Airbnb has shaken up the accommodation side of the travel biz. The popular peer-to-peer lodging website allows a community of people from around the world to offer up space in a spare room, apartment or whole house to travelers looking for a place to stay in the area. Often, these arrangements are cheaper, less touristy and more comfortable than a standard hotel room. More importantly, they impart a homey, personal, local flavor which can enhance one’s experience of a location. Make no mistake, Airbnb is not just for people looking for a cheap place to crash. There are some unique, quirky and lavish properties on the listings, the lodging just might be the highlight of the trip. Take a look at these 12 awesome Airbnb abodes on offer around the world. Fancy a few nights in an igloo, railway car, castle or dog house?
1. Sleep in a Windmill Near Amsterdam
What could be more Dutch than sleeping in an authentic 1874 windmill? The romantic three bedroom mill comfortable sleeps 6 for a memorable stay in the Netherlands’ countryside just outside of Amsterdam. Don’t forget to bring your clogs.