From a tree house to a house boat, tiny house to a Barbie house -- you won't believe some of these zany and bizarre AirBnB's you can stay at in Minnesota!

My wife and I love using AirBnB when we travel. Rather than the blah same-ness of hotels, we appreciate and prefer the uniqueness and charm of staying in someone's apartment or home. When we visited Duluth last summer, we stayed in an AirBnB we found in Superior, WI. When we took our Europe trip to Iceland, Ireland, London and Paris in 2018, we booked most of our lodgings through AirBnB. When we honeymooned in Finland, MN in 2017, we stayed at a beautiful cabin on a lake we found through -- you guessed it -- AirBnB. We've stayed at some truly beautiful and charming places we've found through AirBnB.

While beautiful and charming may be our motif, there's plenty more to be found on AirBnB, including right here in Minnesota! Check out these eight zany and bizarre lodgings and spaces you can rent to stay in around the Land of 10,000 Lakes!

1. Nestling Pines Treehouse Retreat

Brenda via AirBnB

This 5-star larger-than-life tree house sits nestled amongst pine trees in Mable, MN. A 60 foot bridge starts your walk up the trail to the treehouse, followed by a 250 foot gravel path. The treehouse has 1-bed, 1-bath and is fully-equipped for a comfortable stay.

2. The Tiny @ Riverbend

Vanessa via AirBnB

If you've always wanted to stay in a tiny house, here's your chance! This 5-star tiny house is available to rent for a cozy couples weekend away in New Germany, MN. Facing the south fork of the Crow River, The Tiny is "a little bit rustic with no running water (in The Tiny) and a composting bathroom experience."

3. Houseboat - "Miss Guided" on the Mississippi

Sheila via AirBnB

Enjoy your summer with a stay on the water...literally! This houseboat is available to rent on the Mississippi River in Brainerd, MN. This houseboat features a sleeping area below deck with 4 twin memory foam mattresses. The main cabin has 2 sitting areas that convert to beds, a large kitchen prep area, a full fridge, small stove & oven, a gas grill, and a bathroom. The spacious upper deck doubles your living space allowing for outdoor dining, sightseeing and relaxing. Consider the "Miss Guided" for your next summer adventure!

4. Your own private island! Covid getaway!

Noelle via AirBnB

You won't have to go far at all for your own getaway to a private island! Located on Big Birch Lake, this island features a cozy but quaint two-bedroom cabin updated from top to bottom. While it does have electricity, it doesn't have running water (yet). Additional perks include beach toys, a hammock, a Polaris Side by Side, and a pontoon to rent for an additional charge.

5. 1969 Sunline *Woodstock* Private Site

Jason via AirBnB

Tiny house too...big? Go smaller with this 1969 Sunline camper/rv trailer to rent in Big Lake, MN! Described as a "cute little camper" that "sleeps 3-4 people," you can set up a tent next to it and use the fire pit and choice of charcoal or propane grill. Located on a 20-acre private residence, you're also welcome to pet and feed the chickens, goat and puppies! It may be a simple setup, but 1969 Sunline Private Site has a 5-star rating on AirBnB!

6. CASTLE ON ST CROIX RIVER

Ralph / John via AirBnB

Live the royal life at this actual castle on the St. Croix River just north of Stillwater! Located near William-O'Brien State Park, the castle is made entirely of stone quarried on site! Set on the St. Croix River for kayaking and swimming, there's also a small creek that runs through the property. This breathtaking 4-bedroom, 5-bed, 3-bath castle comes equipped with everything you need for a luxury weekend (or more) away!

7. PinkCastle Babe’cation

Brooke via AirBnB

Technically, this AirBnB rental is available just over the St. Croix River in Hudson, WI. But located within an easy 1.5 hour drive, it would be a shame not to include this outrageous AirBnB available to stay in. A gorgeous pink Victorian mansion built in 1883, this life-size Barbie dreamhome is filled to the brim with over-the-top glamour and lots and lots of pink. The 4,400 square foot home includes a workout room, pool (spring/summer/early fall), hot tub (year round), cabin-style 3rd floor, three very unique spacious bed rooms and more! You can even rent a pink Escalade or a pink moped with eye lashes for an additional fee! Don't think this stay is for ladies only...one review from a guy says it was perfect for his brother's all-guys birthday party!

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