Cover photo by Bob Trapani Jr.
Our recent article featuring dreamy, furnished treehouses, tents, and A-frame cabins that are available to rent got me wondering what other out-of-the-box accommodations Maine has to offer. Surely there must be a lighthouse or houseboat you can stay in, and maybe a yurt? Yes, it turns out, we have those in spades. If you’ve ever wanted to try out the tiny house or camper lifestyle, you can book a 200-square foot, off-the-grid cottage or vintage Airstream. And if you’ve often pondered what it might be like to wake up in a chicken coop — okay, this last find was a total surprise. But Sally Wakeland’s renovated 1872 henhouse, now bird-free and outfitted with yellow-painted floors and homey antiques, makes a truly lovely human roost.
Setting: Three yurts built by 2008 Survivor winner Bob Crowley and his family on Runaround Pond. 1 sleeping area with bunk beds and a futon and 1 composting-toilet bath each, woodstoves, hiking trails.
Sleeps: 6 per yurt
Photos courtesy of Maine Forest Yurts
Setting: “Silver Cloud,” a 34-foot 1987 Airstream trailer on the Sheepscot River. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, canoe, hiking trails.
Rate: $119 per night
Photos courtesy of Davis and Carla Carver