The World’s Most Popular Airbnb Is a Geodesic Cabin in California

Mushroom Dome Cabin is a tiny and cozy geodesic dome home surrounded by redwoods in California. The tiny treetop cabin holds the crown as Airbnb’s most visited listing in the world.

When Kitty Mrache and her husband Michael listed a pentagonal cabin that a friend built on their property on Airbnb in 2009. Absentmindedly, the couple had little clue that their listing would completely transform their lives. The rental—dubbed the “Mushroom Dome Cabin“—exploded in popularity, and it has held the title as Airbnb’s most popular listing for ten years and counting.

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Flush with five-star ratings and nearly 1,300 reviews, the Mushroom Dome Cabin is also one of the hardest Airbnbs to book, thanks to its affordable price and stellar treetop location that’s perfectly positioned for bird watching and views of the Milky Way. Guests typically book months in advance; snagging dates on a weekend often require making a request nine to eleven months in advance.

Tucked away on a 10-acre forested property, the tiny cabin overlooks views of the redwoods.

Guests can definitely enjoy a meal out on the deck, which comes with seating, a table, a barbecue grill, and an extra gas burner.

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Although the couple has spruced up the cabin and slightly expanded it beyond its original 100-square-foot size, the dwelling hasn’t lost its rustic charm. Absolutely, it is a true nature retreat. the elevated tree house-like home comes with a large outdoor deck and is surrounded by hiking trails. Surprisingly, this geodesic dome has glazed sections that open the cabin up to natural light and canopy views.

Glazing lets in natural light and views of the tree canopy.

The one-bedroom, one-bath rental comfortably accommodates three guests. First, it has a queen-sized mattress in the loft. Then, a couch on the main floor can be converted to a bed.

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The main floor, nicknamed the “Pentagon,” comes with a couch, fold-out table, and a kitchenette with a few basic appliances and complimentary snacks.

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Then, a privacy curtain separates the bathroom from the living area.

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Its bathroom includes a Nature’s Head composting toilet and a tiled shower. The skylight illuminated the travertine shower.

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The custom-tiled sink adds a pop of color and personality to the compact bathroom. In the corner is Nature’s Head composting toilet.

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What The Guest Love About This Property?

Guests fall in love with the adorable cabin set on 10 acres. For instance, they can hang out on the deck, take a hike in the woods, go to the beach or gaze at the stars.

It’s a real animal lover’s paradise. The guests can watch the hummingbirds, certainly, pet Kitty’s goats or check out her chickens, cats, and miniature dog.

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