Top 10 most desired Airbnbs in the world – from gems in deserts and rainforests to centuries-old homes carved into cliffs

For those looking for a unique getaway, hospitality website Airbnb have given holidaymakers a helping hand – revealing to the public their Top 10 Most Wish Listed properties.

The most-sought-after homes listed on the site span from a palace in Morocco to a cottage in the rice fields of Bali, a selection that includes cheap deals and those offering high-end indulgence.

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Across the site as a whole, the most desired location was not a huge mansion or a beach-front resort but somewhat of a bargain: a 62GBP (81USD) white stone cottage in Ostuni, Italy, famed locally for its seven-coned roof.

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A close second was a cave home on a Greek cliff, which has stood for more than 250 years, and previously a wine cellar.

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While many of these popular locations offer stunning backdrops, others have drawn interest for alternative perks.

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A home an off-grid “ITHOUSE” in Yucca Vallery, California, for example, is known for its unplugged appeal and lack of WiFi.

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The 10 homes were revealed as part of the company’s 10th anniversary, and, in total, they have been wish listed more than 850,000 times.

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Across Airbnb, potential holidaymakers are offered a number of accommodation alternatives to the conventional hotel, including: more than 150 igloos, 2,100 treehouses, 180 igloos, 9,000 boats, and 758 caves.

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In a statement, Airbnb said: “From the deserts of Morocco, to the rainforests of Colombia, there is something about these homes that inspire gut reactions from our guests.

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“Could it be the magical view from a stone patio in Montenegro that makes them add the home to their wish list?

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“How about a super-secluded Hawaiian fern forest for a setting, or a Colombian Superhost’s supreme cooking skills?”