UFO Futuro-styled flying saucer in the United Kingdom. (Airbnb)Airbnb is giving out $10 million to create the craziest bookable properties around the world.
As part of its OMG! Fund, the San Francisco-based share-home company plans to help 100 people finance their "craziest ideas" and turn them into actual Airbnb.The company announced Wednesday that it's seeking ideas from "existing and aspiring designers, architects, DIYers and makers from around the globe" who have unique ideas such as the boot, the UFO house or the 6-tonne potato. AIRBNB CEO PREDICTS GUESTS WILL STAY 'WEEKS, MONTHS, OR EVEN ENTIRE SEASONS AT A TIME'The company saw a surge in bookings over the pandemic as a swath of the country worked from home and gained flexibility on where they could live.
Just last month, Airbnb announced it was already seeing a surge in summer travel bookings across the United States as employers continued to adopt hybrid models.