7 Must-Stay Green Getaways on Airbnb

If you're looking for an eco-friendly escape on AirBnB, do yourself a favor and book one of these.

Airbnb continues to change the traveling game for the better, catering to our needs in more innovative ways all the time. When it comes to cozy and creative eco-friendly dwellings, the options keep growing every year.

With so many forward-thinking listings out there, we’re here to simplify your search. Here are some of the most uniquely special green homes in existence, created with your environmentally-conscious comfort in mind.

The Roost Treehouse, Greensboro, NC

living room in eco-friendly treehouse

Have you ever wanted to stay in a treehouse smack-dab in the middle of a city? Now you can. Comfortable, creative, and eco-friendly, The Roost Treehouse is toxin-free, foam-free, constructed with local & sustainable materials, and glowing with LED lights all around.

Made from only local or repurposed products (including cork siding), a group of friends spent about five months building this 400-square-foot tree home. No sustainable detail was left out. For instance, the stain on the 100-year-old reclaimed kitchen cabinets is a beautiful concoction made from vinegar, coffee, and steel wool.

Modern Beach Container Home, Carolina Beach, NC

outside view of blue container house

The Modern Beach Container Home is an affordable, eco-friendly abode for beach lovers. Located near sparkling sands about 15 miles south of Wilmington, North Carolina, the old shipping container turned home sits in the middle of a once small beach town that’s slowly been losing more of its trees to big developments.

The owners built this container home as a way to fight back, preserving the nearby vegetation and becoming an example of small space living at its finest. Best of all, you’ll just be two blocks away from the ocean.

Kudos to North Carolina for having two of the best eco-friendly homes in the nation!

Off-Grid itHouse, Pioneertown, CA

outside of eco home in desert

In need of an eco-friendly desert escape in the Wild West? You may want to book the funky and earth-friendly Off-Grid itHouse. Featuring solar panels, sliding doors made from Solarban 60 Glass, and fresh-pressed juice delivery, this secluded oasis boasts both natural resources and modern technology.

When you wake up in the warm orange sunrise of California’s high desert, you’ll feel at one with the wilderness in the most luxurious way possible. This extra-special off-the-grid spot has been featured in Dwell, the Los Angeles Times, and Sunset Magazine to name a few.

The Cozy Cottage At Grateful Meadows, Westpoint, VA

micro cottage in woods with fall leaves

The Cozy Cottage At Grateful Meadows is nestled on a nonprofit farm animal sanctuary. You’ll spot rescued donkeys, goats, and sheep all wandering around the forest. This tiny eco-wonder also comes with a surprising amount of perks, including access to a hot tub, a private bathroom, a projector TV, kitchenette, billiards table, darts, and more.

Each morning, a vegan breakfast will be provided to all guests. While you don’t have to be vegan to stay here, no non-vegan food is permitted on the property.

Dreamy Tropical Tree House, Fern Forest, HI

tropical treehouse in lush forest

For those who want an environmentally conscious, yet incredibly romantic getaway, this one will exceed your eco-expectations. The Dreamy Tropical Tree House features solar power, rainwater catchment, natural lighting, a cork shower, and it’s entirely made of bamboo.

Not many things beat staying in a secluded jungle on Hawaii’s big island. This sought-after treehouse was built 15 feet high in the lush trees of the Fern Forest. From the breathtaking sights to the lively jungle sounds, you’re in for an unforgettable stay that keeps on giving. Each night you sleep in this green Airbnb, a donation is made via Cool Earth to protect trees in Papua New Guinea. You’ll be a part of saving 3.5 tonnes of CO2 every night.

The Buffalo House, Kansas City, KS

living room in Kansas City eco home with views of woods

If you’re planning a trip to Kansas, City, Kansas, consider this one a must-stay. This “luxury, eco-friendly, urban, Walkable, KC Getaway” aka the Buffalo House is modern, chic, and an easy walk to all the hustle and bustle of the city.

Located in Kansas City’s Rosedale neighborhood, the Buffalo House was built by Studio 804. On top of its popularity, it’s a LEED Platinum-certified home. You’ll have two private bedrooms, a loft, two full bathrooms, WiFi, TVs, a driveway, and an outdoor space with a fire pit, and a grassy backyard all to yourself.

The Mushroom Dome, Aptos, CA

outside view of mushroom dome in forest

The Mushroom Dome Cabin might be the most famous green getaway on the list. Since 2009, this super-host hotspot has garnered the most reservations of any AirBnB listing in the world, present company included. This entirely eco-cabin near a Redwood Grove is tucked away in the gorgeous hills of Aptos and it’s a true one-of-a-kind stay.

Surrounded by hummingbirds in the day and serenaded by crickets at night, there’s no way you won’t feel at one with nature here. From the solar lighting to the compost toilet, everything in this small, but two-story Mushroom Dome was constructed with sustainability in mind. If you’re lucky, the nearby owners may even bring you fresh goat’s milk in the morning.

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