Most travellers don’t need encouragement to book a stay in a treehouse or on a private island, but Airbnb is still providing some with a $100 discount when booking whimsical accommodation before 13 March.
There are stipulations to the deal – it’s only open to US residents, bookings must be for more than $400, accepted by the host by 13 March and the trip must be taken by 30 September.
But, the home-share site is clearly aiming to please, as it revealed in January that the most-desired type of property was treehouses. Airbnb allows users to save the properties where they would like to stay in the future on a “wish-list” and found that most people are wishing for a treehouse, followed by igloos, van, lighthouses, caves, islands, yurts, trains, lofts and cabins.
The company also released promotional videos, one featuring the British adventurer Bear Grylls jumping down to a private island and another Jungle Book-themed treehouse promo, which ties in to Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of the film.
The promos are part of Airbnb’s “Love this? Live There” campaign that shows off just a few examples of the diverse properties available through the site.
The treehouse featured in the promo is described as a “charming, new and handcrafted at our 35 acre Bio Thermales rainforest reserve with natural hot and cool springs pools in the north-central Costa Rican heartland. This is authentic Costa Rica: clean, comfortable and close to nature”.
The island, Bird Island, is “just 20 minutes away from the village of Placencia, Belize, is a small island inside a coral-reef. It’s protected beautiful waters is what makes it unique. Its total privacy is what makes it special”.