What is Host Unusual?
Cataloguing holiday properties from lighthouses to tree houses and everything in between, Host Unusual brings together some of the country's most extraordinary hidden gems as an antidote to the ordinary, at a time when ‘staycations' are growing ever more in popularity.
Based in the pretty fishing village of Leigh-on-Sea, we are a small friendly independent team with a passion for travel and a penchant for the unconventional, headed by co-founders Dawn Crawford and Alex Wilson.
We are dedicated to scouring the land to cherry-pick the most exciting holiday properties on the map - whether it's a fairy tale treehouse deep in a forest, a time-warp vintage pad, a floating home on a lazy river or an eco-retreat far from the city lights, we've made it our mission to discover it for you.
Our engaging and diverse blog is maintained by our small collective of intrepid travel writers who share an insatiable wanderlust and a genuine passion to share their discoveries.
Look for the ‘tried and tested' link on some listings to read our personal reviews of the remarkable Hosts we have stayed with on our travels so far.
If you have any recommendations, or if you own or have stayed in a unique location you think we should feature, drop us a line - we always love to hear from you and we know you have great taste or you wouldn't be here!
Host Unusual is delighted to support the Family Holiday Association charity, a fantastic organisation who provide breaks for UK families struggling with problems such as severe and long-term illness, bereavement, mental health issues, disability and domestic violence. With every listing on Host Unusual, 5% goes directly towards their efforts to help change lives with a little sun, sea and sand. Find out more about the Family Holiday Association here.