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Airbnb Launches Contest With $1 Million Prize for the Most Unique Home Design Ideas

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by Eben Diskin Mar 12, 2020

Airbnb listings offer some very unusual living spaces and travelers love them. According to Airbnb, searches for unique living spaces like windmills, huts, and tiny houses have increased by nearly 70 percent over the last year.

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To make sure the short-term rental platform keeps up with the high demand for unique accommodations, it is launching a $1 million fund to finance some of the world’s most unique living spaces.

Design enthusiasts are being encouraged to submit their unique home proposals to the website for the Unique Airbnb Fund, with all submissions scored on creativity, feasibility, sustainability, and social good (i.e. the advantages of the home for travelers, neighbors, and the community it is located in). The goal of the project is to allow anyone with an unconventional house idea to bring the project to fruition, and make it available to travelers.

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Ten winners of the Unique Airbnb Fund will be awarded $100,000 each, and will be chosen by a panel of style and design experts, including Grammy Award-winning actor Billy Porter, Airbnb Superhost Kristie Wolfe of the Big Idaho Potato Hotel, and architecture firm MVRDV.

You can enter the Unique Airbnb Fund contest from now through noon ET on April 15. Winners of the coveted $100,000 will be chosen by May 15.

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