Have you ever felt the urge to run away with the circus? Are you fascinated by micro homes? Or have you wondered what it feels like to sleep in a Mongolian yurt?
When it comes to planning a getaway, most of us pick a location first before choosing the accommodation: "Let's spend a weekend in Basel! Where shall we stay?"
We are going to turn this around and put the focus on the accommodation. Airbnb is a service that matches up travelers in need of a bed with hosts who have a space to spare. We have used this service in cities like Milan, New York and Tokyo, and we are tempted to use Airbnb in Switzerland, too.
I have bookmarked a bunch of Swiss Airbnb hosts who are thinking outside the box. The thing is that their rentals are pretty tough to find because the locations are not exactly prime. Or have you ever considered a getaway to Ganterschwil, St. Gallen?
Here are 18 of Switzerland’s most unique Airbnb rentals we are dying to stay at:
Time travel in this 1960's vintage trailer (Lake Lucerne)
Hop on a vintage trip in this yellow VW bus from 1978 (Zürich)
Live like a vagabond in this circus wagon (Appenzell Ausserrhoden)
Count sheep, cats and hens as your neighbors when you stay at the designer circus wagon "Rossö" (on a meadow near Zürich)
Or enjoy the (exterior) sauna that comes with this circus wagon (Thurgau)
Go micro at this pod house on a Swiss farm (St. Gallen)
Feel like a princess at this three story tower that comes with a pool (Neuchâtel)
Cozy up in this beautiful cottage in the Verzasca Valley (Ticino)
Feel Swiss at this tiny farmer's chalet in the middle of nature (Valais)
The house at the end of the street used to belong to the rail company (Bern)
Have a romantic night in a wine barrel (Jenins)
Check out this "deluxe" yurt for a party of four (St. Gallen)
This yurt is set on the small island Lützelau (Rapperswil)
Cuddle up in this bijou located right next to the ski lift (Grindelwald)
Go rustic in this cutesy Swiss cottage (Valais)
Or go luxury in this mansion by the lake (Sarnen)
While we're at it: This Lavaux mansion has an amazing deck (Montreux)
The most expensive night in Switzerland? It's possibly on this yacht on Lake Geneva, starting at CHF 3502 per night...
We never said they were cheap - just unique!
(All photographs copyright Airbnb)