New vacation rental site Tansler is a bit like Priceline meets Airbnb. In reverse auction style, the renter makes a committed offer to a selection of potential owners, and the first one to accept gets the booking (and the payment) immediately. For those who find emailing with individual owners time consuming, Tansler can get you closer to vacation that much quicker.
In other news, meditation rooms and chapels are the new wine cellars, and this vacation home is shaped like a dune. See the headlines after the jump.
• Tansler: Priceline Meets Airbnb | Fast Company
• There's No Place Like Om | The Wall Street Journal
• Crazy Little Beach House Emulates Tall, Narrow Sand Dunes | Curbed