HMS Owl Air Control Tower By NC500

Jan 30, 2019

Category: Living

Scotland’s storied history might not be the first thing you think of when you hear “WWII,” but the country’s focus on aero operations during the period was surprisingly astute. During the era of wartime flight and aeronautical ingenuity, it wasn’t uncommon to stumble upon piecemeal runways, flight lines, and control towers — but now, one Scottish family has decided to turn a once-forgotten air traffic control space into a rentable home — boasting more character than any modern day offering.

The four-story HMS Owl Air Control Tower was erected within the Scottish Highlands, surrounded by a flat, barren landscape that exudes an aura of derelict descent. A matte black exterior gives the five-year renovation an undeniably dark feel, coupled with Crittall steel windows and an exposed brick facade to give the space a hint of modernity. From the top floor of the tower, guests can experience immaculate views of the surrounding area, complete with antique furniture and a king-size bed that are as comforting as they are aesthetically unique. Between rustic charm and undeniable WWII heritage, the HMS Owl Air Control Tower is the perfect getaway for anyone who’s in the market for a once-in-a-lifetime experience — and for only $99 a night on Airbnb, this might just be your next big motivator for a remarkable European escape.

Purchase: $99+

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Living

adidas Gives Its Terrex Swift A High-Performance, Sock-Collared GTX Update

Bestowing the already outstanding hiking boot with a host of visual & performance updates.

Posted By Staff


Benchmade's Best-Selling Bugout Knife Is Even Better With Premium Materials

Including a Bohler M390 blade and beautiful machined aluminum handles.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Featured Image

Nat Geo Adds a New 69-Cabin Cruise Ship To Its Polar Expedition Fleet

So you can see the furthest reaches of the planet in luxurious comfort.

Posted By

Sep 21, 2021

Featured Image

The 12 Best Small Camping Trailers You Can Buy

Compact, lightweight tow-behind sleeping & living accommodations for adventure.

Posted By

Sep 22, 2021

Featured Image

How A Clean Home Can Improve Your Daily Life

The proven mental and physical health benefits to maintaining a tidy home.

Posted By

Sep 17, 2021

Featured Image

Bruder’s Burly EXP-8 All-Season Camper Trailer Redefines Outdoor Escapism

A spacious mobile abode balancing backcountry capability & luxury comfort.

Posted By

Sep 16, 2021