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Want to experience a place that’s out of this world, but can’t afford a $250,000 ticket to outer space? In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic moon landing, Airbnb is inviting travelers to stay at five “interstellar” homes around the globe—for just $11 a night. (Those interested in taking advantage of the meteoric deal will have a small window to score a reservation: bookings are only available tomorrow, July 20, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET.)

From a hand-made rocket ship in New Zealand to a futuristic flying saucer in the United Kingdom, these one-of-a-kind dwellings promise to transport voyagers to a galaxy far, far away—without having to leave Earth.

Unique and Secluded Airship

Nestled on a remote, four-acre parcel on a quiet island in Tobermory, Scotland, this quaint aluminum pod offers an escape like no other.

Fit for two, the sustainable residence touts a queen-size bed, a full bath, a kitchenette, a living room with floor-to-ceiling dragonfly windows, and a small lounge area with a fireplace. Guests can marvel at the Big Dipper or Orion’s Belt from the wooden deck, which overlooks the Sound of Mull.

Availability: October 24-26, November 21-23

Architect’s Off-Grid Stargazing

Solar lights line the driveway of this minimalist steel cabin in Twentynine Palms, California, which boasts a separate “stargazing portal” where guests can sleep in an open-air space beneath the glittering night sky.

The stylish industrial-style loft, which sleeps six, has a living room (complete with a pull-out couch and smart TV); a full bathroom with a rain shower; a kitchen with a gas stovetop; two bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed; and a dining room—all with mountain views. Additional outdoor perks include a fire pit, a hammock and a soaking tub.

Availability: August 9-11, 16-18

Apollo 11 Spaceship

Modeled after Apollo 11, this cozy one-bedroom capsule overlooking Mt. Cook in Pukaki, New Zealand, can accommodate up to two and features a toilet, shower, sink, and microwave. (And yes—there’s hot water and air conditioning.)

The property’s host, Peter, built the module from scratch and integrated a clear Perspex roof, so that guests can fall asleep while gazing at the stars.

Availability: September 13-15, 27-29

Moon Camp: A Joshua Retreat

Head to Joshua Tree, California, for this lunar-inspired desert getaway. Powered entirely by solar panels, the property has a main home and a guest house with more than enough room for six, including a king-size bed.

Amenities include a small gym and an outdoor area with a grill, a fire pit, and a hammock. There's also a telescope inside, for those who want a closer look at the constellations.

Availability: August 16-18, September 6-8

UFO Futuro-Styled Flying Saucer

Up to four guests can sleep inside this earthbound UFO in Redberth, England, accessible via a remote-controlled hatch.

Inside there are two convertible sofas and a double bed, plus a dining area, a wardrobe, and kitchen essentials including a kettle and a microwave. For those looking to cook, the quirky home features a covered outdoor barbecue area with seating.

Availability: October 24-26, November 21-23

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