Airbnb Wants You to Spend the Night in a Cable Car Suspended 9,000 Feet Above the French Alps
If you've ever wanted to spend the night in an impossibly high location, good news! Airbnb is offering you the chance to spend the night in a cable car suspended 9,000 feet in the air above the French Alps! Oh, and did I mention that it's outfitted with furniture and decor that are more luxurious than what you probably have in your actual home? Because it is. Doesn't that sound positively dreamy? Well, actually, yes... as long as you're not afraid of heights or anything.
According to Fast Co. Design, this unusual accommodation is the latest competition for Airbnb's "A Night At" initiative. All you have to do to win a stay in it is to head on over to the contest page (which, of course, is formatted like an actual Airbnb page), click "Contact Host," and pen 100 words about why you want to spend a night in a cable car several thousand feet above the ground. To be fair, it's pretty swanky; located in (above?) the town of Courcheval, the cable car houses an actual apartment capable of hosting four guests at a time. Again, though, you might want to steer clear if you don't do well with heights.
According to the contest page, the whole stay will be an experience from start to finish. If you win, you'll be shuttled up the mountains on snowmobiles on March 6; the evening includes food, wine, and one heck of a view. The next day, you'll take to the slopes and ski your heart out. You have until February 25 to enter, so hurry up if you want a shot at winning it. I don't know what sort of criteria Airbnb uses to judge the entries, but my guess is that a little creativity my help you stand out from the crowd.
As Design Taxi pointed out, this isn't the first time Airbnb has done a stunt like this; previous contests have included a stay in a refurbished KLM plane and an IKEA. Is anyone else kind of curious about what might be next? How about...
1. A Submarine
Preferably a yellow one.
2. The Cave of Wonders
What? The Cave of Wonders isn't real? Nonsense!
Or maybe just a really big wardrobe.
Given that Hobbiton is a permanent fixture in New Zealand now, that one actually might happen.
5. The Tower of London
For the history buffs of the world. Or the morbid people of the world. Or both. At the same time.
6. Stark Tower
Bonus points if it comes with a zillion Iron Man suits.