This isn't a post about the latest startup. The Landmark Trust has been around since 1965, buying up historic properties and restoring them to their former glory. However, the UK-based nonprofit is taking a page out of the Airbnb book and letting you stay in about 200 of their castles, villas, and even pineapples.
Each property comes with a history lesson. The pineapple-shaped house in Dunmore, Scotland was built in the 18th century and was home to the 4th Earl of Dunmore, who was the former Governor of Virginia (and forcibly removed from his post 1777. Revolution!).
Besides being educational, it's also a bargain. The Pineapple sleeps four and is £237 for four nights—that's £14.81 per person per night. And it's not just rural Scotland—an Italian villa that sleeps 16 is £18.47 per person per night.
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