If you’re yet to discover the brilliance of travel website Airbnb, then you are in for a real treat. These guys have become a global phenomenon over the last few years, turning the process of booking accommodation into a more original, enhanced and affordable travel experience.
How? People with beautiful homes (of all shapes and sizes) across the world can list their spare rooms or entire properties with Airbnb for others to stay at during vacays. We’re not just talking apartments in Hong Kong and villas in Bali, but also castles in Dubrovnik, boats in Paris, yurts in LA, townhouses in London, igloos in Greenland and even private islands in Fiji. All for incredible, fair prices as set by kind owners who fancy making a bob or two (here’s how).
In short, the cool site is incredibly easy to use and anyone can make bookings. (One of EL’s Editors booked her last three trips via Airbnb and is now even becoming a host herself!)
Now to the fabulous news! To give back to its users, Airbnb have launched an unbelievable competition, which will see three people in Singapore each winning a holiday for two worth $12,500.
To show off just how amazing and unique their listings are, this competition is called #WinAView and aims to see you getting creative! Here’s what you need to do before closing on June 22 2014…
1) Log into Airbnb or sign up
2) Find and choose a listing that you adore
3) Save it to your ‘Wish List’ with a note that contains the #WinAView hashtag and explains why you deserve a trip for two. The more original the listing and imaginative the note, the better.
And that’s it! Airbnb will select three winners (who will each win a $7,500 voucher for air tickets and $5,000 voucher for Airbnb accommodation) based on the inventiveness of the listing and #WinAView note. Want to birdwatch in a treehouse? Stay in your own train? Keep watch from a lighthouse? Now is your time to shine! You don’t have to purchase anything to win and you can enter as many wish list properties as you like before June 22 2014. It’s worth noting you can only do this on the computer – not on the mobile site or app. See the official rules for more details.
Click through the gallery above for piles of inspiration and head here to enter. Good luck!