Airbnb's Floating House on the River Thames
Airbnb has seen its fair share of resistance from regulators and incumbent industries around the
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.