2018 stands to be a big year for Airbnb. The vacation rental marketplace will celebrate its 10-year anniversary, and all signs point to it continuing its skyward trajectory.
But before we jump ahead to the year to come, Airbnb is taking a trip down memory lane with a look at the most popular listings of 2017. As part of its annual report, the company mapped out the most wish-listed rentals by country – and with more than four million rentals spanning 190 nations, combing through the candidates must have been a formidable task.
Regular readers may already be familiar with the listing that took the coveted top spot. The number one most sought-after property on Airbnb this year is a treehouse we’ve featured twice before, a stunning property in Atlanta, Georgia that regularly features in articles and Instagram feeds. Should it be booked out (and it probably will be), treehouses in Indonesia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, the Bahamas, and the Philippines also made the list.
Not cut out for tree life? No worries, there are still plenty of unusual digs to add to your wish list. Try a traditional yurt in Kyrgyzstan or Germany, a lighthouse in Croatia, private islands in Norway and Belize, castles in England and Ireland, a cave house in Greece, or a double-decker school bus in Kenya.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from looking at these incredible spaces, it’s that your dream getaway is guaranteed to be out there somewhere. You’ll find a few of our favourites above for your fantasising consideration, and can review the entire list of the world’s most desirable Airbnbs here.