Whether it’s a farmhouse, yurt, or tiny home, new research from Airbnb has revealed Aussies are craving unique getaways, and even if they can't travel at the moment planning for that next trip is definitely underway.
Specifically, unique home searches have nearly doubled (up 94 percent) since the start of the pandemic, with one third of Australia’s 100 most wish-listed listings on Airbnb being considered unique stays (including a tram and a treehouse).
In the first three months of 2021, searches by Aussies for yurts increased by 80 percent (compared to the last three months of 2020). Demand for tiny homes increased by 76 percent, while interest in farm stays is also booming with searches up by 66 percent.
If you need some inspiration for your next getaway here are the most wishlisted unique Airbnb stays in Australia:
The Pod, Lewisham, TAS
If you like the idea of sitting on a custom couch with sweeping views out to the Southern Ocean, the Tailored Pod is for you. The home was described by Grand Designs Australia TV host Peter Madison as a 'love letter to Tasmania.'
Alkira Eco-Glamping Hut, Emerald, VIC
Alkira is located on a stunning 40-acre property in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. As you look out of your straw-bale Yurt, you can see both the distant Warburton Ranges. This secluded piece of paradise is only an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD.
Apple Orchard Farm Stay, Blackheath, NSW
Stay in luxury and style while soaking up your own private blue mountains escarpment views. Explore the Orchard and our secret lookout. Wonder through the apple trees, meet the chickens or just sit and enjoy the cozy fire place with a glass of wine.
Little Red Barn, Doonan, QLD
The home features a soaring vaulted wooden ceiling creating a feeling of space with a heated concrete water tank swimming pool outside.
Ryan’s Rest Tiny House, Pemberton, WA
Your off-grid, purpose handcrafted, Tiny House is very well equipped, making it an experience far removed from camping. There is also an outdoor patio area with gas hooded barbecue and a fire pit
The Cube, Murray River, SA
This modern concept Floating Eco Pod is designed as a stylish getaway for two people right on the Murray River.
Bruny Island Hideaway, Bruny Island, TAS
This Tiny House is simple and minimalistic, it is green and sustainable, and is so wild that you feel a million miles away from civilisation.
Retro Tram and Cottage, Lauriston, VIC
Camp Kulning is a one-acre property located in the Macedon Ranges, which backs onto the Lauriston forest. Sadly a severe storm that swept through Victoria caused a tree to fall through and destroy the tram. Though it isn't taking any bookings at the moment, you can follow the tram's restoration journey on Instagram @campkulning and definitely put it on your list for future getaways.
Treehouse, Blue Mountains, NSW
Fancy staying amongst 600 acres of private wilderness in the Blue Mountains in a treehouse? This secluded accommodation offers just that for a back-to-nature experience in style, nestled between 2x National Parks & World Heritage listed rain-forest.
Clouds Safari, Beechmont, QLD
Clouds Safari is situated in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Located within a 5 minute drive the world renowned "Heart shape waterfall" also known as Killarney Glen. It has 180 degree views of Springbrook mountain and Numinbah valley.
Check local travel restrictions before heading off on any trip. Guests are reminded that they can view their Host’s cancellation policy prior to booking. And with the flexible cancellation policy search filter, guests search for listings that offer free cancellation until 24 hours before check-in, avoiding any strict cancellation policy listings from their search results entirely.
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