Here at the Weird Homes Tour®, we know that people are often looking for something unique and out of the ordinary. And this is especially true when people visit the places that we operate in. That’s we’ve assembled a recommended list of Weird Homes Tour® partners with wonderfully weird places to stay. Spend the night in someplace fun and funky; someplace where you can be strange but not a stranger!
Olga – Modern, Minimal, Chill Airstream in East Austin
This place is right in the middle of vibrant East Austin. You’ll love it because it’s an amazing Airstream we call Olga – The Gypsy Queen. Not a single detail has been overlooked. We’ve designed this minimal space to provide one of the most unique, chill, and fun experiences in town. Couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and those with furry friends alike love this place. And Olga has been featured on our Weird Homes Tour before!
Under the Sea – Zilker Park, Fun, Funky, Colorful, Peaceful Haven
Less than one mile to Zilker Park —stay near everything cool in Austin including Barton Springs Pool. The Peaceful Haven is a spiritual retreat from your busy day or a crash pad at the end of the night. If location, peace, color, comfort and unique art matter you will love Lois’s space! And she’s one of our homeowners!
Owned and operated by husband and wife, Mark Vornberg and Shelly Leibham, Hotel Eleven is a boutique hotel located at 1123 E. 11th Street in Austin, Texas. Featuring 14 unique guest rooms, an eclectic wine and coffee bar, a rotating artist series and several shared outdoor spaces to enjoy Austin’s eastside vibe. Hotel Eleven’s contemporary design maintains a sense of warmth and an urban sophistication that is felt from the lobby, the outdoor spaces, the guest rooms and even Louie’s Lounge – the bar affectionately named after their visiting feline friend, Louie, who holds court on the back patio most evenings. Plus every room comes with a copy of our book!
Straight from our Houston tour in 2017, Selia Qynn’s home is a Backyard Habitat certified by the National Wildlife Federation. Her Spring Branch garden comprises three adjoining properties featuring a 12,000 gallon koi pond, disappearing fountains, streams and waterfalls. A dozen sitting nooks pepper the landscape. There are chickens, pigeons, a tortoise, an aviary housing doves, finch and quail. Lucy the goose, Pippin the duck and Jacqueline the rabbit, are the mascots. The garden is surrounded by 5 fully-furnished apartments and a 3-bedroom home that she rents through AirBnB.
Inn and Old Jail
Built in 1902 as a New Orleans police jail and patrol station, this Queen Anne beauty has been creatively restored into a welcoming nine-room boutique inn rich with architectural details and antiques. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places it has been honored with the Louisiana Landmark Society Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation as well as Booking.com’s Most Unique Hotel Property in the State of Louisiana. The Inn at the Old Jail provides a ‘one of a kind’ quiet, welcoming place to stay. Located in the historic neighborhood of Treme, you will be in the center of all that New Orleans has to offer.