11 of the Strangest (Both Good and Bad) Airbnb Listings

Airbnb is filled with some fantastic and nightmarish properties and some just plain weird ones. Here are a few of the strangest both on the good and bad side.

The All-In-One Apartment

This startlingly strange space no longer listed on the site looks ok at first glance, especially when you read the list of amenities. It's only when you notice the shower in the kitchen and, even worse, the toilet right beside the bed that you realize that something is just not right here. For $35 a night in Paris, it's a great deal -assuming you're comfortable smelling your own business after using the bathroom.

Steve's Backyard

This listing has since been pulled, but while live, a man named Steve offered the generous luxury of staying in his backyard. You had your option of pitching your tent in Steve's backyard for only $80 a night. Don't have a tent? Steve would even rent you one and give you breakfast for an extra fee. You even had access to his house bathrooms.

Jeff Goodby's Office Chair

You might not know who Jeff Goodby is, but he is famous for being the man who created the "Got Milk" slogan. Now you can rent his chair from 9-5 on Friday while Jeff is out of the office. What you do with that time is up to you.

The First Ever "Tesla Hotel"

"Cozy" might be the best term for this situation, but "comfy" or "affordable" it is not. This is Steve Sasman's Tesla ad he thinks it seems reasonable for people to pay $85 a night to sleep in his garage on the air mattress in the car's backend. As for amenities, Steve threw in access to satellite radio and a few battery-operated candles so you can really enjoy the camping experience.

A Van in NYC

Sure it might not offer a bathroom, but this van does promise guests a view -supposedly one of The Empire State Building. For only $28 a night (including a $6 cleaning fee), guests could stay right in Queens, close to Manhattan in a clean, warm bed -inside an inoperable van.

A Tent in Mountain View, CA

Only a block away from Google X, this impressive listing is only $46 a night. The only problem? It's simply a tent in someone's backyard. The listing was originally put up by John Potter, a freelance Web developer, who meant it as a joke but was shocked when people started lining up to book the space. He ended up removing the listing eventually when demand got too high.

1 Square Meter House

One thing this rental could never be accused of is having a misleading title. It is simply a 1 square meter dwelling with a nightstand and wifi. You can even carry your tiny home wherever you want. Best of all? It's by far the most affordable option in Berlin, going for only one Euro a night.

The Open Book

Ever wish you could operate a quaint bookstore in Scotland? Then here's your chance to pretend to own your own adorable bookstore while sleeping in the apartment upstairs. You'll have your own volunteer staff and in you'll need to commit to keeping the store open 40 hours a week and updating the blog, but how you operate things is completely up to you.

A Land Boat

Sure it's a boat, but it isn't floating on the water. This crazy property in Marina Del Ray, CA is totally grounded and entirely unique and located on the backend of a boat converted into an apartment building. Of course, if you want to be on the water, you don't need to go far since the land-based ship is parked only a block away from the beach.

A Floating House

Don't like the look of a boat but wish you could sleep floating on water? Then check out this full 2 bedroom home that floats along the waters of the famous Thames. Complete with a yard decorated with a dog house and real apple tree, this adorable floating home was part of a contest by Airbnb to drum up business in London.

A Night in the Catacombs

Not many people would fantasize about sleeping in the world's largest graveyard, but when it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as part of a Halloween contest, you can bet people were chomping at the bit to get their chance to stay in the Paris catacombs. Sure the space probably has rats, no heater and no bathroom, but when else will you get the chance to sleep in one of the world's creepiest destinations?

Of course, that's not the only time Airbnb has converted a surprising space into a once-in-a-lifetime sleeping space. They also did the same with Fenway Park, an Olympic ski jump and the home court of the Chicago Bulls.

There are certainly some strange listings on Airbnb, both good and bad. If you want to roll the dice and try one of the spaces for yourself, here's a $20 credit to get you started. Of course, if you prefer a more traditional hotel, here's our list of the most unique hotels in the world and another list of some of the strangest hotel rooms available.


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