As the mercury rises, demand for vacation rentals is about to pick up. So why not break from the pack this summer and explore some of America's less, shall we say, "conventional" getaways?
How about spending the Fourth of July perched atop an active lighthouse (we dare you to find a better place to watch the fireworks), or barbecuing in front of a converted 1920s-era train caboose?
From floating inns to dome-shaped beach homes, mountain yurts to palatial log cabins, AOL Real Estate explores some of America's wildest vacation rentals. Click through the gallery to see the full list.
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