Airbnb has come a long way since it first launched in 2008.
The house-sharing company has railroaded the hotel industry and recently celebrating reaching half a billion guest bookings around the world.
But what’s the most popular? The absolute pinnacle of the Airbnb house-sharing experience?
That would be a cabin in the woods shaped like a mushroom. It’s about 80 miles south of San Francisco, is owned by Kitty and Michael and it looks like this:
In the listing, Kitty and Michael describe it thus:
‘With a geodesic dome loft & a large deck in the trees, you’ll feel like you’re in a tree house in the woods. We have been listing with airbnb since July ’09 and have had the most reservations of any of their listings.’
That popularity comes with caveats, you have to plan ahead if you want to stay in the ‘shroom. It’s currently booked up until October, save for one day in August.
Airbnb was founded in San Francisco and Kitty and Michael’s place was one of the first listings to appear outside of the city.
‘Since then, it has amassed nearly 1,300 reviews, with guests coming from all over the world to stay in its tiny, 100-square-foot confines,’ Airbnb said in a statement.
We can see why, it looks particularly nice once the sun sets:
Airbnb has exploded in recent years and the growth shows no signs of stopping. The company is expected to file for an initial public offering (IPO) later this year and go public.
As well as the mushroom dome, there are another 14,000 tiny houses listed on Airbnb, as well as over 4,000 castles, and over 2,400 tree houses.
Plenty of choice for your next holiday.
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