Maybe you aren’t ready to sell your house and go completely off-grid just yet, or maybe you haven’t been able to convince your family that this is the way to go. I mean, it’s a big step to take, as it’s a drastic change of environment. But what if there was a way to ‘dip your toes’ in? Well, there is. Thanks to AirBnB, you can chose from a variety of places around the country and around the world that will give you a glimpse of what life would be like off-grid. Some are really in the middle of nowhere with no electricity, and some are inside a city still. You can pick whatever suits your interest and your budget, but I compiled a list of ten places you could definitely start with!
A Tent In The U.K. – Located on the edge of a village called Winsley, near Bath in the United Kingdom. “We have the best of both worlds – a beautiful peaceful countryside spot with a superb farm shop/ kitchen, village pub and village shop within half a mile.” The camp is off-grid (no power) and accessed via a country lane and track.
A Cabana In Colombia – Located in the coffee region of Colombia, this is a charming cabana made from bamboo, with a great view and a “sendero” or pathway through the bamboo forest which criss-crosses a 5-acre organic farm, leading down to a stream.
No Walls In Massachusetts – This amazing screened pond house sleeps 5 or more with a queen bed, single couch bed, and queen futon couch, and they can put out more pads/sleeping bags as well. It does not have a bathroom, and it doesn’t have cell service or wi-fi.
Forty Feet Off The Ground In Oregon – This beautiful tower is off the grid, atop a 40-acre meadow on 160 acres of private land. It’s surrounded by the Umpqua National Forest in Douglas County, Oregon.
A Yurt In Los Angeles – If you usually like to stay at the Marriott, this rustic spot may not be right for you. Once inside, you wouldn’t guess that you’re only a few miles from Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles. This yurt sits on a raised platform with hardwood floors, windows, and modern amenities. The circular room is 16 feet in diameter, and the conical roof has a skylight directly over the bed. The setting is a rural oasis in the middle of the city: this yurt sits on a half-acre lot.
It Yurts So Good In Czech Republic – This yurt is located in Chlum, which is a small village in Western Bohemia close to a town called Zlutice, in the Czech Republic. The light-flooded yurt is 28m², and there’s a small kitchen with refrigerator, an induction cooker, and an electric kettle.
360-Degree Views In France – You won’t be bored in this yurt with 50 square meters of space in the massif of Wallows in Savoy, France. It’s in the middle of nowhere with 360 degree views of the baujus mountains (Massif of Bauges). It’s got a wood burning stove, and there is plenty to do nearby with hiking, cycling, climbing and skiing all available in the area.
A Bus In NOLA – This retro-fitted school bus has a basic kitchenette, and up to six single beds. It’s right in New Orleans, and is inside a gated fence. In the fully equipped kitchenette you’ll enjoy a cooktop, a sink, a microwave, and a mini-fridge/freezer.
On The Beach In Ibiza – Stay in a beautiful 1954 Vintage Boho Bus based in Ibiza, Spain. Park it on the beautiful Campo side, right on the beach with stunning oceanside views and the best sunsets in Ibiza.
A Tree House In Spain – This is a really unique tree house in the middle of the Sierra de Huétor Natural Park in Spain. It’s just a tiny hut hanging ten feet off the ground between two trees that will fit 1-2 people. It has an outside barbecue and toilets, but you have to cross a hanging bridge to come back inside!