Airbnb's Floating House on the River Thames

Airbnb has seen its fair share of resistance from regulators and incumbent industries around the

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Airbnb has seen its fair share of resistance from regulators and incumbent industries around the world. So anytime the company gets a significant legal win under its belt – like the recent passing of the Deregulation Act in London which allows residents to share their property for up to 90 days a year – it likes to celebrate. In the case of London becoming a new haven for Airbnb travelers, the company decided to commemorate the occasion by creating a one-of-a-kind residence: a floating two-level house on the city’s famous River Thames. It feature a generous two bedrooms, full bathroom and living room, but Airbnb took things a step further with the inclusion of an actual backyard garden, complete with a lawn and dog kennel. A select few will be granted the opportunity to spend a night on London’s most iconic waterway, but the privilege comes with a few caveats: no swimming in the river, no house parties, and no acts of piracy. Any Captain Phillips reenactments will be frowned upon.

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