One hundred people with the 100 most incredible proposals $ 100,000 each to create their own creation and make it bookable on Airbnb.
Boot houses, UFO houses or Giant Potatoes, it doesn’t matter: what matters is that they make people exclaim “Wow!” to those who observe them. An almost childlike expression that evokes that sense of absolute and total wonder that one felt as a child and that is increasingly difficult to feel. And “Fondo Wow” is the name chosen by Airbnb for its latest, unique initiative. Until July 22nd, in fact, designers (or aspiring ones), architects and do-it-yourself experts from all over the world can send their application to receive 100,000 dollars to finance the construction of an absolutely crazy and bizarre home to be put later. for rent on Airbnb within the WOW category, which collects the most original accommodations.
The one hundred winners will be chosen by a jury composed of Iris Apfel (centenary style icon), Koichi Takada (founder of the studio) based on originality, feasibility, the type of experience that guests could have inside the space and sustainability. global Koichi Takada Architects known for emotional design inspired by the natural world), Bruce Vaughn (former Creative Director of Disney and Vp of Experiential Creative Product at Airbnb) and Kristie Wolfe (Airbnb superhost and creator of accommodations such as Crystal Peak Lookout, the home on the mast at Big Island, Shipwreck House and the Potato Hotel).
“When the Idaho Potato Commission wanted to get rid of a 6-ton potato, – says Kristie Wolfe – I literally took it out of her hand and spent $ 32,000 to turn it into an Airbnb. I went from earning $ 13 an hour to grossing $ 208,000 in less than three years, and I invested this amount to build other accommodations that allow me to express my creativity and connect with hundreds of people. “
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