World’s most popular Airbnb is tiny mushroom shaped cabin in the woods

Champignon of all rentals! World’s most popular Airbnb is a tiny mushroom-shaped cabin in the woods near San Francisco costing $130-a-night

  • The world’s most popular Airbnb is a tiny cabin in the woods near San Francisco 
  • Listing was one of the first homes to appear on the house-sharing website when it launched in 2009 
  • The small home measures just 100sqft but has been incredibly popular with vacationers 
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Hidden in the middle of the woods in northern California is a tiny wooden cabin which has become AirBnb’s most popular rental.

The listing by owners Kitty and Michael which is around 90 miles south of San Francisco in Aptos has been on the popular accommodation website almost since the very beginning in July 2009. 

The mushroom-shaped cabin was in fact one of the first postings that offered a bed for the night situated outside of a major city. It’s unique appearance and location have made it the most visited property in the world. It is so popular, it is fully booked until October.

In fact, in order to score the $130-a-night cabin. it has to be booked at least five months in advance for a one night stay.  


The Mushroom Dome in Apsos, California, started life as a DIY kit assembled as a hut for owner Kitty Mrache’s newly-homeless friend


The stunning property is elevated on a platform inside a redwood grove on ten acres of land, not far from a beach


A glass dome allows guests to gaze up into the heavens and feel as though they are among the stars in the middle of the wood


Guests at the Mushroom Dome have access to a private outside deck filled with a barbecue and several chairs


In 2015, the Mushroom Dome was only left vacant for three days out of the year and it currently fully booked until October’19


The Mushroom Dome boasts a comfortable seating area and a table for those looking to do some work while visiting


The owners warn potential guests that the property is much smaller than it appears, but those who stay don’t seem to mind

The cabin, which can sleep three guests at a time, has had almost 1,300 reviews from guests who have given it five stars for cleanliness, value and location.   

The main bedroom boasts a queen sized bed with a Casper mattress, as well as a 32′ flat screen TV. A couch also turns into a sofa bed creating a second sleeping area. 

The Dome also has a tiny bathroom, which has no door but is shielded by a curtain, and houses a Travertine shower, a custom tiled sink and a Natures Head composting toilet – meaning toilet paper all has to go in the bin. 

Despite being remote and off the grid, the cabin comes with all mod cons including wifi, fridge, popcorn maker and coffee machine. Guests can use the outdoor barbecue and cook out on the deck.  

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The popular cabin, which has to be booked at least five months in advance for just a night’s stay, is a ‘geodesic dome loft’


The cabin has two beds and sleeps three people. It also has a TV and DVD player in the bathroom and a bedside table lamp


The glass-roofed dome allows for some stunning views of the surrounding foliage and at nighttime, of the stars beyond


Seating area on a private deck allows guests to marvel at the lush foliage and watch the hummingbirds whiz by


Guests at the Mushroom Dome have access to a private outside deck filled with a barbecue and several chairs

The property is elevated on a platform inside a redwood grove on ten acres of land, not far from a beach. 

One unique feature of the cabin is its glass-domed ceiling which allows those staying to gaze at the heavens above. With very little light pollution in the woods, the Milky Way can be clear seen while simply lying on the bed.

Many choose to stay in the cabin for stargazing, thanks to the glass domed roof, which is perfect for looking at the Milky Way. 

Before settling down to sleep guests have to climb a ladder into the top of the dome where the bed is hidden away. 


The Dome has a tiny bathroom that has no door, but there is a curtain for privacy. Toilet paper has to go in the trash, with waste being dealt by a composting toilet


Now you really can have the fresh smell of the woods in your bathroom after going to the toilet in this unique property


The mesmerizing property, which was listed on Airbnb ten years ago, has an impressive five-star rating on the website


 It appears that most of the visitors who come to stay at the Mushroom Dome in Aptos, California, gave it a five star rating

Owners Kitty and Michael can’t seem to praise AirBnb enough for what they have managed to accomplish. 

‘I have been hosting on airbnb since July, 2009 and really love what this company has made possible. I have met so many wonderful people from around the world that I would never have met if I hadn’t had this opportunity with AirBnB! 

‘Some of our guests (especially the ones from Europe) have never seen a hummingbird before and here they get to see them up close – just a few feet from them as the birds ‘hum’ around the feeders,’ he writes online.

‘With a geodesic dome loft & a large deck in the trees, you’ll feel like you’re in a tree house in the woods.’

Recent reviews show how guest truly appreciate the beauty and unique location of the property.

‘The Mushroom Dome was an incredible and unique little cabin tucked into the woods. If you are looking for a nice weekend getaway, and love nature, it’s the perfect place to be,’ one guest wrote.

‘The location and cabin are perfect. We loved eating out on the deck and enjoyed our morning coffee watching the hummingbirds,’ said another.

‘I’d been trying to book the mushroom dome for a while now and it was definitely worth the wait,’ posted another AirBnb guest.

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