Airbnb has launched a 10 million fundraising to encourage the creation of some of the strangest and most unique places that have unique features in the world.
In May, Airbnb redesigned its website to help visitors discover off-track locations.
According to the application, the vacation rental place will offer 100 people $ 100,000 for unforgettable stays, such as “Desert Living Donuts”.
Projects should have a wow factor, considering the environment and be completed by August 2023.
Applications will be checked and projects will be selected by a jury comprising American designer Iris Apfel and Sydney-based architect Koichi Takada.
“The fund is shaped in part by the growing trend of flexible living that has emerged in the past two years,” according to Airbnb, which highlighted guests’ hunger for “more unexpected spaces that become destinations themselves.”
In 2021, Airbnb added over 30,000 unique listings and OMG! The category, which was introduced last month, features the most unusual of these: a cow shed, top crane suite, windmill, snow aglow, yellow submarine, underground bunker, and any number of tree houses.
Airbnb added 56 categories in May, sorted by style, location and proximity to travel activity. Searches can be limited by priority, such as amazing views, bed and breakfast, creative places, historic houses, famous cities, off-the-grid, small houses, or of course OMG!
As part of OMG! The fund is designed to feature more unique floor homes, such as the Big Idaho Potato Hotel in Boys, Idaho, which looks like a large potato from the outside and offers comfortable accommodation with a fireplace. And a carved antler chandelier.
The stay at the Deluxe Cord Wagon Farm near Las Vegas offers horseback riding, cattle drive and a rodeo.
Airbnb outperforms rivals Expedia Group Inc. And Booking Holdings Inc. He said he expects the summer to be one of the best ever in the industry, despite high gas prices and cancellations of flights.
The focus on exclusive properties is helping the company differentiate its offerings as it discusses the benefits of Airbnb on hotel rooms.
The San Francisco-based company said the number of nights booked on exclusive properties globally increased by more than 49 percent between 2019 and 2021.
The fund closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 22 ET. The panel will select 100 recipients over the next several months. Airbnb aims to complete its newly built sites next year.