Airbnb Launches Million-Dollar Fund To Create Unusual Homes

The accommodation booking site, Airbnb, has launched an unusual idea. They have initiated a fund with which they will help people to create unique and quirky homes. The Unique Airbnb Fund offers 10 people an opportunity to build their dream home. This fund offers cash worth $1 Million to winners.

Creative people are given a chance to make ‘unconventional and unusual live-able spaces’ through this fund. But it is not as easy as it sounds. Airbnb launched a competition for the most unique home idea to fund its making.

Your entry will be judged by three panelists. The panel includes Emmy and Grammy award winner, Billy Porter, architecture firm MVRDV and Airbnb super host at the Big Idaho Hotel, Kristie Wolfe. The criteria on which you’ll have to excel and your scores will be based are creativity, feasibility, sustainability and social good.

Billy Porter, in a statement from Airbnb said that the only thing which was better to push the boundaries of style was to give others the power to do the same. He added that he was thrilled to join Airbnb and be a part of this global search to find the most outrageous and spectacular home ideas ever. He couldn’t wait to see these concepts to be developed by design lovers from around the world firsthand.

Airbnb shared some of the pictures of its unique listings. It showed some of the most unusual homes like, Kristie’s massive potato, a UFO based in Redberth UK and a Magical Bamboo house constructed in Bali. On the Jersey Shore, you can also kip in on an elephant or you may also head to Nelson, New Zealand, and live like you are in a real-fairy tale while staying inside a giant boot.

Airbnb also shared photographs of other great and unique houses like The Sheep Wagon at the Shash Dine Eco-Retreat in the US and a stunning Sky Dome pod. It offers unbelievable views of the Patagonia mountains.

The idea of building unusual homes came to Airbnb when they came to know that in the last year, searches for unusual homes like windmill and shepherds’ hut have gone up by almost 70 per cent.

FokkeMoerel, partner of MVRDV, said that the Unique Airbnb Fund was a great initiative to make hospitality exciting. It will give people the power to make new spaces with daring, imaginative and fantastic architecture. He added that personal Wunderkammers will be created for guests to appreciate it and be inspired.

15th April was the last date to submit your entry. The winners of this unique competition will be selected on 15th May, after analyzing their creativity and feasibility of the idea.