When we fell in love with Hummingbird Haven, we were sure it was the ultimate Airbnb rental (as well as being the most popular). When we found out about the Netflix and Chill Airbnb rental, we felt like it was made just for us. Then we found out about the Airbnb that is a life-sized replica of a Van Gogh Painting, and our creative sides went wild. And just when we thought that Gwyneth Paltrow’s $40,000 Airbnb rental was surely the end-all-be-all, here comes along an Airbnb that will literally let you sleep with the sharks. More than that, you can actually win a free night in this dream (or horror) location.
“Ever gaze into an aquarium and wonder what it’s like to live under water?” asks the listing. Before you scream, “Good gawd, NO!” read on. Taking place at The Shark Aquarium in Paris, possible participants are asked to imagine “yourself submerged in three million liters, in an aquarium ten meters deep, alongside 35 of the most majestic creatures on Earth: sharks! Experience what it’s like, even for a night, to live among these feared creatures. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sleep in an underwater bedroom, where the only thing separating you from your neighbors is the 360-degree transparent wall.”
If this is the underwater opportunity you’ve been dreaming of, you have until April 3 at 11:59 p.m. CET to enter the contest… which INCLUDES TRAVEL COSTS in case you don’t happen to be located in Paris!
Then on April 11, 12 and 13, “Three lucky winners and their guests will be welcomed by host, Fred Buyle, a world record-breaking freediver, underwater photographer and shark enthusiast. He’ll dance alongside the sharks, the ideal introduction to your neighbors for the night. Once you’re settled, Fred and one of our marine biologists will guide you on a tour through the aquarium, and provide an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of sharks: how they live, why they’re so misunderstood and their importance to the ocean’s ecosystem.”
Mermaid-like memories and deep-sea dreams, indeed!
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(h/t Refinery 29, photos via Airbnb)