There are hotels, motels, friends with fold-out couches, house rentals, B&Bs and, in Idaho, a giant potato you can rent. Or, technically, a 28 foot long, 12 foot wide structure built in the shape of a potato. Plus: a man from the UK traveling through Amsterdam learns that an Airbnb listing for a “clean room with a private bathroom” can technically refer to a shipping container next to a port-a-potty.
Unusual places to stay in the USA (Lonely Planet)
Let’s continue Road Trip Week with a look at some of the unusual places you could stay when you’re traveling.
There are hotels, motels, friends with fold-out couches, house rentals, B&Bs and, in Idaho, a giant potato you can rent.
Or, technically, a 28 foot long, 12 foot wide structure built in the shape of a potato. It sleeps two and has a kitchenette and fireplace. And it probably won’t surprise you to learn that the Idaho Potato Commission built it to promote the state’s famous tubers…
If sleeping in a potato is not your dream vacation, Idaho is also home to th Dog Bark Park Inn, which is a beagle-shaped hotel. You could literally stay in a dog house!
More adventurous guests may prefer Jules’ Undersea Lodge in Key West, Florida, where you get to the rooms by scuba diving 20 feet down. The views are pretty unique, but you probably want to let the staff bring your luggage to the rooms.
A man from the UK was traveling through Amsterdam, and while there he’d booked an Airbnb for 100 pounds. The listing said it was a clean room with a private bathroom.
All of which was technically true, but that clean room was a shipping container with a bed in it, and the private bathroom was a porta-potty nearby.
Airbnb refunded the man’s 100 pounds, plus the money he ended up paying to stay in an actual room in a hotel, with a significantly lower chance of being towed away while inside.