Placecrush: Stay in a spherical treehouse on Vancouver Island

Free Spirit Sphere

It’s safe to say we’re suckers for unusual spots to stay (just check out these places in the UK and Europe), but here’s one a little further afield: spherical treehouses on Vancouver Island. Climb the 14-odd feet of steps, enter the cunningly engineered curved door, and climb into one of the Free Spirit Spheres, which hang on webs of ropes that keep the four vessels off the … [Read more...]

Campaign to save Airbnb in New York hits 200,000 supporters


A campaign to support Airbnb to continue operating in New York City has now attracted over 200,000 supporters. It has now set a target of 250,000 supporters on its petition to the New York Senate. The campaign was started by a New York host on the sharing economy support site Peers, and was later emailed around Airbnb's membership by the site's management. However, the … [Read more...]