Airbnb is looking for crazy home ideas – and wants to fund them

Posted on 11 July 2022 By Anita Froneman

Airbnb is running a competition to find 100 people across the globe with weird, wacky and totally crazy ideas for an Airbnb home.


Picture: ‘The Earth House‘ in Cyprus

The $10 million ‘OMG! Fund‘ is seeking ideas from existing or aspiring designers, architects, DIYers and builders with creative minds. The 100 winners will each get $100 000 (about R1,654,846!) to have their unique homes built.

READ: 6 unique Airbnbs in South Africa

Anyone with an out-of-this-world idea can submit an application at These homes will ultimately be bookable as Airbnbs. Ideas will be judged by an expert panel for their originality, feasibility, the experience the space will provide guests, and sustainability.


A winning design will be more than just different. It should be surprising, one-of-a-kind, and inspire people to reimagine what a home can be.


Your entry should be achievable and able to pass building inspections and the like. It will also need to be completed by August 2023.


The interior should be as memorable as the exterior, striking a perfect balance between an oddball concept and a comfortable home.


Think green. Consider using clean energy and recycled materials. Your home should have a big impact on guests and a small one on the planet.

Applications due by July 22, 2022.

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