The guests lived in a Kitty and Michael mushroom-shaped apartment since 2009, a year after the founding of Airbnb in San Francisco.
“Since then, place has collected about 1,300 reviews, and guests from around the world come to live in a tiny 10 square meters,” — said in a press release Airbnb, highlighting the bizarre history of the company.
The site describes the apartment as an “geodesic dome loft & a large deck in the trees, you’ll feel like you’re in a tree house in the woods,” which is located on ten acres of land in the small town of Aptos, not far from Santa Cruz.
It can accommodate three people (two on the mattress and one on the sofa bed), and the bathroom has an autonomous compost toilet, because in the end it is an environmentally conscious project from central California.
Guests are warned that there will be a lot of noise here:
“If you want a noisy place, you won’t like it here: most of the sound here comes from the birds or crickets chirping, the tree frogs croaking and the breeze blowing through the trees. People do live on the land here though, so don’t expect it to be totally devoid of human sounds and the occasional chain saw”
“A cozy and clean semi-rustic cottage” is the one that made Airbnb more successful: it offers unusual vacation spots that are unconventional and are far from a tasteless hotel room or a luxury serviced apartment.
In addition to the mushroom-inspired dome, the company noted that Airbnb still has many offers: 14,000 tiny houses, more than 4,000 castles, and more than 2,400 tree houses.