With overseas holidays still up in the air, UK staycations are looking like a safe bet this summer.
Not to mention staying closer to home is better for the planet as well.
Thankfully, the UK has all sorts of gorgeous spots to offer – many of which have fantastic green credentials.
Ahead of Earth Day, which is tomorrow April 22, the team at Hive have rounded up some of the most eco-friendly Airbnbs in the UK.
These are the locations that made it into the top 10…
If you’re a fan of JRR Tolkien, this hobbity hideaway is the ultimate fantasy retreat.
Located near the Scottish Moray coast, the home is built with locally sourced and up-cycled materials and is decorated with recycled furnishings – it also runs on 100% renewable energy.
Perfect for groups of six, it boasts calming wild gardens and an enchanting al fresco dining set up.
This upcycled hut is a converted 1945 boat, which originally sailed out of Penzance in Cornwall.
The rustic property features renewable energy through its solar panel system and is set within a private forest.
Be sure to take a dip in the outdoor roll top bath, too.
Sit and admire the stars in the quirky airship, designed by ecological architect Roderick James.
The insulated aluminium pod with dragonfly windows offers incredible views of the Highlands.
Toast marshmallows by the campfire and enjoy a soak in the hot tub with this woodland wagon getaway.
To keep things as sustainable as possible, superhost Ralph even built the wagon’s main beam himself, from a tree that fell down in a storm.
This coastal property is powered solely by solar and wind energy – for the ultimate eco-friendly retreat.
The nautical theme runs throughout the cosy space and there’s room for five guests.
With a bird reserve, sailing club and beachy walks close by, you can fully immerse yourself in the scenery.
Fancy something more off-grid? This eco-tree house in West Devon is nestled above a lake and comes with fresh drinking water provided from a bowser and a composting sawdust toilet house.
This 18th century converted barn merges old and new, featuring an oak-beamed living area alongside an ultra-efficient air-source heat pump. This adorable countryside spot in Falfied nods to history whilst looking ahead to a more eco-friendly future.
Perfect for couples looking for a cosy eco-retreat, this lovely cottage generates its own electricity.
The owners have their own vegetables, fruit and herbs growing in the garden and keep chickens for eggs – to keep things self-sufficient.
The property is even Green Key rated and holds a Green Tourism Gold award.
Great for families, this roundhouse is made up of a double mezzanine bedroom and a cute space kitted out with children’s beds. The space is heated solely by a wood burner and there’s no WiFi, to make it a truly remote experience.
This sustainable bungalow is a renovated barn located in an old vineyard near the Cornish coast and ticks all the green boxes. It’s built with a large solar PV system, heat recovery set-up and its own water supply – so during the summer months it’s entirely self-sufficient.
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