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“Nature getaway” is a common entry on many travelers’ wishlists, but getting a true, off-the-grid nature experience is easier said than done. Even hotels and Airbnbs that are rurally located may share lots and roads with other properties, thereby dashing the illusion of actual seclusion. Luckily, Airbnb has a Design in the Wild category, with design-forward properties that blend into their surroundings and complement the natural environment. From a geodome in Chile to an open sky pyramid tent in France, these are Airbnb’s most impressive “designs in the wild.”

The Sunset Dome — Tulbagh, South Africa

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Located right up against the Witzenburg mountain range near Tulbagh, this geodome is surrounded by water and trees and completely submerged in nature, not a man-made building in sight. The dome is equipped with electricity, a fridge, gas stove, and an outdoor hot shower. Though it may feature modern amenities, its indoor-outdoor setup makes the experience feel more like glamping than a traditional Airbnb.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $141 per night

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Nacimiento Glamping — San Agustin, Colombia

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Built with wood and glass, this house overlooks some of Colombia’s greenest and most beautiful countryside. Surrounded by gardens and a small forest, the dome is equipped with a hand-carved stone jacuzzi, from which you can relax and enjoy the stunning views.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $132 per night

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Geodesic Dome near World Biosphere Reserve — Quebrada de Albarado, Chile

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This dome, located on the slopes of a national park, sits on a property surrounded by a native forest. The property itself is lined with olive trees, apple trees, almond trees. The dome is 23 feet in diameter, with windows that offer near-panoramic views of the mountains. Note that there’s no Wifi in the dome, so you’ll be truly unplugged.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $73 per night

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BubbleSky Glamping — Retiro, Colombia

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At first glance, this Airbnb might look like a giant bubble hovering above the mountains. In reality, it’s an accommodation that allows guests to sleep under the stars. The inflatable plastic bubble has a private bathroom, jacuzzi, and other comforts while remaining completely immersed in nature. Due to the bubble’s transparency, you’ll have clear 360-degree views during your entire stay.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $176 per night

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El Cubil Potrero Chico Domo Cilíndrico #1 — Hidalgo, Mexico

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This cylindrical accommodation on the edge of a mountain is the definition of minimalist living. Whether it’s a solo getaway for some peace and quiet or an intimate couples weekend, these cylinders offer a degree of seclusion that simply can’t be matched for some of the best, most unobstructed views you could ask for.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $64 per night

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Unique and Secluded AirShip — Drimnin, United Kingdom

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It might look like this house could lift off at any moment and fly through the air, but this airship is firmly rooted to the ground. The insulated aluminum pod has views of the Sound of Mull in Scotland, with a porch and expansive windows overlooking the water. The interior has all the necessities for remote living, but don’t expect a five-star hotel.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $218 per night

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Open Sky Pyramid — Maureillas-las-Illas, France

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The idea of sleeping inside a pyramid might conjure images of tucking into an Egyptian tomb, but this pyramid tent in France is far brighter — and has much better views. A minimalist accommodation just big enough for a queen bed, the transparent tent allows you to sleep under the stars. It also has a hot tub right outside.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $215 per night

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The Pinecone Treehouse — Bonny Doon, California

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If you’ve always imagined what it’d be like to sleep among the imposing boughs of redwoods, now’s your chance. The Pinecone Treehouse, high up in the branches of Bonny Doon’s redwood forest, will give you 360-degree views of the forest’s canopy, and it’s the ideal space to relax in nature. The treehouse hands 35 feet in the air, and is accessible via a step ladder. Resembling a giant pinecone, the accommodation blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $450 per night

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Bruny Island Hideaway — Alonnah, Australia

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Surrounded by 99 acres of conservation forest on the remote Bruny Island off the south coast of Tasmania, this accommodation truly feels far removed. There’s plenty of wildlife, from birds to wallabies, to remind you that you’re fully immersed in nature. It’s also the perfect location for stargazing and spotting the Aurora Australis (Southern Lights).

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $271 per night

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Punta Quintay — Casablanca, Chile

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Precariously perched right over the ocean, this accommodation is surrounded by rocks and gardens and has an impeccable view of Quintay’s Playa Grande. Equipped with a barbecue and other kitchen essentials, it’s ideal for a relaxing getaway where you won’t ever have to leave the house. Since it’s just 90 minutes from Santiago, it makes the perfect overnight or weekend trip.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $188 per night

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The Orchard — Maidenwells, United Kingdom

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The ideal luxury glamping experience, the Orchard is situated in the beautiful Wales countryside and has a large deck, hot tub, and garden. In contrast to its rustic surroundings, the interior is quite modern with three smart TVs, a full kitchen, and Wifi. It’s also close to the historic town of Pembroke, the Bosherston lily ponds, and the beaches of Broad haven and Barafundle Bay.

Five guests, two bedrooms
Price: $208 per night

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