Sleep inside folk art wonderland Paradise Garden

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Paradise Garden
The grounds at Paradise Garden

Photograph by Audra Melton

Nearly 50 years ago, God inspired Howard Finster to build Paradise Garden, an enormous display of sculptures and paintings scattered among a mirror-covered tree house, a tornado of rusted bicycles, and a towering church. Now Airbnb makes it easy to spend the night there. The nonprofit that maintains the compound in Summerville, roughly 90 miles northwest of Atlanta, offers guests a cozy one-bedroom bungalow decorated by Atlanta’s Summer Loftin—and unlimited access to Finster’s creation. Take a midnight tour if you please, with garden cats Calvin and Hobbes underfoot.

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