Joshua Tree National Park, located in southeastern California, east of Los Angeles and San Bernardino, near Palm Springs, is named for its Joshua trees native to the Mojave Desert. What better place to stay in a UFO than in a desert? Airbnb is offering the chance to do just that in the Area 55 Futuro House, which is just one of 85 in the world, restored to its former glory. Since this is a completely off-grid glamping experience, you’ll be able to disconnect from the digital world. The coolest feature is the drop-down staircase that looks to be straight from a science fiction movie. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
Ever wanted to stay in a real Hobbit house? Well, now you can, and there’s no digging or building involved. Located in the Washington countryside, this Middle Earth-inspired living space can accommodate up to two people, complete with a small bedroom, full bathroom, and even a fireplace. Since the house is situated in the Columbia River Gorge, you’ll only have sweeping views of the rolling hills beside you, or an occasional deer, rabbit, bird, or other wildlife, for company. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
This is not an early April Fools’ Day joke, the California mansion made famous by the external shots featured in the 1990-1996 sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is being listed on Airbnb by star Will Smith. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the sitcom, a few lucky guests will be able to book one of five available nights at the “Freshest Los Angeles Mansion Around” and get to spend a night in a wing of the home that has been decked out in the famous 1990s style favored by Smith’s character. Read more for a house tour, additional pictures and information.