Up until now, Londoners haven't been able to rent their homes on a short-term basis without the fear of being fined. Now, the law will be updated to allow homeowners in the capital to use sites like Airbnb to rent their houses, apartments, or spare rooms for up to three months a year. To celebrate the new law, Airbnb has set sail on the Thames, in a fully functional two-bedroom house.
The house, which is bigger than many Londoner’s land-locked residences, also includes a bathroom, living room, and a garden complete with doghouse and an apple tree. The bespoke living quarters truly contains all the charms of surburbia, minus the next door neighbors.
Once aboard, guests can expect to meander up and down The Thames for about a week, with the perfect opportunity to snap shots of all of London’s landmarks and hidden gems before drifting off on the horizon at Putney Pier. There’s also word of a massage (courtesy of PRIV) and a private dinner from no other than Robert Ortiz, Michelin-starred head chef of Lima and Lima Floral.
Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
For those who’d like to be welcomed aboard, the housing rental company is running a competition for a one-night stay on May 22, 2015. Entries are due by May 20.
Via HUH Magazine