We've seen some pretty unique listings on Airbnb in the past. For an admission price of $12, you could have a slumber party in an Ikea showroom. For $85 you could stay in the trunk of a car, for $5,000 you could rent out the home of a professional football player while he plays in the Super Bowl, and let's not forget about plenty of places to stay in Cuba.
But there's something different about this Airbnb listing, and that's what makes it the site's most popular destination ever.
It's a tiny Mushroom Dome Cabin owned by Michael and Kitty Mrache, just outside of San Francisco, in Aptos, California, and the listing says "you'll feel like you're in a tree house in the woods."
The five-star rated listing accommodates three people, has one bedroom (but there are two beds), a gorgeous dome so you can look to the sky all day and night, and there's also a fantastic patio complete with a grill and the most fantastic views of the forest.
Guests can enjoy hiking, travel 10 minutes to the beach, dirt bike in the nearby Nisene Marks State Park, or guests can check out the Permaculture farm, which has goats, chickens and dogs.
And, my favorite part of the listing, will force you to unplug and turn off your gadgets for your stay - maybe.
Some cell phones don't work here, but since we have free wifi in the cabin, if your phone works with a wifi network, you are good to call. You can sometimes get Verizon service on the swinging seat by the driveway.
There's also DVDs you can watch (no scary movies), but no cable TV.
The listing also talks about the great variety of hummingbirds that hangout in the area in their garden. And better yet, most nights, you can see lots of stars at night - the perfect thing to enjoy in a dome.
Dogs are allowed, but the house rules indicate they aren't allowed in the loft and must be on a leash when outside so the cats and goats don't get upset. Other rules include no drinking wine on the bed, no wild parties, take short showers on account of the California drought, and other common sense rules such as clean up after yourself.
Here's a few photos from the listing:
Not bad for $110 per night, plus a cleaning fee.
But there's one problem if you want to stay here. The listing is the most popular out of the 2 million plus listings on Airbnb, so getting a reservation has to be done months in advance. Last year, there were only three nights the cabin wasn't occupied.
But, there's a second Airbnb listing by the family called The Hummingbird Hangout for those who can't get into the Mushroom Dome Cabin. The Hummingbird Hangout is a little less woodsy - it's a 1-bedroom apartment right around the corner from the cabin, and it a little bit cheaper at $90 per night.