Airbnb is searching for the world’s ‘wackiest’ home ideas

Posted by Anita Froneman on 12 March 2020

Airbnb is searching for the world’s wildest home ideas and has launched a $1 million (about R16.4 million) fund to make them a reality. The Unique Airbnb Fund is the company’s first-ever $1 million program designed to find and help finance the most unconventional and unusual liveable spaces on the planet.

All submissions will be scored against criteria based on creativity, feasibility, sustainability and social good.


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‘The only thing better than pushing the boundaries of style, is empowering others to do the same,’ says style icon, Billy Porter. ‘I’m thrilled to join Airbnb in this global search for the most outrageous, spectacular home ideas ever. I can’t wait to see these concepts developed by design lovers from around the world firsthand.’

Searches for unexpected and unique spaces – such as shepherds huts, windmills and tiny houses – have increased by nearly 70 percent over last year on Airbnb. Some of the most booked listings of all time include domes, RVs, treehouses, and yurts across the world.

Entries to the Unique Airbnb Fund are open until 15 April 2020. The ten winners will be selected by the panel of judges mentioned above by 15 May 2020. For more information, see the Official Rules.

Design enthusiasts can submit their proposals at

Also read: You can spend the night in Lucy the Elephant on Airbnb

Image: Instagram/Airbnb

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