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Airbnb unveils ‘OMG Fund’ to fuel exciting accommodation builds

By Taruka Srivastava | Freelance journalist

June 23, 2022 | 3 min read

Airbnb has rolled out an ‘OMG Fund’ with the aim of encouraging people to build the wackiest places on earth – which, once created, will be available to rent on the app.

The company is hosting a competition urging people to submit designs to a crack team of judges. It will then award 100 people $100,000 to deliver their ideas.

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Airbnb is giving 100 people $100,000 to build the most creative properies

The stunt will also help build excitement around Airbnb and market it as a service stocked with fun adventures.

An Airbnb statement said: “Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes. You’ll find our collection of the quirkiest homes on Airbnb. If you have a jaw-dropping idea of your own, send it our way. You might just get $100K from the OMG Fund to put toward your offbeat build.”

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Interested people can log on to the Airbnb website’s OMG category. Applications must be made by July 22 2022.

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