Airbnb has let guests stay in some pretty wild homes over the years. That’s included everything from a giant Idaho potato to the world’s last Blockbuster store. The site has even let people book Scooby Doo‘s Mystery Machine and a UFO in the middle of the desert. You can even take your friends all aboard to live in a yellow submarine. But now the company is giving its customers a whole lot of money to design even more outrageous places. And with ten million dollars on the line, we expect to see some new abodes that make dreams a reality. Especially if they’re really, really weird dreams.
Airbnb’s $10,000,000 OMG! Fund contest will pick 100 winners who want to build their wildest, whackiest, quirkiest homes. Each entrant picked by Airbnb will receive $100,000 to put towards their dream house. To apply all you have to do is describe your idea. If selected, you’ll turn your concept into a real plan with blueprints.
If you want to enter (and why wouldn’t you?) you have until July 22. These are the four things Airbnb says its team of judges will keep in mind when picking the winners:
- Originality: A winning design will be more than just different. It should be surprising, one-of-a-kind, and inspire people to reimagine what a home can be.
- Feasibility: Your entry should be achievable and able to pass building inspections and the like. It will also need to be completed by August 2023.
- Experience: The interior should be as memorable as the exterior, striking a perfect balance between oddball concept and comfortable home.
- Sustainability: Think green. Consider using clean energy and recycled materials. Your home should have a big impact on guests and a small one on the planet.
We’re not saying the weirder the better, we’re just saying the weirder the better the chances we’ll love it. And if you do get to build your most absurd home make sure you tell us. We’re always on the lookout for the strangest hotels we can find.