airbnb launches $1 million fund to finance world's most unique homes
 

airbnb launches $1 million fund to finance world's most unique homes

airbnb is searching for the world’s wildest home ideas and has launched a $1 million fund to make them a reality. the competition calls on design enthusiasts to submit proposals for unconventional and unusual liveable spaces, and will award ten winners $100,000 each.

airbnb launches $1 million fund to finance world's most unique homes

an elephant-sized stay stands six stories tall on the jersey shore in the united states. it was originally built in 1881 as an architectural folly designed to attract real estate buyers to the seaside town of margate.

 

 

the ten lucky winners will receive unique airbnb fund financing after being chosen by an expert judging panel that includes architecture firm MVRDV. the other judges includes tony and grammy award-winning actor billy porter, airbnb superhost kristie wolfe, and the famed big idaho potato hotel.

airbnb launches $1 million fund to finance world's most unique homes

the sheep wagon at shash dine on the navajo route in the US is an eco retreat that repurposes wagons from the 1920s

 

 

‘the unique airbnb fund is a great initiative that makes hospitality exciting,’ MVRDV partner fokke moerel said in a statement.it will empower people to create new spaces with daring, imaginative and fantastic architecture. personal wunderkammers will be created for guests to appreciate and be inspired by.’

airbnb launches $1 million fund to finance world's most unique homes

the camaya bali suboya is a magical bamboo house in bali, indonesia

 

 

design enthusiasts have until april 15, 2020, to submit their proposals on the airbnb website. all submissions will be scored against criteria based on creativity, feasibility, sustainability and social good.

airbnb launches $1 million fund to finance world's most unique homes

the floripa house seemingly levitates on the mountains in santa catarina, brazil, thanks to its glass walls that allow to enjoy a 360 degree view over the territory. it was inspired with ecological awareness in mind and the idea of eusing materials hence the exterior embellishments.

 

 

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. the home-sharing company says the fund has been inspired by the ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ of the it’s three co-founders and is meant to ‘enable anyone with an extraordinary house idea to design and build it into a reality, and share it with travellers all over the world.’

airbnb launches $1 million fund to finance world's most unique homes

the big idaho potato hotel is the work of kristie wolfe. inside, it has no windows and its interior consists of one large room.

 

 

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. applicants can draw inspiration from a plethora of unconventional airbnb stays, including an elephant-sized stay and a UFO futuro styled flying saucer.

airbnb launches $1 million fund to finance world's most unique homes

the beautiful dome with mountain views in rio negro, argentina, was built following sacred geometry patterns inspired by the sphere

airbnb launches $1 million fund to finance world's most unique homes

the boot — fairytale accommodation is located in nelson, new zealand

airbnb launches $1 million fund to finance world's most unique homes

the boot in tasman is a cottage in the shape of a giant boot with a spiral staircase, designed by local couple steve and judy richards

airbnb launches $1 million fund to finance world's most unique homes

the cabane spa zen in raray, france 

airbnb launches $1 million fund to finance world's most unique homes

the UFO futuro styled flying saucer is one-of-a-kind sleeps four is located in the heart of south pembrokeshire in the UK

 

project info

 

company: airbnb
fund: unique airbnb fund

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