16 of the craziest vacation homes you can rent this summer

airbnb gypsy wagonAirbnbA gypsy wagon in Cornwall, available for rent on Airbnb.

Choosing to stay in someone's home instead of a traditional hotel is a simple way to spice up your vacation.

Vacation rental sites like Airbnb and HomeAway offer a plethora of interesting homes to choose from.

Some - like this colorful gypsy caravan in the English countryside - are a little more interesting than others.

We've rounded up some of the wackiest vacation homes we could find on Airbnb and HomeAway.

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This reproduction covered wagon is just big enough to fit a king-size bed.

This reproduction covered wagon is just big enough to fit a king-size bed.

Location: Kaikoura, New Zealand

Site: HomeAway

Cost: $140/night

Accommodates: 2

With five bedrooms, and 2,000 square feet of deck space, the "Nantucket Lightship" would be a unique choice for a larger group.

With five bedrooms, and 2,000 square feet of deck space, the "Nantucket Lightship" would be a unique choice for a larger group.

Location: Conanicut Island, Rhode Island

Site: HomeAway

Cost: $2,000/night

Accommodates: 12

The Château de Challain is a real-life castle with grand accommodations for 30.

The Château de Challain is a real-life castle with grand accommodations for 30.

Location: Indre-et-Loire, France

Site: HomeAway

Cost: $2,781/night

Accommodates: 30

This geodesic dome is extremely secluded in the Spanish countryside. Even the shower and the toilet are outside.

This geodesic dome is extremely secluded in the Spanish countryside. Even the shower and the toilet are outside.

Location: Facinas, Spain

Site: Airbnb

Cost: $34/night

Accommodates: 3

Now known as the "Centennial Inn," this rental is an authentic, 900-square-foot Northern Pacific Railway Parlor Car.

Now known as the "Centennial Inn," this rental is an authentic, 900-square-foot Northern Pacific Railway Parlor Car.

Location: Livingston, Montana

Site: HomeAway

Cost: $195/night

Accommodates: 4

Located in the Sierra mountains, this yurt hotel also offers massages and access to a swimming pool and hot tub.

Located in the Sierra mountains, this yurt hotel also offers massages and access to a swimming pool and hot tub.

Location: Colfax, California

Site: Airbnb

Cost: $129/night

Accommodates: 8

An old 727 airplane was repurposed to become this two-bedroom hotel in the Costa Rican jungle.

An old 727 airplane was repurposed to become this two-bedroom hotel in the Costa Rican jungle.

Location: Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

Site: HomeAway

Cost: $250/night

Accommodates: 6

This treehouse is made up of two structures — a bedroom and a kitchen — that are connected by sky bridge.

This treehouse is made up of two structures — a bedroom and a kitchen — that are connected by sky bridge.

Location: Montezuma, Costa Rica

Site: HomeAway

Cost: $69/night

Accommodates: 3

You could spend a few nights sleeping inside a giant sea shell.

You could spend a few nights sleeping inside a giant sea shell.

Location: Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Site: HomeAway

Cost: Available upon request

Accommodates: 4

This three-bedroom home has a fully-equipped spa, complete with an indoor pool, sauna, hot tub, and solarium.

This three-bedroom home has a fully-equipped spa, complete with an indoor pool, sauna, hot tub, and solarium.

Location: Cornwall, Connecticut

Site: Airbnb

Cost: $750/night

Accommodates: 7

A camp of five teepees sits on the banks of a small creek. Guests can rent kayaks during their stay.

A camp of five teepees sits on the banks of a small creek. Guests can rent kayaks during their stay.

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Site: HomeAway

Cost: $79/night

Accommodates: 6

This traditional gypsy caravan also serves as a very tiny bed and breakfast.

This traditional gypsy caravan also serves as a very tiny bed and breakfast.

Location: Cornwall, England

Site: Airbnb

Cost: $119/night

Accommodates: 2

The Old Smock Mill has been updated extensively and makes for a romantic rural getaway.

The Old Smock Mill has been updated extensively and makes for a romantic rural getaway.

Location: Benenden, United Kingdom

Site: Airbnb

Cost: $269/night

Accommodates: 2

A Swedish couple turned a bus from the 1970s into a one-bedroom hotel with a pleasant-looking deck.

A Swedish couple turned a bus from the 1970s into a one-bedroom hotel with a pleasant-looking deck.

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Site: Airbnb

Cost: $62/night

Accommodates: 4

The tiny one-room "Tree Sparrow House" is hidden in the woods.

The tiny one-room "Tree Sparrow House" is hidden in the woods.

Location: St. Keverne, England

Site: Airbnb

Cost: $158/night

Accommodates: 2

The "Dog Bark Park Inn" is the ultimate destination for dog lovers.

The "Dog Bark Park Inn" is the ultimate destination for dog lovers.

Location: Cottonwood, Idaho

Site: Airbnb

Cost: $98/night

Accommodates: 4

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Now take a tour of another space.

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