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7 out-of-this-world geodesic domes you should book ASAP


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Okay, okay, that voice in Field of Dreams may not have been referring to geodesic domes when it whispered, “If you build it, they will come”—but that doesn’t make the sentiment any less true when it comes to these futuristic-looking digs.

They’re ridiculously Instagrammable, environmentally friendly, and (often) plopped right in the middle of nature (which makes earthing away your jet lag a cinch). And while these design-y digs gained popularity in the ’70s, there’s no time like the present to embrace the trend and experience one for yourself.

And I’m not just talking about booking a trip to Epcot—Airbnb and VRBO both offer a slew of rentable listings across the country (and beyond), from Joshua Tree to Pittsburgh to British Columbia.

Check out 7 surreal geodesic domes you can rent right now.

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1. Joshua Tree, California, $140 per night

Isolated on acres of secluded, sprawling desert land in Joshua Tree, this geodesic dome is the place to be if you’ve spent the last few weeks, months, or years dealing with abundant noise pollution in…well, pretty much anywhere. The cherry on top? A local juicing guru makes house calls.

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2. Idyllwild, California, $388 per night

Ideal for that a reunion with your college buddies or relaxed bachelorette party, this house sleeps ten and has everything from a hot tub and three fireplaces to a viewing deck and skylights that make indoor, mosquito-free star-gazing a reality.

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3. Sedona, Arizona, $300 per night

This dome is surrounded by juniper and cactus and has beautiful view of the Sedona red-rock spires. The dessert motif extends to inside the dome, with Southwestern and wooden accents throughout the airy, high-ceilinged spot. It’s essentially a great place to tap into the energy vortex…without stepping foot outside.

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4. Duncan, British Columbia, $96 per night

With views of a bald eagle’s nest, deer periodically crossing the lawn, and the occasional otter visit to the the swimming pool (yes, really), you’ll be forgiven for thinking that you’ve relocated to a Disney set.

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5. Pittsburgh, $149 per night

This geo dome has a spaceship vibe with desertlike landscaping…within Pittsburgh’s city limits. It’s a good spot if you want to feel like you’re in Arizona without actually leaving the Northeast—or outer space without leaving planet Earth.

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6. Paso Robles, California, $571 per night

Has the news that drinking red wine can actually be good for your gut health turned you into an amateur sommelier? Then you’ll want to book this Paso Robles geo dome ASAP—it’s in the heart of wine country and actually overlooks a private valley of vineyards.

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7. Woodridge, New York, $350 per night

This beaut offers a glamping vibe and is perfect if you’re seeking extreme solo time (or couple’s bonding—there’s an outdoor double shower, wink wink). Being in the Catskill Mountains offers the opportunity to hike, swim, and hit up local farmers’ markets. Just don’t forget to BYOBed (or, more likely, air mattress or sleeping bag)—your booking gets you just the dome itself.

Caught the travel bug? Check out these beautiful cabins on Airbnb—or Netflix for some vacay (or staycay) inspiration