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LA Residents Try To Hide Hollywood Sign From Tourists, Except On Airbnb

Last year, a group of homeowners who live in the Hollywood Hills had directions to the Hollywood Sign changed on Google Maps to keep tourists away from their streets. All the tourists, that is, except for the ones who rent their properties on Airbnb. They want those tourists to know exactly where the Hollywood Sign is.


Aussie Startup Is Airbnb For Parking

Nowhere to leave your car at work? A Melbourne team is making it easy to rent unused parking spots across Australia. Better yet, it’s free to put up a listing.


The FTC Wants Your Opinion On Airbnb, Uber And Lyft

Should cities treat Airbnb rentals like any other hotel room? What kind of insurance should Uber drivers carry to protect passengers? These are just some of the questions that the Federal Trade Commission will (probably) be discussing in an upcoming workshop exploring the so-called “sharing economy”. And it wants to hear from you.


Airbnb Offers A Luxury Cable Car 2700m Above The French Alps

Following to a similar marketing stunt — a plane transformed into a cool loft — Airbnb just listed this fake ad giving anyone the chance to spend a night in a beautifully refurbished cable car 2700m above Courchevel, in the French Alps.


Miniature Trip Around The World Makes Me Want To Leave This Town At Once

Video: Watch this excellent video that New Zealand-based production house Cirkus made for Airbnb. The detail and aesthetics are worthy of a Henry Selick movie or one of those precious vignettes from a Wes Anderson movie. 60 seconds that are pure gold.


Adults Who Live In Treehouses Aren't As Weird As You Might Think

Before I was born, my mum lived in a treehouse in the Smoky Mountains and had a pet goat with one ear. His name was Van Goat. This was the late ’70s, and even then it was a unique lifestyle. But my how treehouse culture has evolved.


Working Aeroplane Transformed Into Perfect Loft Now Available On Airbnb

The latest marketing stunt from the Dutch airline KLM gives you the chance to spend a night in this aeroplane refurbished into a gorgeous loft. At first I thought that sleeping next to the runaway of one of the busiest airports in Europe sounded like a bad idea, but then I saw the pictures and changed my mind.


Sydney's 10 Best Airbnb Rentals For Watching Fireworks On New Year's Eve 2014

New Year’s Eve is a spectacular night in Sydney — we go all out when it comes to the fireworks and light shows across the Sydney Harbour, Opera House and the rest of the city. There’s one issue — if you want something a little more exciting than sitting in front of a TV, it can be a little hard to find a good view.

Lining up at the Botanical Gardens, crowding around Circular Quay or any other public vantage point around the harbour is an absolute guessing game, though. If you’re going to throw a party anyway, why not pool a bit of cash with your friends and hire out an Airbnb rental?


Airbnb Australia To Offer Free Accommodation To People During Emergencies

Australia is a land of extremes. From floods through to bushfires: there’s no telling what’s coming for your house next. In a bid to help people displaced by extreme weather events, Airbnb Australia has stepped in and signed an agreement with the Victorian Government which would see families put up in the company’s rental listings during times of strife.


IKEA Showrooms Are Being Listed On Australian Airbnb

Most kids want to stay overnight at the museum. But certain weirdos, like me, always wanted to sleep over at IKEA, amongst the endless rows of futons and 99 cent Swedish doo-dads. Now, we’re getting our chance, thanks to an Airbnb promo with IKEA in Australia that will rent out beds overnight.


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