By Jack Williams
For those looking for a unique getaway, hospitality website Airbnb have given holidaymakers a helping hand – revealing to the public their Top 10 Most Wish Listed properties.
The most-sought-after homes listed on the site span from a palace in Morocco to a cottage in the rice fields of Bali, a selection that includes cheap deals and those offering high-end indulgence.
Across the site as a whole, the most desired location was not a huge mansion or a beach-front resort but somewhat of a bargain: a 62GBP (81USD) white stone cottage in Ostuni, Italy, famed locally for its seven-coned roof.
A close second was a cave home on a Greek cliff, which has stood for more than 250 years, and previously a wine cellar.
While many of these popular locations offer stunning backdrops, others have drawn interest for alternative perks.
A home an off-grid “ITHOUSE” in Yucca Vallery, California, for example, is known for its unplugged appeal and lack of WiFi.
The 10 homes were revealed as part of the company’s 10th anniversary, and, in total, they have been wish listed more than 850,000 times.
Across Airbnb, potential holidaymakers are offered a number of accommodation alternatives to the conventional hotel, including: more than 150 igloos, 2,100 treehouses, 180 igloos, 9,000 boats, and 758 caves.
In a statement, Airbnb said: “From the deserts of Morocco, to the rainforests of Colombia, there is something about these homes that inspire gut reactions from our guests.
“Could it be the magical view from a stone patio in Montenegro that makes them add the home to their wish list?
“How about a super-secluded Hawaiian fern forest for a setting, or a Colombian Superhost’s supreme cooking skills?”