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Stay in These Six Quirky Airbnbs Around New England

Spend the night in a train caboose, stone dome, tie-dye tiny house, and even more unique homes.


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The Little Engine That You Could Stay In
Price: Starting at $120 per night
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1

Did you grow up on The Boxcar Children and have you been waiting to recreate your literary fantasies ever since? This self-proclaimed “lil’ red caboose” can bring your childhood dreams to life. Painted in fire truck red with black trim and a yellow ladder, it couldn’t be cuter. Curling up on the queen, bunk, or sofa bed and thumbing through an old chapter book is highly recommended.

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A Pretty Riverside Treehouse (With a Spiral Staircase)
Price: $189 per night
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1

This scenic stay is perched near the junction of the Sasanoa and Kennebec Rivers. Inside, it’s home to another example of two becoming one: Two twin beds, each with their own handy reading lamp, push together to form one seamless king bed. A spiral staircase leads up to a deck, which connects the bedroom treehouse to the kitchen, bathroom, and screen-porch treehouse.

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A Psychedelic Tiny House in Jamaica
Price: Starting at $78 per night
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1

If you like tie-dye and river rapids, you’ll feel right at home in this tiny house. This Jamaica, Vermont den enjoys close proximity to the West River and the Green Mountain National Forest, for any nature lovers out there. Through the neon pink and green doorway, tie dye curtains accent an all-wood interior. Don’t forget to sit out on the tiny front porch with your morning coffee.

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A Midcentury Modern Dome Home in Sturbridge
Price: Starting at $78 per night
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1

Wandering through the woods, this glass and concrete bubble is one of the last sights you’d expect to find. Ditch your camping tent for this unusual—and amazingly designed—domicile. The home is filled with neat antiques and clean-lined furnishings including, according to the listing, decor from the likes of Knoll and David Hockney.

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A Whimsical Stone Abode in the Woods
Price: $120 per night
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1

This home looks like the best possible combination between the postcard-perfect cliffside suites of Santorini, and a hobbit house. The white stone cottage flows around 900 square feet, which contain a nice bathroom, full kitchen, and plenty of nature-inspired furnishings. And if you think this place is adorable in the summer, wait ’til you see it covered in snow, like a giant igloo in the hills of Vermont.

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A Lighthouse and Main House on the Edge of Buzzards Bay
Price: $540 per night
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 1.5

Once a U.S. Coast Guard lighthouse, this tower still stands, now offering the perfect spot to soak in some panoramic ocean views. Wind your way up the mahogany spiral staircase, then take in the dizzying vistas from the “lantern room” at the peak of the beacon. Fortunately, you won’t have to man the light all night. A renovated home is connected to the lighthouse through a breezeway—no need to choose between a good night’s sleep and great views.