Want to take your next hotel stay to a whole new level? If you were inspired by the $200 a night homemade igloo that hit AirBnB during Winter Storm Jonas this weekend, we don’t blame you!

Those opportunistic Brooklynites may not be the next big thing when it comes to hoteliers (no one checked into their icebox, unsurprisingly), but it got us thinking about some of the more creative alternatives to your standard hotel room. And we found some pretty cool stuff! Here are five of the coolest and wackiest hotels around the world, from underwater hotel suites to rooms composed entirely of salt. Prepare to be amazed!

1.) Glass Igloos in Finland

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Smit / Shutterstock

Pegged as an Arctic resort, Hotel Kakslauttanen sits near Urho Kekkonen National Park in northern Finland. If seeing the Northern Lights by night is your dream, definitely check into one of their signature glass igloos. Even if you’re not lucky enough to catch the light show, you’ll still have an incredible view of the starry night sky.

If you’d prefer a bit more privacy—and a lot more snow—check out their more traditional snow igloos. Somehow inside temperatures manage to stay livable, even when it is -40°F. Down sleeping bags are provided to help keep out the chill.

2.) Underwater Overnights in Florida

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Ewais / Shutterstock

If the Arctic tundra isn’t your jam, you can warm up—underwater!—in Key Largo, Florida. The Jules’ Undersea Lodge is the world’s first underwater hotel, and it has some strict requirements for guests to check in to the property. To stay overnight some 21 feet below the water’s surface, you must be scuba certified. If you fit the bill, you can truly sleep with the fishes and even have pizza delivered by scuba divers to your room!

3.) Feeding Giraffes in Kenya

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Byelikova Oksana / Shutterstock

With its art deco features and its stately façade, Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya doesn’t immediately look all that unique. At first glance, it could pass as just another boutique hotel! Don’t let that fool you, though—a herd of Rothschild giraffes lives on the hotel’s 12-acre property. They’ll often pay a visit to the guests by poking their necks in the windows of the hotel in hopes of receiving something to eat. Animal lovers, add this one to your bucket list!

4.) Vintage Airplanes in Costa Rica

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Vadim Georgiev / Shutterstock

Like Giraffe Manor, the Hotel Costa Verde in Costa Rica is also deceptively ordinary looking. Nestled in between Manuel Antonio National Park and the Pacific Ocean, this hotel’s claim to fame is its 727 Fuselage room. The suite is literally built inside of a 1965 Boeing 727 airframe, perched in the jungle treehouse style. This two-bedroom suite looks very much like it fell from the sky. Bonus points: you’ll get gorgeous ocean and jungle views while “on board.”

5.) Salty Seclusion in Bolivia

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Matyas Rehak / Shutterstock

Right near the city of Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, an area known for its great salt flats, the Palacio de Sal hotel is—surprise!—made entirely of salt. Built in 1998, this place was the first salt hotel in the world, and its walls, floors, ceilings, and even its furniture are made entirely of salt. Cool! We just hope it doesn’t rain too much during your stay.

Even though Brooklyn’s igloo didn’t see any guests, there are still a ton of crazy places to spend the night around the world! Which of these wacky hotels would you like to stay in? Share your pick with us in the comments below.

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Suzy Guese

Suzy Guese is a travel writer from Denver, Colorado. She caught the travel bug after taking her very first flight at just three months old—she was headed for Disney World—and has been a total travel junkie ever since. From family car trips across North America to stints abroad in Europe, Suzy travels the globe with her redheaded temperament in search of sarcasm, stories, and travel tips to share with anyone willing to listen. She blogs about her travels at http://suzyguese.com.