The world is well and truly your oyster in 2018 with Host Unusual, as we start to showcase some of the most incredible places to stay not just in the UK, but across all corners of the globe! We have been overwhelmed with the sheer variety of unique accommodation we have found during our research and we are proud to introduce the first of these to you.
We start with a slice of antipodean inspiration in the form of a unique bubble dome set in a stargazer’s heaven and overlooking a simply breathtaking canyon. Next we have an elevated crane cabin in Holland that you can even rotate yourself, spanning a full 360 degrees to take in different panoramas! Finally we retreat to sun-soaked Andalucia with a magical yurt hideaway set in an orange grove, backed by mountains and green forests. Sounds like total bliss to us!
Australia is undoubtedly a land of vast and diverse terrains and iconic scenery, and is known for some of the best stargazing possible. What better way to appreciate these natural wonders than from inside your very own bubble tent? Take in the outstanding views of the second biggest canyon in the world at Capertee Valley by day, and at night, marvel open-mouthed at the beauty of the cosmos as you fall asleep under a blanket of stars. The interior of your cocoon from the world is just as dazzling, with comfortable queen-size beds, an iPad with spotify playlists pre-loaded, binoculars, telescope, kitchen essentials, a fully furnished deck with a day bed that is perfect for lounging, and that all important fire pit for al fresco enjoyment as the sun sets. So plan your escape into nature and retreat to your bubble!
Holiday accommodation has never reached such dizzy heights as Harbour Crane, a 360 degree rotating hideaway in the historic Harlingen region of the Netherlands. The shipyard crane started its life in 1967 and stands 17 metres above the pier. Until 1996 the steel edifice unloaded timber freight, but it now boasts stylish Charles Eames chairs, an inviting sleeping area with double bed and striking contemporary decor. A small staircase leads you to the former operation hub ‘cabin’ of the crane, from where you can rotate your temporary home to take in the various viewpoints. There is even a rooftop patio for al fresco breakfasts with a view. And if you’re wondering how exactly you get inside this imaginative bolthole, you’ll have to click through to the full description to find out more!
The hills of Andalucia’s Rio Genal Valley do not just offer a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Bermeja mountain range, they are also home to one of Spain’s best kept holiday secrets – the delightful Cloud House Farm. This yurt hideaway is nothing short of idyllic; a place where you wake to the sounds of nature and birds, views of green forests and glorious Spanish sunshine. There are two yurts available to book, both big enough for families and with wooden floors, real double beds, potted palms and soft furnishings. Each comes with its own unique setting – one in a woodland space with valley views, and the other set within an orange grove, so you can pick your own fresh oranges! You’ll have your own private outdoor kitchen so you can rustle up some tapas al fresco, and that’s before we’ve started on the river pools, wildlife and mountains on your beautiful doorstep.