We've looked near and far to find the most interesting places you can rent from Airbnb in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas.

Airbnb is a relatively new business model and a great solution to renting other people's spaces for a short stint of time. That being said, sometimes there can be some really interesting or exotic Airbnb rentals worth noting -- from cottages and garden efficiencies to a one-bedroom YURT, to tree houses and sky-walks. Here are a few unique and interesting AirBnB rentals in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas!

Washington, D.C.

Garden Suite Efficiency This quaint backyard patio has an amazing way about it (check out all those plants!). Plus, this adorable studio apartment has everything you need, just steps away (like a sink, microwave, and refrigerator). For more information on "Garden Suite Efficiency," read more on the Airbnb site.


Charming Cottage -- Ellicott City Originally a blacksmith's shop built in 1855, it was converted to a lovely 1100-square-foot cottage with open, hand-axed beams and rustic decor. It also has a full kitchen, bath, bedroom loft, and a large great room with a wood stove. For more information on this "Charming Cottage," read its listing here.


YURT -- Stanardsville  While the majority of single-family houses may consist of brick-and-mortar, this Airbnb rental (a four-bedroom yurt with one bath) is made of wood frame and cloth and sits on the Cair Paravel Farmstead, a sustainable farm. Only 40 minutes from cities like Charlottesville and Harrisburg, this property could be a great education into the architecture of Central Asia, where this housing design has existed for three thousand years. For more information on what prospective "yurters" might experience at the Cair Paravel Farmstead, visit the AirBnB link.

Tree House and Sky-walk at White Lotus -- Stanardsville   If yurts or cabins are not your thing, then a treehouse and sky-walk may be a novel choice instead. Designed for two guests, this may be perfect for couples who like to relax and enjoy nature high  up in the treetops. For more information on what tree house lovers might experience, read more on the Airbnb site.

Which of Airbnb's listings in the DMV area do you think are unique or interesting? We'd love to hear about them! Feel free to leave a comment below.

All images courtesy of Airbnb.

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