This Vacation Rentals Site Is Like Airbnb for People Who Love Architecture

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Pole House, Fairhaven, VIC, Australia
Architect: Frank Dixon

Vacation planning offers a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Services like Airbnb help to foster these getaways by letting you live like a local in an area home. And sometimes, these accommodations are the best part of the trip. Building on this idea is PlansMatter, a rental service that’s geared towards design-minded and architecture-loving travelers. Rather than staying in someone’s conventional-style apartment, PlansMatter gives you access to awe-inspiring houses created by talented architects.

PlansMatter is the brainchild of co-founders Connie Lindor and Scott Muellner, a couple who met in architecture school at the University of Minnesota’s College of Design. “We were inspired to create PlansMatter by our love for architecture,” Lindor explains, “combined with seeing the need for a tool to help other people who love architecture find incredible places to stay while on vacation.”

So, where can you stay through PlansMatter? After four years of being in business, Lindor and Muellner have amassed an impressive array of rentals around the world. This includes a couple of homes designed by the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright as well as the breathtaking Pole House, an accommodation in Australia that’s elevated by slender beam and accessible via a long suspended walkway.

Like Airbnb, PlansMatter offers an in-depth report of amenities available in each home. There’s also a “Truths” section to prepare you for things you might encounter on your stay, such as lack of Wi-Fi.

View the entire set of listings on PlansMatter, and keep an eye on them for the future—Lindor and Muellner plan on adding even more architecture wonders.

If you're an architecture lover trying to plan a vacation, check out PlansMatter.

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Rolling Huts, Winthrop, WA, USA
Architect: Olson Kundig

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Shobac Enough House, Upper Kingsburg, NS, Canada
Architect: Mackay Lyons Sweetapple Architects

PlansMatter Vacation Planning

Shobac Cottages, Upper Kingsburg, NS, Canada
Architect: Mackay Lyons Sweetapple Architects

The vacation rentals site offers stunning architectural designs that you can stay in all across the world.

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OFF-GRID ItHOUSE, Pioneertown, CA, USA
Architect: Taalman Architecture

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Aufberg 113 Schwalbennest, Zell Am See, Salzburg, Austria
Architect: Andreas Meck

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Kinney House, Lancaster, WI, USA
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright

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Stoneflower, Heber Springs, AR, USA
Architect: E Fay Jones

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Praa Sands Beach House, Praa Sands, Cornwall, UK
Architect: Michaelis Boyd Associates

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Australia House, Tokamachi, Niigata, Japan
Architect: Andrew Burns Architects

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Seth Peterson Cottage
Architect: Mirror Lake, WI, USA

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Sawtooth Cabin, Schroeder, MN, USA
Architect: Snow Kreilich Architects

These are just some of their offerings.

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House of Light, Tokamachi, Niigata, Japan
Architect: James Turrell

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Saddle Peak House, Topanga, CA USA
Architect: Sant Architects

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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