4 Alternative Accommodation Arrangements for the Experimental Traveler
As any seasoned traveler will tell you – traveling is great fun. Once you get a taste of it, you never want to stop because the new experiences and hidden gems just never end. Being able to live spontaneously, unsure of what you’ll be doing tomorrow is part of the traveling thrill, which is why most seasoned travelers are constantly seeking out the weird and wonderful.
This post is to help those of you who are traveling obsessed. We want you to enjoy everything that the world has to offer from the luxurious to the unusual and to that end, here is a guide to some of the alternative accommodation arrangements available whilst you’re traveling.
Starting with the all-natural look, cave hotels look great and have increased in popularity over the years. Arguably the most well-known cave hotel is the Beckham Creek Cave Lodge. The accommodation markets itself as a quirky high-end retreat and combines rustic décor with more modern touches, all whilst situated overlooking a beautiful valley. The Creek Cave Lodge is based in the USA but there are plenty of other options around the world. Italy boasts many cave hotels, some of which are based in UNESCO heritage sites and Turkey’s unique geography has made it perfect for this type of accommodation. If you want a new experience, you don’t have to look much further.
Moving away from temporary accommodation, fractional ownership serves as a great combination of holiday home and investment. Most of the time, owning a holiday home is expensive and challenging, particularly if you want a luxury experience. Fortunately, fractional ownership has brought a change to that.
The way it works is that instead of buying a property outright, you can buy a portion of the property instead. This ‘fraction’ that you purchase can increase in value along with the property making it a great investment and at the same time, you have the right to stay in the property for a period each year depending on the fraction of the property you own.
In short, you own part of a luxury property that you can stay in for a few weeks each year. Then, when you’re ready to make use of your investment, you can sell it and move on. Businesses like London Fractions have started offering fractional ownership across London and the rest of the world, so if you’re willing to save some capital, this is the perfect way to enjoy a luxury lifestyle for a few weeks each year.
Since before recorded history, humanity has been living in and building tree houses. The native residences of many South Pacific islands used to live in trees for the sake of safety and since then, our love of tree houses has only increased. Previously, tree houses have always been kept in our gardens but since then we’ve started to create tree house hotels all across the world in all sorts of different styles. If you’re looking for something a little quirky or unusual then this is a great option.
And finally, another luxury option. Water bungalows are those beautiful, glamorous, picturesque little cabins that sit in shallow water and always look incredible. Usually available on exotic tropical islands, water bungalows are an alternative accommodation that will make everyone you know jealous. Wake up to a seaside sunrise and fall asleep to the calming sound of water lapping against the beach. You really can’t go wrong with this option, either.
Each and every one of these hotels and property options is a traveler’s dream. New, beneficial experiences are what shape us and there’s no better way to enjoy these than by traveling.