As sustainable tourism becomes more important than ever, hosts and guests on Airbnb are making significant changes to support environmentally conscious travel. The number of stays at eco-friendly homes increased by 141 percent over last year1, and more hosts are sharing green spaces than ever before, with more than 364,000 sustainable stays on Airbnb2.
A growing green trend on Airbnb is hosts sharing homes made from recycled – or upcycled – materials, like glass bottles, tires and even recycled denim. Spaces built with upcycled materials have increased by 175 percent over the last four years3.
increase in number of stays in eco-friendly homes in the last year
sustainable stays on Airbnb
increase in spaces built with upcycled materials in the last four years
I got a taste of this trend in Fareham, UK where I explored Zoe’s cozy wood cottage made entirely with reclaimed wood, complete with a hammock and blankets made from recycled plastic bottles. For the eco-conscious traveler, or even those looking for a one-of-a-kind getaway, there are many more upcycled stays to explore, including the sampling of homes below:
Stay tuned for next month’s Check-In to the Trend.
1Based on Airbnb internal data of year-over-year growth of guest arrivals to listings including specific keywords (eco-friendly, ecological, etc.) in listing titles and descriptions from August 2018 to August 2019.
2Based on Airbnb internal data of listings including specific keywords (eco-friendly, eco-conscious, etc.) in listing titles and descriptions as of August 2019.
3Based on Airbnb internal data of year-over-year growth of listings including specific keywords (recycled materials, upcycled materials, reclaimed materials, etc.) from August 2015 to August 2019.