Friends Create 'World's Worst Airbnb' And People Actually Book To Stay
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A group of friends set out to design the 'world's worst Airbnb' and ended up actually taking a few bookings.
Rhys Simmons, Jamie Kamaz and Hitchin are a gang of mates who also have a YouTube channel called 'Passion Squad' upon which they upload their antics, pranks and stunts.
This time out, the idea was to create an Airbnb property that was literally a mattress and a bedside table in the middle of a field in London, with only a lamp and two glasses of water for accessories.
To make things even better, the stuff they used to set up the 'property' was all gathered for nothing on Facebook Marketplace.
Much to their surprise, they actually had a fair bit of interest once they listed it on the accommodation rental website, and - if they had actually decided to take these people's money off them - they could have turned a profit from their enterprise.
Rhys, from Enfield in North London, explained: "Myself & some mates came together to create the worst Airbnb ever seen.
"We gathered together a load of items we found on FB for free to assemble a terrible Airbnb experience.
"But to our surprise when we uploaded this thing on to Airbnb, we had an insane amount of interest for people to come and stay within our establishment."
"We were not pleased with the previous price on our last Airbnb stay, so we decided to take it upon ourselves to make our own.
"It led us to create what is almost definitely the worst Airbnb ever created."
Well, there has to be worse and more expensive places to stay in London, given how much everything costs there.
They never expected anyone to actually take any interest in it, let alone ask if they could stay there, but that's exactly what some folks went and did.
Who would do such a thing? Outdoors enthusiasts, or maybe just folks who are sick of staying in a Premier Inn?
We'll never know, because they didn't actually take their money off them. It would have been pretty cruel, when you think about it.
Despite that, the boys are really proud of their achievement, and rightly so.
Rhys added: "This was an insane accomplishment. To create the worst Airbnb in the world and then get a crazy amount of requests to stay is something that we will never forget.
"You never know, we may have to open this thing up for full-time business!"