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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 14 years' experience in the travel industry and 15 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 (Basic 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.

We can offer special reduced rates for multiple listings and agencies.

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



Basic Listing

Premier Listing

Bespoke listing (full page for Premier listings) with property-unique URL, compiled by our copywriters

Photo gallery with up to 7 pictures for Basic listings and up to 25 pictures for Premier listings

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


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


Donation to the Family Holiday Charity


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

Client Testimonials

'We have been working with Host Unusual since they started four years ago and are absolutely delighted with the service they offer. Both Alex and Dawn go above and beyond by being incredibly proactive and thoughtful. They ensure we are kept informed with industry news and often offer opportunities for additional promotion. They are a joy to work with, communication is excellent - by far our favourite listing site due to the genuine connection you feel when talking to them. Their website is very user friendly for both us as a site owner and the traveller looking to find somewhere amazing to stay. We have certainly seen an increase in traffic to our website which is a testament to their hard work behind the scenes. Thanks guys - a great team!'
Vicky Ritchens, The Orchard Retreat

'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. We've worked closely over the past year on Tried and Tested reviews, Host Writer and targeted competitions, as well as the general month to month account management. Its been really invaluable for the 2 properties I represent, and we really appreciate their dynamic ways of working and supporting us - on multiple occasions sharing our message of last minute availability on their social media for example. In what has been a tricky year for hospitality the hotels I represent have drawn some clear results from our partnership with Host Unusual. I would recommend Host Unusual to any accommodation provider here in the UK and overseas and I look forward to our continued working relationship in years to come.'
Carla Judge, CJ Hotel Consultancy | Beachcroft Beach Hut Suites and The Merry Harriers Shepherd's Huts

'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, from all at The Houseboat'
Megan Cameron, The Houseboat

'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  

'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


Host Unusual are delighted to support the Family Holiday Charity who help families get time away together, often for the first time ever. They're there for families' children who have never seen the sea, for teenagers who can't remember when they last saw their mum smile. For parents having to choose between a day out and a new pair of school shoes. For young carers, kinship carers, families facing illness, isolation, or bereavement. With every listing on Host Unusual, a donation goes directly towards giving families time to reconnect, to try new things, and to make happy memories together. You can read some of the family stories here.
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A hand-picked directory featuring the most unusual and exciting holiday accommodation in the UK and worldwide.

Host Unusual Limited
Registered office:
Space 282
282 Leigh Road

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