Discover our unusual holiday rentals. Go back to childhood and experience a different sort of stay in aour tree-houses, yurts, wigwams, barges, gypsy caravans, etc., or our gîtes, rentals and bed & breakfasts located in original places, former churches or schools, abbeys, forts or troglodyte houses.

Unusual accommodation, or a different type of holiday

Looking for something original?

The « Gites de France » quality label recently created a charter specific to unusual accommodation which guarantees comfort and originality in priviledged open-air surroundings

An unusual accommodation can be either a tree-house, a gipsy caravan, a yurt or even a wigwam and according to the formula offered has its own running either as a self-catering gîte, a bed & breakfast or a camp-site.

Each unusual accommodation has been carefully selected and guarantees comfort even though it is not typical at all for a different type of holiday.

The quality surroundings ensure peace and quiet.

The welcome is a family one and is based on availability, friendliness, exchanges inviting discovery, and on a generosity which encourage a good relationship between owners and holiday-makers.

See the list of all the Unusual accommmodation in the Alpes de Haute-Provence

The main approval citeria for each type of accommodation

Tree-houses

  • hygiene and safety standards must be met according to the regulations in force (departmental health regulations and building code if the hosting is assimilated with a gîte or bed & breakfast formula; camp-site regulations, if the hosting is assimilated with the Pré Vert formula). ;
  • a relaxation/living room;
  • fully-equipped bedroom(s),
  • complete private working gîte or bed & breakfast-type bathroom and toilet facilities, or shared bathroom and toilet block in the case of a camp-site formula;
  • night + breakfast for bed & breakfast type formula: a copious breakfast (home-made products welcome);
  • a kitchenette with burners, sink, fridge, quality cooking implements suited to the capacity of the accommodation, in the case of a gîte type formula ;
  • primarily wood construction.

2. Yurts :
- these are traditional Mongolian yurts with mostly traditional Mongolian furniture;
- the member will register the yurt with the Town Hall, and produce a buidling permit for the Relais Départemental if the accommodation's surface area exceeds 20 m² ;
- the flooring or the ground will be waterprood;
- the interior decoration of the yurt is left to the discretion of the Relais Départemental according to the formula (gîte, bed & breakfast, camp-site) ;
- it must be heated by a wood-burning stove and the wood is supplied to the clients;
- comfortable bedding, storage space and complete private bathroom and toilet facilities or shared bathroom and toilet block in the case of a camp-site formula.

3. Wigwams:
- the wigwams are only established in camp-sites registered with the Town Hall;
- the operator must produce a buidling permit for the Relais Départemental if the accommodation's surface area exceeds 35 m² ;
- the basic fittings will include comfortable bedding, and storage space suited to the capacity;
- shared bathroom and toilet block.


4. Gipsy caravans:
- the gipsy caravan is compulsorily stationary;
- the member will produce a site permit from the Town Hall for the Relais Départemental;

- this type of accommadation can operate in a gite, bed & breakfast or camp-site type formula;
- electricity and hot and cold water for the sink;
- a possible means of heating in all seasons must be provided;
- fully-equipped bedroom(s),
- complete private bathroom and toilet facilities incorporated into the caravan in gîte or bed & breakfast type formula, or bathroom and toilet block; or shared for camp-site formula;
- night + breakfast for bed & breakfast type formula: a copious breakfast (home-made products welcome);
- a kitchenette with burners, sink, fridge, quality cooking implements suited to the capacity of the accommodation, in the case of a gîte type formula ;
- a terrace or a fitted and equipped outdoor must be provided.

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