So, you’d like to mix it up on your next big trip. On your travel checklist: a place to stay that’s equal parts offbeat and off the grid.

We've got you covered. Here, six kooky alternatives to generic hotels.

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LITTLE PINKY, MARFA, TEXAS

This renovated vintage trailer is just 18 feet in length and available to rent for $120 a night. But it's not just the vivid color that's cool. Its home, El Cosmico, is a 21-acre desert campground filled with similar trailers, tents and teepees. Your sure-to-be-eccentric neighbors alone might be worth the whole thing.

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THE UNDERWATER ROOM, TANZANIA

Travel to the Manta Resort and book a stay at this Swedish-engineered floating structure. It's a cool $1,500 a night, but the three-level bunk (below sea level) offers 360-degree views of fish, squid, octopuses and whatever else the Indian Ocean would like to show you.

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GLASS IGLOO, FINLAND

Northern Lights more your thing? This glass dome at the Kakslauttanen Resort ($389 a night) gives you a front seat to all the action. (FYI: Peak season for the lights begins the third week of August and lasts through April.)

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THE BUBBLE HOTEL, FRANCE

Down in France, you can also sleep in a bubble when you book a night in one of these transparent pods, sprinkled throughout the countryside just east of Marseille. The bubble itself is just 13 feet in diameter, but for $125 a night, it comes with an uninterrupted view of the stars (telescope included).

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TREEHOTEL, SWEDEN

You know we love ourselves a treehouse. But this hotel room goes one step further, being modeled after a real bird?s nest. At 180 square feet in size, it?s been designed to accommodate a family of four. There are separate bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room and a retractable staircase ($550 a night for couples, $50 extra per kid).

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CAPSULE HOTEL, NETHERLANDS

Channel your inner James Bond (er, Wes Anderson) in one of these survivor pods that float on the Hague ($70 a night). What's inside? Hammock beds.

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