Here Are The Most Unique Airbnb Listings Under $50 in Every State

Airbnb is a great source for finding unique places to stay on a budget. Penny Hoarder recently found these Airbnb listings for under $100. But what if even $100 is beyond your budget? Well, Airbnb offers plenty of places to crash for less than $50 a night—and the lower price tag usually means the uniqueness factor actually increases. Read on for the most unique places to stay on a budget in every state and you’ll see what I mean…

1. Alabama

Where: Roberts Retreat, Town Creek

$25 per night

This place looks like Lincoln Logs come to life. And you can play with the owner’s chainsaw.

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2. Alaska

Where: Glacier House Tree House, Fairbanks


A treehouse with no heating. In Alaska. Good luck.

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3. Arizona

Where: Cozy “Ghost Town” Miner Cabin, Tombstone


This is a “1900s authentic ghost town miner cabin.” You even have access to an old-timey jail.

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4. Arkansas

Where: Private Primitive Camping, Eureka Springs


This one comes with an air mattress and hammock set up, but you can also have the owner set up your tent/campsite for you before you arrive. Looks gorgeous. And you can be naked—”No one will see you or judge you.”

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5. California

Where: Sleep tight in the ENO Hammock!, Bakersfield


It’s a hammock hung outside the couple’s home. You can also sleep with their cat.

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6. Colorado

Where: Spend a night in John Denver’s tipi tent, Hesperus


If you’re a fan of John Denver, stay in his tipi that he used for 10 days. The views look gorgeous, and “you can hear him singing ‘Rocky Mountain High.'”

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7. Connecticut

Where: Single room in quiet setting, Coventry


It’s an old farmhouse. You enter through a converted silo!

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8. Delaware

Where: Typical House, Lewes


You have access to a pool AND hot tub. That’s unique, right?

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9. Florida

Where: PINK Cracker House, Dunnellon


Stay in a pink house. We’re not quite sure what the “cracker” refers to.

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10. Georgia

Where: Auto Shop Office in former school, Chickamauga


Stay in an old desegregated school that’s been converted into an auto shop. “Lots of garage smells. Bathroom is across the cold and cluttered garage.”

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11. Hawaii

Where: Single Hammock in a Shared Coed Outdoor Dormitory, Pepeekio


Not only do you sleep in a hammock, you’re living with other cool people. And there are no walls, so you experience this thing called fresh air.

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Honorable Mention: This Bali hut looks pretty cool, and Hawaii is very unique, so this was a tough decision.

12. Idaho

Where: “Junipers Rest” Tent Cabin, Lava Hot Springs


It says it’s a cabin. But really, it’s a tent that’s built like a cabin.

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13. Illinois

Where: Hanukkah House, Morris


Someone put up their gingerbread house for rent on Airbnb. “Not for diabetic tenants, height restriction of under 3 inches tall.”

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For real though: Sleep on an air mattress inside a 1927 castle. “There is no moat to cross at this castle!”

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14. Indiana

Where: Cocoon: Your Nest Add On, Evansville


Feel like a beautiful butterfly when you emerge after sleeping in this cocoon. It hangs from a beam and can carry 350 pounds.

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15. Iowa

Where: 1896 Gabriel Mansion, Des Moines


Stay at one of the oldest buildings in the state’s capitol. The owner is an opera singer.

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16. Kansas

Where: The Light Center Barn, Baldwin City


This one is part of a larger organization, but you still can stay inside a barn.

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17. Kentucky

Where: Extreme Eno camping from 100 feet!, Crofton


You can bring up to 10 people and sleep from a hammock 100 feet above ground. It looks like a water tower. “Highest altitude in the entire county.”

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18. Louisiana

Where: Charming Ditch, Lake Charles


They put a mattress in the middle of the ditch. They even have books there for a library. Best. Listing. Ever.

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19. Maine

Where: Haunting Mansion on Hill, Maine, Guilford


Stay in this mansion, part of the National Historic Registry, but you should know: “Wild parties and other exuberant displays are frowned upon, unless the owners are invited.” They sound like fun!

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20. Maryland

Where: Camp DC Metro in ’73 Scotty Trailer, Lake Shore


You can use their trailer within 50 miles of their location—and its name is Henrietta.

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21. Massachusetts

Where: The Milkroom Country Retreat, Ashfield


It’s a nice little retreat, with a milkroom and a cozy little cabin for you to stay in.

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22. Michigan

Where: Colorful Tipi on Organic Farm, Columbiaville


It’s a tipi! And it’s colorful. Just be careful with the fire. Yes, a fire pit inside a tipi.

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23. Minnesota

Where: Wooded Town home, lower level with screened porch, Excelsior


Yes, it’s a home, but it’s located in the middle of nowhere. Sounds like an awesome retreat to me.

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24. Mississippi

Where: Unique Geodestic Dome on Bayou, Ocean Springs


You get one private room inside this “dome-home.” Pretty neat.

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25. Missouri

Where: Worlds only Flying Bed, Kansas City


The bed is hung from chains, and it looks like it’s flying like Aladdin’s carpet. Bonus: “You can hike down to the river and bathe in nature.”

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Where: FAMOUS Home of Hammping, Park Hills


You know those cocoons in Avatar? You are sleeping like that, but in a tent strung between two trees.

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26. Montana

Where: 1986 Volkswagon Vanagon

Missoula, MT


This van is big enough to sleep five people. And “the seat folds out into a full sized bed.”

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Honorable Mention: Bridgertipi, Bozeman


Again, I’m a sucker for a tipi.

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27. Nebraska

Where: Delightful Dundee Blanket Fort Room, Omaha


Relive your childhood and stay in a room with a blanket fort. (The two skeleton pillows scare me a little, though.)

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28. Nevada

Where: Container Cabin, Black Rock Desert


Ever wondered what it’s like to stay inside a shipping container? Yeah, me neither.

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29. New Hampshire

Where: Rabbit Haus at Bardo Farm, Croydon


1) You sleep in a barn. 2) There’s a hammock. 3) There are rabbits everywhere!

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Honorable Mention: Tiny home style trailer, Chatham


It’s an ambulance body on a trailer.

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30. New Jersey

Where: Charming Pre-Revolutionary War House, Barnegat Township


Sure, it’s a normal house. But it was built in 1767.

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31. New Mexico

Where: Schoolbus, Madrid


First, you’re in the middle of nowhere. Second, you’ll stay inside a 1946 school bus. And the views don’t hurt.

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32. New York

Where: Pool float!, Poughkeepsie


“If you like this posting we will get along swimmingly.” Great! (Side note: you don’t have to sleep in the pool float. It’s more of a pit stop, but still.)

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33. North Carolina

Where: Sleep in a Barn!!, Albemarle


You have access to their indoor plumbing. But your bed is literally on the barn floor, with a rocking chair and doormat and everything.

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Honorable Mentions: One man from Wilmington, NC, has two unique listings. One is “Tarzan’s Roost,” a tree house without a roof. The other is an RV set in a truck bed.

34. North Dakota

Where: Camper to lay your head in nature, Cummings


Not your ordinary camper. It used to be a horse trailer. And yes, the poop has been scooped.

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35. Ohio

Where: Bottle Kiln, Zanesville


It’s a B&B, but there’s an outdoor pottery kiln that looks like a bottle.

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36. Oklahoma

Where: Scenic one room Schoolhouse, Geary


Whoops, it’s not under $50. But still, it’s a one-room school house with a chalkboard.

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37. Oregon

Where: Tipi Phoenix, Medford


Yes, another tipi, but one that looks like a lotus flower or an oversized pumpkin with a circus top.


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38. Pennsylvania

Where: Oil tank cabin, Sugar Grove


There’s a fire pit outside, but the real fire is inside. Stay in an old repurposed oil tank that’s been turned into a cabin. Oh, and, “If you bring illegal drugs you will be scalped. No questions asked.”

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39. Rhode Island

Where: Backyard Glamping, South Kingstown


Update your camping style by staying in this backyard retreat.

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40. South Carolina

Where: Earthy, memorable, modern camping experience…, Charleston


I still have no idea how you get to the suspended tent, but that looks like quite the adventure. Just make sure you don’t have the fire pit underneath the tent.

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41. South Dakota

Where: The Shipping Container Cabin on Two Track Trail, Dewey


This tent-like cabin is made from an old shipping container. As for cell service, You cannot “Hear Me Now!”

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42. Tennessee

Where: Male Nudist B&B, Memphis


The description alone makes this one unique. “There is a hot tub/jacuzzi in the private backyard, but no clothing allowed in the hot tub.” The owner offers further assurance: “The temperature in my home is warm … so why not?”

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43. Texas

Where: Tin Valley Retro Rentals “Cozy Cactus”, Terlingua


This one’s a retro RV with cacti painted on the side. The inside looks great, and the views of the desert are spectacular.

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Honorable Mention: This tiny house with a wrap-around porch.

44. Utah

Where: Tent plus Bed, Oljato-Monument Valley


You get a tent. And a bed. Along with a tour of the local sacred sites. “You can totally ignore the hosts if you want to.”

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Honorable Mention: This yurt looks pretty cool.

45. Vermont

Where: Spend a night in a Vermont barn!, Goshen


There’s a basketball hoop and ping pong table on the second level. So you know where I’ll be…

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Honorable Mention: You can paddle your own canoe and pick plums near this yurt.

46. Virginia

Where: Suspended Tree House Tent, Tent Hammock, Tree Tent, Nokesville


Here’s another suspended tent, so high above the ground, a small child can walk under it. It’s also near a lake.

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Honorable Mention: This vintage RV has “The Juice Box” written on the side of it.

47. Washington

Where: Florence is a vintage 69 bus, Maple Falls


It comes with a wood stove inside. And its name is Florence.

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Honorable Mention: This would have been the best in Washington, but the bus is not named Florence.

48. West Virginia

Where: Brewstel – Brew Shop & Hostel, Elkins


Yeah, it’s a hostel. But there’s a bar downstairs. And it’s cheaper if you bring more than six people. So, perfect for parties!

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49. Wisconsin

Where: Little Round Cabin on the Pine, Richland Center


This yurt-like cabin sits along the Pine River, where you can canoe or kayak for days.

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50. Wyoming

Where: Road Warriors Welcome at the Tower, Devils Tower


Stay in the same style of tipi as General Custer did. Not his exact tipi, but it’s still pretty cool. You’re also close to Devils Tower National Monument.

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