Sleep in a giant potato, a chicken-shaped house, a Lego apartment and much more!

Billund, Denmark - July 27, 2017: Lego bricks model of Nyhavn Copenhagen at Legoland park

Sleep in a giant potato, a chicken-shaped house, a Lego apartment and much more!

Looking for a unique and unforgettable travel experience? Why not stay in an unusual accommodation? From Quebec to Japan, via France, Denmark and the USA, here’s our selection of 5 unusual accommodations around the world.

Cozy potato: spend the night in a giant potato!

AP pour la Commission de la pomme de terre de l'Idaho

Photo credit: Otto Kitsinger

That’s right, you can sleep in a giant potato! Nestled in the hills of Idaho, this small potato-shaped house is the brainchild of two local artists. The inside of the potato offers all the comforts you need for an unusual night’s sleep, with a comfortable bed, kitchenette, bathroom and even a small terrace to enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains. And if you’re a gourmet, don’t miss a visit to the nearby potato chip factory.

A cocorico holiday at the Maison Poule in France

Maison poule

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Looking for a romantic getaway in the countryside? La Maison Poule en France is for you. This little house in the shape of a hen has been designed to offer its occupants a cosy and original nest. The interior is comfortable and tastefully decorated, with a small kitchen, a cozy bedroom and a bathroom. And if you’re lucky, you might even get to see the eggs being laid by the hens in the garden!

Live in a Lego world with Billund’s brick apartment!

Meanwhile, parents get to sleep in a bed that floats in a pool filled with DUPLO bricks

Photo credit: Airbnb/LEGO

How would you like to spend a night in a world made of Lego bricks? It’s possible in the Lego apartment in Billund, Denmark. Everything, from the walls to the furniture and decorations, is made entirely of Lego. The apartment is designed to accommodate two people and features a living room, kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. And if you feel like playing, Lego boxes are available so you can let your creativity run wild.

In the mood for freshness? Head for the Château de Glace!

Hôtel de Glace, Québec

Photo credit: Hôtel de Glace – Facebook

If you’re looking for an icy experience, don’t miss the Ice Castle in Quebec City, Canada. Each year, this ephemeral castle is entirely rebuilt from ice and snow. It features several bedrooms and suites, all decorated with ice sculptures. You can also enjoy the ice bar, the skating rink and even the outdoor spa, all in a magical setting.

Experience serenity and peace in a shukubo

Wakayama Japan - Oct 2016: Visiting Saizenin temple, one of the temple that allows for overnight staying, or temple lodging (Shukubo) - the interior

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Finally, if you’re looking for a unique spiritual and cultural experience, why not stay in a shukubo? Just like the famous ryôkans, shukubo are traditional Japanese inns, except that they are located… in a Buddhist temple! Sleeping in a shukubo is a rare and authentic experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in Japanese monastic life. In these inns, you can sleep on futons, eat vegetarian meals prepared by the monks and take part in Buddhist ceremonies.

Staying in a shukubo can be a unique experience, allowing you to discover another culture and immerse yourself in an atmosphere of peace and serenity. Shukubos are not only a tourist attraction, but also an opportunity to discover a religious universe.

Whether you’re looking for a unique experience or simply want to add a touch of originality to your vacation, these five unusual accommodations are well worth a visit. Each offers something different, whether it’s a breathtaking view of the countryside, unique architecture or simply a whimsical interior. Get ready for an unforgettable experience the next time you stay in one of these unusual accommodations.