At every turn there's someone, or something encouraging you to 'switch off'. Whether it's for the sake of your stress levels or for the good of the planet, these emphatic suggestions are much easier said than done. Thankfully, with Airbnb's help you'll soon be on a fast-track to environmentally (and mentally) healthier destinations, after all - adventure shouldn't come at a cost.  


Off-Grid Glass House

Grass Valley, CA, United States

First up, we've got this exceptionally well-designed lakeside retreat in the heart of Grass Valley California. Completely off-grid, this glass-walled home-from-home opens up to eight secluded acres of forest and a decked area that's practically begging for a barbecue. If you're feeling more adventurous than romantic, head down the private trail to the lake and you'll find your very own canoe. You're also only minutes away from a heap of historic gold rush towns.


Tree Sparrow House

St. Keverne, Cornwall, United Kingdom 

Live out your childhood (or adulthood, who's to judge?) dreams in this fairytale treehouse. Nestled quaintly in the quintessential countryside of Cornwall, this miniature escape boasts sea views and a wildly unique nights sleep. From the heights of your Ash Tree abode you can to watch your worries float away and your newfound 'let's abandon the city' attitude appearing, all while indulging in spectacular sunsets over the fields and orchards of Tregaminion.


Eco-Luxury Villa Aalaya

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

This sprawling sanctuary proves that eco escapes need not sacrifice luxury to be successful. Villa Aalaya (Sanskrit for 'Home') comprises of three teak buildings: the Jogolo, a daytime space complete with kitchen, dining room and lounge, the Limasan which is home to three bedrooms a library and an office, and then finally, the Gladak - a plush master bedroom. The property has spectacular views across the forest, gorge and neighbouring rice fields, which thankfully, can all be appreciated from the comfort of your poolside lounger.


Rainforest Tree House

Cooper, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Hot springs in the heart of the jungle and a bedroom that defines 'at one with nature', this Costa Rican tree house lifts you up amongst the rainforest canopy and into the territory of toucans, parrots, hummingbirds and even the rare green macaw. Closer to the ground you'll find two-toed sloths, iguanas and capuchin monkeys, who, rumour has it, once eagerly devoured a guests wedding cake. If there was ever a reason to tear yourself away from the wildlife, the plentiful hot and cold springs would be the lure. 


Yurt Retreat On Organic Farm

Malibu, CA, United States

Welcome to the good life! This rustic retreat resides on an organic citrus farm floating above the coast with limitless vistas of the canyon and ocean beyond. The carefully designed Yurt plays host to enough modern amenities to keep you in the loop and more than enough distractions to keep you out of it. The highlights are the home cooked farm-to-table meals and the symphony of coyotes, owls and song birds serenading you late into the night; rural issues at their best.