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Airbnb just added some cool new categories – check out these high-altitude homes

It’s now even easier to find your dream holiday home – even if it’s 10,000 feet above sea level

Alex Floyd-Douglass
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Alex Floyd-Douglass

You might have seen that back in June, Airbnb added a selection of new filters to their search function, meaning users can now find a rental based on some pretty niche categories rather than just location and date range. So if the only place you’re willing to stay in is a beachfront treehouse with a grand piano and a chef’s kitchen, you can now search for exactly that. Pretty cool, eh?

Well, they’ve just added even more options for you to explore. You can now hunt down the latest ‘trending’ homes and brand-new listings, as well as ‘hanoks’ (traditional Korean homes made with natural materials), homes adapted for people with disabilities, and properties with a ‘play’ element, like basketball courts, games rooms and even water slides. 

But the new category we’re loving most? The ‘top of the world’ filter, which shows homes that are at least 10,000 feet above sea level. To give you a flavour of what’s on offer, we’ve picked some of our favourite sky-high rentals. See you halfway up the Himalayas?

This architectural masterpiece in Breckenridge, Colorado

Sky-high Airbnbs, Colorado
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A geocentric dome in the mountains between Cusco and Machu Picchu

Airbnb, geocentric dome, Peru
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This lush home on the highest coastal mountain range in the world

Airbnb, lush property in Chile
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A nature lodge in Nepal, with views of the Everest Region

Airbnb in the mountains of Nepal with Everest views
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This spectacular villa above the clouds in Quito, Ecuador

Airbnb in the mountains of Quito, Ecuador
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Pretty spectacular, right? Next thing you know well be rounding up the best underwater homes. Watch this space...

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