No buds about it: This potato house could be yours for about $200 a night! Known as The Big Idaho Potato Hotel, the unusual residence, which is currently available to rent on Airbnb, is a six-ton spud-like structure that was created to promote potatoes across the country.
Despite its potato-esque appearance, the abode isn’t actually one giant tuberous vegetable. Instead, it’s made of steel, plaster and concrete, and is currently located in a huge field in South Boise, Idaho, with views of the nearby Owyhee Mountains.
Furthermore, the inside of the home is expertly and stylishly decorated – think hardwood floors with a Moroccan pouf, millennial pink accents and plenty of trendy houseplants. There’s room enough for two guests inside The Big Idaho Potato Hotel, and the dwelling also features a queen bed, seating area, a small bathroom, a kitchenette, a fireplace and air-conditioning; not bad for a spud!
It costs $200 a night, in addition to a $31 service fee and $16 in occupancy taxes and fees, bringing the total price of a one-night stay to $247.
Though this giant potato was originally created several years ago by the Idaho Potato Commission as a way to promote the popular vegetable, it was given a second life as an interesting Airbnb offering thanks to a woman named Kristie Wolfe, a small-home developer who turned the oversized food item into an unlikely home.
“I am a proud Idaho woman who is passionate about living simply,” Wolfe states on her Airbnb profile. “I hand built a tiny 97 square-foot home out of sustainable materials several years ago and still live there today.”
Prior to being transformed into a residence, the starchy structure spent six years on the back of a truck touring the country. But believe it or not, people are lining up for a chance to stay in The Big Idaho Potato Hotel. It’s currently booked for the duration of April and all of May, and only a few dates remain available in June.
The Big Idaho Potato Hotel is just one of the latest food-themed property rental options. In September 2018, Bookng.com had a listing in France for an abode called the Chocolate Cottage. Though that house boasted a chocolate roof, walls, wardrobe, clock and bookcase that were technically edible, Booking.com’s fine print noted that “guests must not damage (or eat!) the accommodation.”
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