AirBNB has announced a design competition to create a kooky rental structure—that they’ll fund, to the tune of $100,000, for you to build and rent out on their platform. They’re pledging $10 million in total, so “One hundred people with the craziest ideas will receive $100,000 each to make their creations possible and, ultimately, bookable.”
The company is seeking more custom for their OMG! Category, which boasts weird but technically habitable structures that are apparently growing in popularity among vacationers. Some examples of existing places you can rent:
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Stay in a windowless giant potato
Tenants must be willing to outrun Navy pilots
A house you have to mow
A sub optimal experience
Is heat-conductive metal really the best choice for a desert environment?
Be cool if you could actually take the train part into town
Is it me, or does the path of the blades intersect with the doorway?
The submission period runs until July 22nd, 2022. You can apply here.