Here Are Some Epic Trucks, Vans, And Helicopters You Can Actually Stay In
Why stay in a boring hotel when you could sleep in a converted helicopter instead?
This adorably bizarre wild glamping pod in the far north of Scotland is a converted vintage horse trailer with a solar shower and a huge skylight. It sits in four acres of pristine Caledonian forest on a working family farm, so you might wake up to find confused horses inspecting your accommodation.
This 1950s fire truck has been cleverly converted into a two-person living space. It's parked in the grounds of an Edwardian manor in the Cairngorms called Inshriach House, and features a Victorian brass bed, an oak floor salvaged from a Tudor mansion, and a wood-burning stove. Oh, and there's a gin distillery nearby too. Bonus.
Jinny is a vintage 1960s Constructam caravan, which were originally made in Belgium and are a very rare sight in the UK. She's positioned right by beautiful Camusdarach Beach, has views over the nearby mountains and is decked out with charming retro ornaments, fairy lights, pictures, bunting, and even flowers. How quaint!
This cleverly converted single bus is amazingly bright and modern inside, and there's a fancy hot tub outdoors as well. On the off chance it isn't raining, you can sit outside and enjoy your morning coffee on the decking area (which runs along the full length of the bus) before whacking some locally-farmed sausages on the barbecue.
"Boris" is a converted mobile military communications and radio repair unit, which has been adapted into a truly unique glamping pod for visitors to the beautiful Isle of Skye. He's based in the heart of a wildlife preserve and sits alongside a traditional Scottish croft, whose owners will also give you a 4x4 jeep tour of the island. Nice.
The Ros Crana is a large, imposing 12-berth barge based at the top of the romantically-named Neptune's Staircase on the Caledonian Canal. It used to be a working Dutch transport vessel before being converted into accommodation in 2012, and it boasts incredible, sweeping views of Ben Nevis.
This quirky old lady is Little Miss Sunshine, a carefully restored and upgraded 1971 VW camper van. She's owned by View From The Slow Lane, a small company based outside Arbroath in the east of Scotland who hire out their vans for holidays and weddings. Just imagine how fun it would be to explore the Highlands in this absolute babe.
This beautifully restored, cosy 1950s showman's wagon, which would have originally been used as accommodation for circus performers, is parked in the grounds of Monachyle Mhor, an award-winning boutique hotel in Perthshire with a spectacular view of Loch Voil. It's got a log burner to keep you nice and snug while you look at the stars.
The Reliant is a converted fishing trawler moored in a pretty, traditional Scottish harbour. It can house up to 12 guests on an individual bed and breakfast basis. The owners welcome dogs, but you'll need to keep a careful eye on them so they don't go diving overboard. And the same goes for the guests after a few pints, too.
Sleeperzz is a fantastic collection of vintage vehicles in the scenic Highland village of Rogart, including several 1960s railway carriages (and a showman's wagon that's even older than the one at Monachyle Mhor), all of which are available to rent for just £17 per person per night. If that isn't a bargain, then what is?
Or, if none of those vehicles sound unusual enough, how about this batshit converted Sea King search and rescue helicopter, which was recently featured on Channel 4's Amazing Spaces. There's a bed in the tail and a fancy lounge in the cockpit. About the only thing it doesn't do is take off, thankfully. You wouldn't want to spill your champagne after all.
Brb, off to book the weirdest holiday ever.