If you enjoy looking at unique Airbnb listings, this is for you. From quirky treehouses to off-the-grid earth homes, there are so many unique spaces to consider when making travel plans for the spring and summer. Lucky for us, many of the most wish-listed stays on Airbnb are located in Canada, which means you don’t have to go far when planning your next getaway.
For slower, eco-friendly travel options that are open throughout the year, check out these minimally designed earth homes.
Here are the most wish-listed earth homes in Canada on Airbnb.
Believe it or not, this charming retreat was hand-sculpted using sustainable, natural materials local to Vancouver Island. And as one visitor commented, you can “sleep to the sound of frogs” and “wake up to the songs of birds.” Sounds like a fairytale to us!
The Mayne Island home unsurprisingly takes the title for Canada’s Most Wish-listed Unique Stay—if you want to book your staycation, you’ll have to try and snag a spot for next year before they’re all booked.
Where: Mayne Island, BC
Tolkien fans and mountain lovers take note! This hobbit-themed earth home is the perfect backcountry destination. There’s plenty of privacy if you just want to hang out and play board games or cozy up by the hearth, or you can venture out for some serious hiking.
For a completely unplugged experience, look no further than this cozy Osoyoos hobbit hole.
Where: Kootenay Boundary, BC
Whether you’re looking to book a romantic getaway or a solo adventure, this scenic earth home and farm is one for the books. With close proximity to the village, restaurants, and beaches, you won’t run out of things to do at the Mandala Cob. Beautiful valley views, acres of forest, and cows and sheep to meet – the perfect recipe for a quiet staycation!
Where: Mayne Island, BC
For a more off-the-grid experience, consider staying at this charming ecological cottage nestled in Orford, Quebec. The rustic campsite it’s situated on offers beautiful views and lush forest to explore. The space itself is warm and comfortable, with a bedroom on the mezzanine.
Note that there are non-functional showers from mid-October to mid-May, and drinking water is provided in 4-litre and 18-litre bottles.
Where: Orford, Quebec
Situated in the village of Nominingue, Quebec, this cozy lakeside yurt is a charming stay no matter how you slice it. Great for couples and families with children, the space feels like a treehouse, complete with access to
dog sledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, canoeing, swimming, fishing, and cycling.
Where: Nominingue, Quebec
This Calgary cabin is the epitome of rustic comfort. With a peaceful, off-the-grid location, the cabin offers guests the opportunity to unwind under the stars, and wander the beautiful 40-acre property. Fresh farm eggs are available for an extra seven bucks, and running water is available from May to October.
Where: Calgary, Alberta
Nestled in the woods of Prince Edward Island, this massive sustainable home is fully off-the-grid, featuring a wall of south-facing windows, a green roof, and studio loft. The perfect stay no matter the time of year, surrounded by gorgeous nature and wildlife while still located near Cavendish.
Where: Hope River, Prince Edward Island
And that’s a wrap on some stunning Canadian earth homes to check out the next time you’re planning a getaway.