listings and agencies.

The features and benefits of each type of membership are presented below.

 

Features                  

Standard Listing

Premier Listing

Full-page detailed bespoke listing with property-unique URL, compiled by our copywriters

Photo gallery with up to 25 pictures

Unlimited, commission-free enquiries sent direct to your email address

Direct link to your property's website/booking page

Promotion via our social networks and email newsletter

Free photo-editing service for up to 5 photos

Integrated Google Maps location marker

A personal contact from our team and full admin support

 

Access to Premier Members area

 

Updateable availability calendar (optional)

 

Customer testimonials (optional)

 

Priority listing in up to three relevant categories

 

Special Offers/Late Availability Feature

 

Feature on relevant blog posts

 

Priority promotion in press articles

 

Ability to embed videos into your listing

 

Traffic and stats reports for page views and referrals

 

5% of listing fee donated to the Family Holiday Association

 

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!

Contact info

Alex Wilson
Tel: 01702 567928
Email: hello@hostunusual.com


Client Testimonials


'Alex and Dawn have been amazing. Since signing up with them only 3 months ago we've already a feature in the Guardian, a production company from Channel 4 featuring our property and a pretty much fully booked calendar.
I've been most impressed with the attentive and personal approach I've experienced since signing up; Alex emailed to check that we were initially receiving queries and messages and followed up any interesting media related enquiries. He is always personable and approachable.
The copy written about the chalet on the Host Unusual site was well pitched and they responded really well to the suggestions I had. We've had a couple of queries a day for availability and information.
I was recommended to approach Host Unusual, and I would in turn recommend others to use it too. We will definitely continue working with Alex and Dawn at HostUnusual in the future.'
Becky Goddard, 34 Monmouth Beach

'I was very excited when I received a request from Host Unusual to join their website to promote and encourage bookings for our new holiday let.
The website was so attractive, well designed and had exactly the right look to appeal to the people we wanted to attract to our holiday cabin. I would like to stay in most of the other places on the site so that speaks volumes.
The process was so easy in comparison to others we have been approached by, the guidance was great and I loved the final look of ours when it was finished.
Alex and Dawn have been very attentive, quick and clear in their requirements and responses plus the after care they provide (checking if an enquiry turned into a booking or following up with special offers or last minute availability) has been amazing.
They are obviously passionate and care about what they do and you feel like you are actually being looked after.'
Anna Howarth, TwentySix Anderby Creek


'Host Unusual have proven to be an absolute joy to work with, the team are knowledgeable, dedicated and have become a part of our marketing team which for me is a winning combination. From helping us to get the most out of our listing to creatively approaching co-branded opportunities with the Telegraph they step up to any challenge with a smile, since we began working with them they have become an integral part of our strategy to grow our business by promoting them directly to our target audience. Since working with them they have become one of our highest sources referring traffic. I cannot recommend them highly enough.'
Emily Nichols, West Lexham Treehouses and Glamping

'Tinywood Homes has only been registered with Host Unusual for a few months, and during this period we have experienced an unprecedented increase in bookings due directly to the dedication of the team at Host Unusual. The run up from October to Christmas is normally quiet for us... but we are the busiest we have ever been. Thank you to all at Host Unusual!'
Aidan Reeve, Tinywood Homes  


Host Unusual is proud to support a wonderful charity, the Family Holiday Association, by donating 5% of every listing fee to help provide seaside breaks to UK families struggling with issues such as disability, severe and sudden illness, bereavement, mental health issues and domestic violence. In many cases, this will be the first holiday these families have ever had, so you can be confident that listing your property with Host Unusual will also help to bring a little sunshine and happiness to those who really need it.
 
Company Info:

A hand-picked directory featuring the most unusual and exciting holiday accommodation in the UK.

Host Unusual Limited
Registered office:
Space 282
282 Leigh Road
Leigh-on-Sea
Essex
SS9 1BW

hello@hostunusual.com