The Unique
Airbnb Fund

$1M for 10 groundbreaking ideas.

Thank you to all who have submitted their entries for the Unique Airbnb Fund. In light of the developing news around COVID-19, we are pausing the Fund at this time and are hopeful we’ll be able to reopen entries in 2021. Please check back for future updates. Stay healthy and be well.

See Official Rules.

Thank you to all who have submitted their entries for the Unique Airbnb Fund. In light of the developing news around COVID-19, we are pausing the Fund at this time and are hopeful we’ll be able to reopen entries in 2021. Please check back for future updates. Stay healthy and be well.

See Official Rules.

What we’re looking for

Unusual shapes, unexpected locations, immersive concepts, spaces with a story. We’re on the hunt for people who will challenge the very idea of a house.

Unusual shapes, unexpected locations, immersive concepts, spaces with a story. We’re on the hunt for people who will challenge the very idea of a house.

Homes with built-in creativity

The wilder, the better. Your design should reflect a fresh perspective visible in every detail. A successful entry will be full of surprises, inside and out.

Homes with built-in creativity

The wilder, the better. Your design should reflect a fresh perspective visible in every detail. A successful entry will be full of surprises, inside and out.

Plans rooted in reality

Dream big—but keep your feet on the ground. Show us how you’d make the impossible possible, all on a budget of $100,000.*

Plans rooted in reality

Dream big—but keep your feet on the ground. Show us how you’d make the impossible possible, all on a budget of $100,000.*

Sustainable construction

Recycled materials. Energy efficiency. Smart irrigation. Waste reduction. We’re looking for innovative ways to keep the footprint light at every stage.

Sustainable construction

Recycled materials. Energy efficiency. Smart irrigation. Waste reduction. We’re looking for innovative ways to keep the footprint light at every stage.

Spaces for social good

Is this a place with purpose? Consider the ways the space will benefit your guests, your neighbors, and your community at large, too.

Spaces for social good

Is this a place with purpose? Consider the ways the space will benefit your guests, your neighbors, and your community at large, too.

Meet the judges

We assembled a dream team of innovators to help us choose our winners.

We assembled a dream team of innovators to help us choose our winners.

Kristie Wolfe

Kristie is an Airbnb Superhost passionate about sustainability who designed and built a treehouse, a hobbit house, and, yes, a potato house.

Billy Porter

Billy Porter is an Emmy®, Tony, and GRAMMY Award-winning and Golden Globe®-nominated actor, singer, director, composer, and playwright, known for his innovative personal style.

MVRDV

MVRDV provides solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues in all regions of the world, with a focus on pushing the boundaries.

Kristie Wolfe

Kristie is an Airbnb Superhost passionate about sustainability who designed and built a treehouse, a hobbit house, and, yes, a potato house.

Billy Porter

Billy Porter is an Emmy®, Tony, and GRAMMY Award-winning and Golden Globe®-nominated actor, singer, director, composer, and playwright, known for his innovative personal style.

MVRDV

MVRDV provides solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues in all regions of the world, with a focus on pushing the boundaries.

Original spaces, original hosts

Explore some of our most unique Airbnbs—and meet the visionary people who built them.

Explore some of our most unique Airbnbs—and meet the visionary people who built them.

“Everyone was building little cottages, so we built a boot!” — Judy

The Boot Fairytale Accommodation

A new chapter in our unique story

Airbnb was founded by three entrepreneurs with a seemingly impossible idea that transformed an apartment into a global community. Over the past decade, we’ve been inspired again and again by the hosts who continue to create ways to connect with others, all around the world.

See the Official Rules for more details.

Enter now

*Less any required tax withholdings and subject to contest milestone fulfillment, including but not limited to building and/or construction permit approval, sourcing of materials. Amounts are in USD. See Official Rules for details.