Unusual places to stay holidays

It's no coincidence that unusual places to stay holidays, such as tree houses, yurts and houseboats, appeal to the child within. They are like playhouses. The sorts of places we dreamed of as children. And so few of us have time to play any more - except on holiday. Most interestingly, however, from a responsible tourism perspective, unusual accommodation is often created by people who are committed to sustainable builds and living.

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Transylvania holiday accommodation

Transylvania holiday accommodation

Stay at a Count's guesthouse
From €100 to €174 per person per night
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Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal

Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal

Eco-friendly B&B, in Sintra Natural Park near lovely beaches
From €90 to €120 per room per night
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Tobago beach accommodation

Tobago beach accommodation

17 beautiful accommodations in unique eco resort
From £107 to £371 per accommodation per night
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Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain

Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain

Unique Cave Houses in the Andalusian mountains
From £400 to £700 per week
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Devon eco lodge accommodation, England

Devon eco lodge accommodation, England

Quirky eco lodges, 1 with Hot Tub, on a Devon nature reserve
From £205 to £810 per accommodation per week
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Free 2hr family activity with Aug weeks in smaller lodges (sleep 4). Choose from pole lathe session, pond dipping, woodfired pizza making. Plus free nature walk, bikes boats. 100% renewable power. Quote Responsible Travel when booking direct.
Kerala houseboat holiday, India

Kerala houseboat holiday, India

Set yourself afloat along the quiet Keralan backwaters on a one-bed crewed houseboat
From £1,575 10 days inc UK flights
Tailor made
Inner Hebrides self catering boat in Scotland

Inner Hebrides self catering boat in Scotland

Quirky self catering accommodation on Scotland's west coast
From £204 to £396 per accommodation per night
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Rural accommodation in Croatia, Vineyard Cottage

Rural accommodation in Croatia, Vineyard Cottage

Unique stone eco cottage in vineyards of Dubrovnik Malvasija
From €59 to €99 per accommodation per night
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Luxury yurt accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Luxury yurt accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Stunning off-grid eco yurt - Wifi & by the beach/restaurants
From €155 to €285 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
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Sri Lanka eco lodge accommodation

Sri Lanka eco lodge accommodation

Authentic Ecolodge, Private Wilderness Property in a Forest
From US $119 to US $132 per person per night
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Cochin homestay accommodation, India

Cochin homestay accommodation, India

Lakeside B&B near to Fort Cochin
From Rupee4,000 to Rupee5,000 per room per night
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Unusual rural accommodation in Sardinia

Unusual rural accommodation in Sardinia

The first organic and eco-sustainable village in Sardinia
From €140 to €320 per accommodation per night
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Cornwall converted railway carriage, England

Cornwall converted railway carriage, England

Step back in time in our 1950's carriage
From £395 to £1,250 per accommodation per week
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Unusual accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Unusual accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

360Ί sea/mountain views, cozy studio cottage, couples/family
From €150 to €350 per couple per night
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Dordogne self catering cabin sleeping 4

Dordogne self catering cabin sleeping 4

Off-grid, off-beat self catering cabin
From €675 to €945 per week (sleeps 2-4)
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Cornwall railway carriage self catering, England

Cornwall railway carriage self catering, England

Two beautiful Victorian railway carriages in Cornwall
From £395 to £825 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
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Malaysia rainforest bungalows near Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia rainforest bungalows near Kuala Lumpur

A small orchard resort on the edge of the rainforest
From MYR400 to MYR1,100 per accommodation per night
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Luxury yurt pod accommodation in Lanzarote

Luxury yurt pod accommodation in Lanzarote

Luxury Royale Super Yurt, pool & near beach
From €300 to €700 per accommodation per night (sleeps 4-6)
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Cuban casa holiday

Cuban casa holiday

Go local in Cuba staying in friendly family B&Bs throughout
From £1,195 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way
East Sussex cabin B&B, South Downs, England

East Sussex cabin B&B, South Downs, England

Unusual B&B near Lewes, South Downs for plant-based diets
From £65 to £90 per couple per night
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Lighthouse accommodation near Dubrovnik

Lighthouse accommodation near Dubrovnik

Croatia Villa Holiday in converted Lighthouse near Dubrovnik
From €550 to €800 per accommodation per night
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Cave house in Granada, Spain

Cave house in Granada, Spain

Cave house and culture in the Andalucian Geopark
From €245 per person per week
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Finland wilderness cabin and activities holiday

Finland wilderness cabin and activities holiday

Pure, unique, unspoilt nature in Eastern Finland
From €1,800 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Lapland winter holiday, glass igloos and Northern Lights

Lapland winter holiday, glass igloos and Northern Lights

Indulge in gourmet food, boutique stays & lakeside retreats
From £2,547 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip is tailor made with departures from December to March
Northern Lights holiday, glass igloo stay

Northern Lights holiday, glass igloo stay

Arctic Reindeer Herder Experience with Glass Igloo stay
From £3,871 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip is tailor made with departures from December to March
Arctic treehouse winter short break

Arctic treehouse winter short break

A tailor made Lappish winter adventure
From £1,495 4 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Lapland holidays with glass igloo stay & Northern Lights

Lapland holidays with glass igloo stay & Northern Lights

Discover Finland in Winter holiday
From €1,620 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 25 Nov
Helsinki & log cabin short break in Finland

Helsinki & log cabin short break in Finland

Magical lakeside log cabin with two summer days in Helsinki
From €1,100 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: Can be booked between 15th - 31st May and 1st - 15th September
North Devon ecolodge, England

North Devon ecolodge, England

Uniquely quirky Devon eco lodge with hot tub & great views
From £501 to £1,100 per week (sleeps 8)
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Lanzarote yurt accommodation, Canary Islands

Lanzarote yurt accommodation, Canary Islands

Stunning Glamping holiday Luxury Yurts/Pod, close to beach.
From €210 to €800 per accommodation per night
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