100 Out-Of-This-World Concepts: Meet The Recipients Of The $10M OMG! Fund

From tens of 1000’s of entries from around the globe, 100 aspiring designers, architects, DIYers and makers hailing from greater than 20 international locations/areas have been chosen to carry their loopy area concepts to life as a part of the $10,000,000 OMG! Fund.

The profitable concepts stood out for his or her distinctive and provoking design, sustainable consideration, and novel methods of providing immersive visitor experiences. Recipients will every obtain as much as $100,000 USD to make their fantastical creations attainable, and over the course of the following ten months, will design, assemble and outfit their areas to be guest-ready by summer season 2023 – when it’s possible you’ll discover them accessible as a part of Airbnb’s OMG! Class.

Chosen by the OMG! Fund judging panel, together with design and elegance icon Iris Apfel, architectural knowledgeable Koichi Takada, Airbnb Superhost Kristie Wolfe, and Airbnb VP of Experiential Bruce Vaughn, these elaborate concepts are anticipated to make the OMG! Class of houses 100 instances extra extraordinary as soon as they’re made bookable on the platform.

“What an unbelievable journey it has been to be part of the OMG! Fund judging course of. There have been so many inspiring tales and locations that I had by no means heard of earlier than that I’m now keen to go to,” stated Kristie Wolfe. “As a builder myself, I can’t wait to look at these concepts come to life. These are extra than simply locations to spend the evening – every one affords a complete expertise!” 

The OMG! Fund recipients have a possibility to expertise the highly effective financial advantages of internet hosting on Airbnb – and plenty of are already acquainted, as over 50 p.c are already Hosts. In 2021, the standard Host within the US earned over $13,800, a rise of 85 p.c over 2019. Moreover, nights booked at distinctive properties elevated globally by over 49 p.c from 2019 to 2021. OMG! Fund judging panelist Kristie Wolfe skilled this firsthand when she invested $32,000 to create her distinctive itemizing, the Huge Idaho Potato Lodge, and noticed $208,000** in earnings in lower than three years.

Large Flower Pot on a Farm in Idaho created by Whitney H. from the US

The tens of 1000’s of entries drew inspiration from the depths of the ocean to sci-fi novels, however sure pure components and architectural options proved common:

  • 400 concepts supplied spectacular stargazing experiences 
  • 961 concepts marched to the beat of their very own drum, incorporating music indirectly
  • 777 juicy designs have been impressed by fruit 
  • 680 concepts have been wine-inspired 
  • 7,931 entrants proposed utilizing photo voltaic panels for sustainable power
  • Excessive within the sky, 1,214 concepts concerned treehouses and 389 featured suspended buildings 
  • 509 mushroom-inspired listings have been able to sprout from the earth

From a lighthouse in Sweden accessible solely by boat, to an adobe fossilized dinosaur cranium within the desert, the profitable 100 increase the thought of what an Airbnb keep may be, and are fueled by the entrants’ passions. “The inspiration got here from the works of many science fiction films,” stated OMG! Fund recipient Pablo C. from Mexico. “The concept was to do one thing out of the peculiar, by no means seen earlier than, one thing uncommon and delightful that will impress any human being. The result’s an natural type spaceship – a six-meter excessive pillar, embraced at 360 levels by bushes.”

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Others drew on native wildlife and custom, like OMG! Fund recipient Ignacio R. from Chile, who said his Floating Avocado Home concept “is all concerning the reference to nature. I’ve spent most of my life on our household farm – the happiest reminiscences of my childhood come from there. It has one thing so particular that simply resonates with me. That’s why I’ve this dream, this calling, of sharing it with extra individuals.”

Some additionally expressed devotion to the atmosphere as their most important drive to creating one thing distinctive. “We wish to remind visitors of our connection and duty to the pure world,” stated OMG! Fund recipient Kimberly S. from the US on her Large Tire-Formed Home concept. “The construction might be usual by repurposing 1,000 outdated junkyard tires and different recycled supplies. The impact might be a shocking, distinctive and unforgettable expertise—a inventive environmental resolution to a deflating tire drawback!”

A five hexagon home with glass walls and windows
Sustainable Beehive Home within the Rainforest created by Esteban A. in Costa Rica
An earth home in the shape of a pig with terraced gardens of flowers and greenery
Large Pig in Meadow at Pig Sanctuary created by Tracey S. in the US
A colorful home with pinks, reds and blues and 'Cereal' written on the exterior wall, situated in the middle of the woods.
Fashionable Cereal Lover’s Paradise created by Trey D. in the US
Desert home in the shape of a triceratops skull
Adobe Fossilized Dinosaur Cranium in Desert created by Haylee M. in the US
Home in the shape of a sideways avocado
Floating Avocado in an Avocado Farm created by Ignacio R. in Chile
A group of guests sitting around a bonfire in front of a blossoming wood home
Constructing That Blossoms Like a Flower created by Pol G. in Eire
A black container home in the shape of a camera
Large Digicam Atop a Georgia Mountain created by Matthew F. in the US
A desert home shaped like a fossilized snail with an open ceiling
Livable Large Fossilized Snail within the Desert created by Diego A. in Mexico
A pineapple shaped home with a fenced in yard and outdoor garage
Himalayan Fruit Formed Bedrooms created by Arun M. in India
Ten tent treehouses suspended in the air with connecting bridges and ladders
10 Elevated Rooms Matching Orion Constellation created by Edmundo M. in Mexico
A home in the shape of two stacked tires with greenery growing out of the grooves
Tire-Formed Home Made from Junkyard Tires created by Kimberly S. in the US
A wooden sphere shaped home nestled in a pile of boulders
Stargazing Sphere Suspended within the Rocks created by Orien R. in the US
An a-frame metal cabin with a plane situated on top with solar panel wings
Bush Aircraft in Alaska Ghost City created by Lisa B. in the US
A wooden, smooth-edged home with a rooftop garden
Fashionable African Earth Retreat within the Bush created by Juane V. in South Africa
Elevated tent home with rainbow slide
The Final Music Lover’s Hideaway created by Madeleine T. in the UK

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Right here is the total record of the 100 OMG! Fund recipients:

23m Tower with 360 Diploma, 40 Mile Views
Matthew G., United Kingdom

A-Body on Prime of a Norman Home Surrounded by Nature
Anne T., France

Acorn Library With Treehouse Out of doors Acorn Tub
Peter C., United Kingdom

Adobe Fossilized Dinosaur Cranium in Desert
Haylee M., United States 

Ancestral Lava Collapse a Volcano
Fernando B., Chile

Atomic Oasis within the Chihuahuan Desert
Cari B., United States 

Bauhaus Bao Home within the LA Mountains
Rei W., United States 

Huge Foot’s Cabin: Huge All the things, Huge Enjoyable
Alexis D., United States 

Board Sport Haven in Large Stacked Cube
Olivia S., United States 

Constructing That Blossoms Like a Flower
Pol G., Eire 

Bunch of Bedrooms within the Form of Himalayan Fruit
Arun M., India 

Bush Aircraft in Alaska Ghost City
Lisa B., United States 

Cactus Cabin With Pure Scorching Springs
Alie L., United States 

Campsite With Caves as Rooms Constructed Into the Earth
Joanne C., Taiwan 

Coconut Drifting within the Sea
Muhammad-Hakim A., Malaysia 

Concrete Shelled Dome, Sustainable Off-Grid in Joshua Tree
Michael O.l, United States 

Up to date Pyramid in Epic Pine Forest
Jose L., Mexico 

Cozy Large Teapot and Cup Studio
Martinique B., United Kingdom 

“Crash Landed” Retro Luxurious Airliner Fuselage and Cockpit
Jennifer C., United States

Desert Flower Opening to Star-Stuffed Sky – Abraham V., South Africa

 DJ Sales space Tower Mini Duplex
Jérémie, M., Thailand

Dome-Home Floating in a Koi Fish Pond
Iacopo T., Japan 

Dragon Egg within the Forest
Martí­n J., Argentina 

Dragons Den Cave: Life-Sized Dragon Statue Atop Entrance
Julia N., United States

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Eco Pyramid Bed room Set on the Stomach Button of the Land
Dominic H., Portugal 

Eco-Igloo
Catherine W., Australia 

Fallen Wine Bottle With a  “Wine” Pool
Martino M., Portugal 

Floating Avocado in an Avocado Farm
Ignacio M., Chile 

Floating Terrarium within the Metropolis
Mia P., United Kingdom 

Full Airplane Home in Marvel Valley
Richard C., United States 

Galactic Glacier
Laura N., United States 

Geodesic Planetarium and Observatory Dome
Nick M., United States 

Ghost City Gondola City at 12,000 Ft
Ben C., United States 

Large Digicam Atop a Georgia Mountain
Matthew F., United States 

Large Clog-Cabin in a Dutch Open Discipline
Jantine D., Netherlands 

Large Coyote Head Casita on the Rim of the Rio Grande
Johnny D., United States

Large Fallen Redwood Tree within the Forest
Frank C., United States 

Large Flower Pot on a Farm in Small City Idaho
Whitney H., United States 

Large Mirrored Disco Ball Glamping Home on Wheels
Jeffrey H., United States 

Large Pig in Meadow at Pig Sanctuary
Tracey S., United States 

Large Pony Pad within the New Forest Nationwide Park
Jordan C., United Kingdom 

Large Purple Mushroom, Cozy Home in a Forest
David A., Mexico

Large Tortoise Glass Shell for Stargazing
Reeyna D., United States 

Large Classic TV Perched Subsequent to a Lake
Melissa W., Canada 

Grass-Roofed, Glass-Fronted Forest Journey Home
Kate C., Canada 

Liveable Human Dimension Skep (Beehive)
Pam W., United States 

Hansel and Gretel’s Chocolate Home
Maria D., Argentina 

Il Pino, the Pine-Formed Cabin within the Alps
Luca B., Italy 

Invisible Farmhouse in a Mango Orchard
Ankur A., India 

Jungle Eco Tree Home With a Leaf Petal Form
Elisa O., Mexico 

Kangaroom – Floating Pod Model
Matt D., Australia 

Kiwi Chook Nest With a Rooster-Eye View
Jacqueline Y., New Zealand 

Land-Locked Cargo Ship Home in Veracruz
Álvaro M., Mexico 

Helicopter on Ten Wooded Acres With a Creek
Emily L., United States

Lighthouse within the Ocean Outdoors a Swedish Summer time Island
Martin R., Sweden

Livable Large Coconut Made From Mud and Coconut Coir within the Tropical Area of Chiang Mai
Abhi A., Thailand 

Livable Large Fallen Tree within the Woods
J.R. S., United States 

Livable Large Fossilized Snail within the Desert
Diego Z., Mexico 

Habitable Large Mushroom Spaceship within the Center of the Jungle
Pablo C., Mexico

Livable Large Troll Nestled within the Woods
Victoria G., United States 

Livable Pop-Artwork Portray-Impressed Keep in Llano Desert
Jesse Y., United States 

Luxurious Reside-In Bear With Epic Woodland Views
Bianca C., United States 

“Thoughts the Hole” – An Up-Cycled London Underground Tube Carriage
Eloise S., United Kingdom 

Mischievous Mango Mansion
Rajan E., India 

Fashionable African Earth Retreat within the Bush
Juane V., South Africa 

Fashionable Cereal Lover’s Paradise
Trey P., United States 

Monocoque Cabin, Natural Structure at Peace With its Rural Web site
Peter M., United Kingdom 

Mushroom Mansion: A Farm to Nightstand B&B
Lenée G., United States 

Orion Constellation: 10 Elevated Rooms in Oaxaca
Edmundo M., Mexico 

Ozark Glass Dome Planetarium Treehouse
Natalie J., United States 

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Moveable Cheese Wedge-Formed Cabins in Wisconsin
Etienne W., United States 

Redwood Stump Tiny Home within the Forest
Melanie S., United States 

Rock Candyland Cottages
Justin M., United States 

Salt Cave and Forest Dwelling With Glass Bottle
Liezel M., South Africa 

Sculpture within the Woods
Julio V., Mexico 

Clear up a Thriller in a Restored 40s Railcar
Winston W., United States 

House Treehouse: A Futuristic Residence for Sustainable Dwelling
Daniel T., United States

Spend a Night time With Your Honey… and Some Honey Bees
Jacob Okay., United States 

Sprout Home – The Unbelievable Farm Keep!
Milind S., India 

Stargazing Sphere Suspended within the Rocks
Orien R., United States 

Stargazing Stone Igloos
Jaco B., South Africa 

Starhouse on Prime of a Cliff
Andres C., Mexico 

Keep in a Volcano On the Huge Island of Hawaii
Cassandra R., United States 

Sustainable and Liveable Large Molar Tooth, Deep Inside a Tropical Forest
Pewly D., India 

Sustainable Beehive Home within the Rainforest
Esteban A., Costa Rica 

Sustainable Rammed Earth Desert Shelter Engaged Into the Panorama
Jonathan R., United States 

The Huge Smoking Volcano and the Sky-Perched Nest
Fabian C., Mexico 

The First Bubble Home in Mars: A House Expertise
Jorge B., Spain 

The Golden Egg
Jennifer W., Eire 

The Nuthouse: Suspended, Hanging Large Acorn Again within the Woods
Ty G., United States 

The Final Music Lover’s Hideaway
Madeleine T., United Kingdom 

Tire-Formed Home Made from Junkyard Tires
Kimberly S., United States 

Titan II Missile on Former USAF Base
GT H., United States 

“Prime Secret” Underground Atlas Missile Base, Deserted by the Air Pressure
Matthew F., United States

Luxurious Bubble On Prime Of A Mountain
Timothy H., Australia 

Two Wood Spherical Nests, Surrounded by Dreamy Blue Gardens
Nicolette T., United Kingdom 

Final Airbnb on Aircraft at an Airfield
Mary C., Australia 

US-Skoolie as Cell Airbnb in Germany
Marcus H., Germany 

Viking Ship within the Northwoods of Minnesota
Elena M., United States 

What It Feels Wish to Reside on Cloud 9
Tia B., United States

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*Jungle Eco Treehouse With a Leaf Petal Form, Elisa O., Mexico

** Host earnings differ extensively relying on many components, together with availability, worth, acceptance and cancellation charges, occupancy fee and the demand within the itemizing location. Globally, the median earnings for Hosts within the OMG Class who have been lively on Airbnb between Jan 2018 and Might 2022 was simply over $48,000 USD.

Distinctive listings are outlined by Hosts, these embrace however aren’t restricted to; treehouse, yurt, barn, boat, fortress, campsite, hut, island, airplane, shepherds hut, practice, treehouse, windmill, yurt, and so on.

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