Sometimes the diversity of our planet simply astounds us, and that isn’t just confined to its landscapes or cultures.
As this selection of eight extraordinary properties around the world shows, you can holiday in places that are equally unusual and diverse!
Converted bridge houses now serve a new purpose in prime city centre spots, traditional stone houses and huts offer an authenticity unmatched in soul and spirit by hotels, whilst new avant-garde architect-designed homes and luxurious glamping retreats challenge the status quo in the modern world.
We heartily recommend getting out there and discovering some of these – you’re in for a fascinating ride!
Main image: Chena Huts, Sri Lanka