A pair of friends who have their own YouTube channel set about creating the worldâs âworst Airbnbâ by plonking a mattress in the middle of a field, only to get an âinsaneâ amount of interest from prospective guests.
Their intentionally shoddy offering consisted of a mattress, bedside table, lamp and two wines glasses filled with water â all obtained for free via Facebook marketplace â placed in a field in North London.
Having used the Null Stern Hotel in Switzerland, known for its outdoor aesthetic, as their inspiration, the pair described the âpropertyâ as being created in the image of âone of the most exquisite and unique hotels in Europe. It has got easy access to wildlife, some fresh air, and peaceâ.
Although they didnât expect anyone to actually want to stay at their al fresco pad, the duo were surprised to receive numerous enquiries from prospective guests.
âMyself and some mates came together to create the worst Airbnb ever seen,â Simmons told The Mirror.
âWe gathered together a load of items we found on Facebook for free to assemble a terrible Airbnb experience.
âBut 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.â
He added: âThis 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.
âYou never know, we may have to open this thing up for full-time business.â
It comes after Airbnb announced that all Halloween parties would be banned at its properties in North America this year.
One-night bookings around Halloween have been cancelled in a bid to prevent house parties, with customers who had already paid for one-night rentals on those nights told their bookings have been scrapped and their money refunded.
Two and three-night reservations around Halloween will also be looked at by the Airbnb team, who may take action if the property is located near to the guestâs own home and they donât have a history of positive reviews on the platform.