Stables, barns and monasteries may not be the first options you search for when looking for a place to stay on your next vacation. However, travelers across the world are opting to stay in converted homes, which showcase how you can turn any type of building or structure into a comfortable living space with a little imagination. These properties offer distinctive architectural details, enviable locations, abundant space and natural light.
We curated a list of ten converted homes available to rent through Vrbo. These options range from barns to chapels, with the original character of each home still preserved over the years.
Trecastagni, Italy - Converted Winery
This three bedroom converted winery in Trecastagni, Italy is built of grey lava stone, with a wine press still visible among the spacious interior. Within walking distance to the beautiful village of Trecastagni, this unique Sicilian home will give you the chance to live like a true local.
Hudson Valley - Four Bedroom Stone Mill Home
This historic 18th century stone mill has been transformed into a mid-century designed home. Set within nature, this property features waterfalls, stone walls, and large outdoor entertaining spaces. The location is ideal for a relaxing escape, being just two hours north of New York City in the Hudson Valley.
Downtown Charleston - Five Bedroom Wedding Chapel
Previously a wedding chapel, this five bedroom home is located in the heart of downtown Charleston, SC. The spacious interior, convenient location, outdoor patio and hot tub that this home offers will make for the perfect girls weekend.
Pembrokeshire, UK - Rural Six Bedroom Cottage
The spacious Swallow Barn and Cottage in Pembrokeshire, UK will be your home away from home on your next trip. Featuring sea views, large grounds and a pet-friendly atmosphere, this converted rural barn has everything you need for a relaxing, fun and memorable vacation.
Petrignano Del Lago - Double Story Farmhouse
This double story farmhouse in Petrignano Del Lago, Italy has been converted from an original grain store, retaining the beautiful brickwork windows of the old building. Situated on a wine and olive farm, this property offers a shaded outdoor seating area, terraced pool, and convenient commute to the small and charming village of Petrignano.
Tuscany, Italy - Four Bedroom Monastery
This charming converted monastery is nestled in the hills of San Pietro a Marcigliano, Italy. Still retaining the architectural integrity of the original building, this renovated home is surrounded by olive trees, vineyards, a sparkling swimming pool and breathtaking views.
Rotherhithe, London - Converted Pump House
Conveniently located in Canada Water and Central London, this converted Pump House is ideal for group vacations. Arranged with natural decor and a subtle African theme, this property sleeps up to ten people. Previous guests rave about the location, which is just steps away from the Jubilee tube line and easy access to almost anywhere in London.
Shaftsbury, VT - Rustic Barn House
This converted barn is situated on six and a half acres in Shaftsbury, VT. The rustic and cozy feel of this home along with the beautiful mountain views will make you never want to leave. This property is secluded and off the beaten path, but also a short drive to downtown Bennington.
Wiltshire, UK - Historic Three Bedroom Chapel
This chapel in Wiltshire, UK was originally built in 1836 and later converted into a quirky and comfortable living space. Featuring 30 foot high ceilings and Gothic windows, this home retains all of its original history and character. The large communal spaces make this home perfect for spending time with family and friends.