If you’re seeking a fabulous ecotourism escape, then look no further! The international travel landscape is becoming increasingly environmentally conscious, with many travellers seeking destinations that offer a guilt-free retreat from modern life in a nature-immersed environment. Sustainable eco-properties provide just this, and often without the sacrifice of luxury.
From Indonesian rainforests to Texas deserts, Radiance Fireplaces dug deep into Airbnb data, trawling hundreds of properties to find the best 30 best global ecotourism experiences that won’t increase your carbon footprint’s shoe size.
1. Wilderness Tower – Vest Agder, Norway – 5* rating
Wilderness Tower is a stunning, four-storey treetop home in southern Norway. With beautiful natural views and situated beside a lake, this property is an ideal ecotourism escape to nature. It also features a wood-burning stove as its only heating source, a wood-burning hot tub and composting toilet.
Book: Wilderness Tower
2. The Arctic Hideaway – Nordland, Norway – 5* rating
The Arctic Hideaway is an architectural marvel located on a remote island in norther Norway. Several sleeping rooms are accompanied by a communal area, kitchen, sauna and crab shack and the drinking water is made in a water plant from seawater.
Book: The Artic Hideaway
3. The Lighthouse – Säffle, Sweden – 5* rating
Standing alone on an island, this Swedish lighthouse in the centre of the Lurö Archipelago nature reserve is perfect for those seeking solitude from the outside world. It also features a wood-burning stove and sauna and kayaks to explore in.
Book: The Lighthouse
4. Mortal Inn Mountain Villa – Zhejiang, China – 5* rating
This eco slab house in Zhejiang, China is tucked away from civilisation int he mountains, making it an ideal getaway for those wanting to enjoy the natural world around. This luxury property sleeps 8 so is perfect for large groups looking to trim down their eco imapct.
Book: Mountain Villa
5. Hideaway Litchfield – Northern Territory, Australia – 4.98* rating
A beautiful, seclude property in Australia’s bushland, these solar-powered eco homes are eco-conscious without sacrificing style or comfort. Explore the waterfalls and natural beauty of Litchfield and enjoy water from an underground natural spring during your stay.
Book: Hideaway Litchfield
6. Bubble Puerto Rico Eternal – Ponce, Puerto Rico – 4.97* Rating
This sought-after bubble accommodation in the well-preserved old town of Ponce focusing on providing guests with a simple living experience with nature at the focus. There is nearby open-water swimming and the host provides fresh greens from the local land to eat during your stay.
7. Earthship Daintree with Ocean Views Off The Grid – Cow Bay Daintree, Queensland, Australia – 4.96* Rating
This self-contained off-grid Earthship is completely solar-powered so you can have a clear conscious as you bathe in the plunge pool looking over the rainforest. This property’s views really are breathtaking, you can relax on the roof garden and looking across the Daintree rainforest through to Cape Tribulation and the Coral Sea – you can even see where the rainforest meets the sea from the Earthship!
Book: The Earthship
8. The Majestic Mountain Retreat – Prescott, Arizona, United States – 4.96* Rating
Situated at 6500 elev. this beautiful retreat was designed to make the most out of its surroundings, with guests promised an unforgettable level of relaxation and environmental appreciation in this Arizona mountain dreamland.
9. Tiny Geo-Pod in Todd – Todd, North Carolina, United States – 4.96* Rating
The epitomy of ecotourism, this Tiny Geo-Pod in historical Todd was designed and built with the vision for simple yet comfortable living that supports a deep connection with nature and a smaller footprint on the planet. With an emphasis on sustainability, the Geo-Pod is powered by a community solar garden, and guests are encouraged to recycle and take part in composting.
Book: Tiny Geo-Pod
10. Swell Shack – Jordan River, British Columbia, Canada – 4.96* Rating
The Swell Shack is part of a few sustainable properties on the Jordan River, built entirely DIY by the hosts with a vision of creating a communal sustainable living environment. The shack has on-demand hot water, rainwater catchment, and is entirely solar-powered.
Book: The Swell Shack
Ecotourism Property Inspiration
|11||Lemuria Earthship||New Mexico, United States||4.95|
|12||Eco-responsible Lodge||Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France||4.95|
|13||Off-grid Adobe Dome||Texas, United States||4.94|
|14||Handcrafted Earth House Etched into a Mountain||Colorado, United States||4.93|
|15||The Somnam’bubble||Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France||4.93|
|16||Grand Canyon Desert Dome||Arizona, United States||4.92|
|17||Jeraboam Eco Lodge||Victoria, Australia||4.91|
|18||Sueno Sagrado||California, United States||4.9|
|19||Bill’s Boathouse||South Australia, Australia||4.9|
|20||Hideout Beehive||Bali, Indonesia||4.9|
|21||Unique Off-grid Earth Home||Prince Edward Island, Canada||4.89|
|22||La Loma Del Chivo||Texas, United States||4.88|
|23||Nha Ben Rung (U Lesa)||Hà Nội, Vietnam||4.88|
|24||Solar Stroh Trigon||Bern, Switzerland||4.87|
|25||Margaritis’s Treehouse||Kerkira, Greece||4.86|
|26||Tiny Home||Victoria, Australia||4.84|
|27||Phoenix Earthship||New Mexico, United States||4.83|
|28||Glamping Experience||Canarias, Spain||4.82|
|29||The Hobbit House||Beja, Portugal||4.81|
|30||La Grotte du Moulin de la Motte Baudoin||Centre-Val de Loire, France||4.76|
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