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.