By Alison Fox
August 22, 2019
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Getting on an airplane can sometimes be a draining experience: the idea of squeezing into a narrow seat for hours on end and trying to sleep in a sitting up position isn’t exactly our idea of a fun time. Although planes are often a necessary part of getting to your destination (and who doesn’t love a vacation?), they usually aren’t the most comfortable.

This plane, however, is a little different.

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You can sleep lying down and even use the bathroom in the cockpit inside this plane parked in a small town in the western part of France. This plane is one of the world’s most unique Airbnbs.

The one-bedroom plane-turned-house is parked at a campsite in Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef, about 270 miles from Paris. Bright red floors and old airplane seats around the dining table make you feel ready for takeoff, but the full working kitchen and attached deck will ensure you’re happy you stayed on the ground.

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The plane and campsite is only a couple of minutes from the sea and in the summer months there’s a on-site pool with water slides to play on.

Travelers have to bring a few essentials like sheets and towels, but it’s worth it to say you used the bathroom in the cockpit of an airplane (one guest called the toilet’s location “unforgettable”).

“We had the impression of sleeping in a toy, everything was super nice to discover!” wrote Amélie, who stayed in 2017. “In addition the reception was very good, the place was clean, perfect!”

And Lene Roe, who stayed in June, wrote that if people “are looking for a funny and different experience this is the place to stay.”

Maggie, who stayed in 2016, agreed, writing that the plane was “Not just a camp site, it's an experience! Very welcoming and accommodating.”

Book a stay in this plane on Airbnb.com starting at $100/night.

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