Airbnb Launches US$1 Million Fund to Build World’s Most Unconventional Home

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As the world’s largest marketplace for homes, Airbnb has helped millions of hospitality entrepreneurs monetise their spaces. But aside from just building this guest community, the group has other home ideas up their sleeve. Right now, they are on the hunt for the world’s wildest home ideas by dreaming these unusual living spaces into a reality with a US$1 million fund. 

From now until April 16, design enthusiasts can submit their proposals for a chance to turn blueprints into their very own live property. Each submission will be scored against criteria based on creativity, feasibility, sustainability and social good. The purpose of this competition is to enable anyone with an extraordinary idea to design it, build it and ultimately share it with travelers from all across the globe. 

Ten winners of the Unique Airbnb Fund will be selected by an expert panel of judges including Emmy, Tony and Grammy award-winning actor Billy Porter, Airbnb superhost Kristie Wolfe of Big Idaho Potato Hotel and global architecture firm MVRDV. The winners of the award and grant will be announced by Airbnb on May 15.

For some quirky and whimsical inspiration, here are some unconventional Airbnb homes on the market. 

To enter the Unique Airbnb Fund competition, apply here

Dara Chau