Its blue, has a back garden and is floating on the Thames… if you like quirky homes then this home at Number 1, The Thames, will definitely float your boat.
It’s floating on the Thames thanks to a Airbnb publicity stunt to celebrate the relaxation of rules around home sharing and short term renting. The government now allows Britons to share their homes with travellers for up to 90 days a year.
The house has been designed by architects Nick and Steve Tidball. It comes with two bedrooms, a bathroom and a living room, and a garden with dog kennel and wisteria.
“Think Primrose Hill meets Pixar,” says Airbnb. “It has all the charms of suburbia… but as you’ve never quite experienced them before.”
The home will meander in The Thames for a week and will make its final stop at Putney Pier.
Airbnb is also offering four people to spend a night aboard by entering a competition.
Londoners are tweeting a lot of photos of the house, take a look:
There are houseboats and then there are house boats!! Strange sightings on the #Thames this morning. #London pic.twitter.com/bO8QV8w3tM
— MPSonthewater (@MPSonthewater) May 18, 2015
There’s a bloody HOUSE ON THE THAMES! pic.twitter.com/nXPJrzaChq
— Ryan Sampson (@MrRyanSampson) May 18, 2015
BREAKING: Nicola Sturgeon spotted on Thames moving house into Westminster. @theSNP needed the extra space… #GE2015pic.twitter.com/dnPhR1fScs
— Jonny Gaffney (@JonnyG100) May 18, 2015
@Airbnb_uk house and garden on the river Thames #london #bedandbreakfastpic.twitter.com/p6KMzt0fN5
— simon penn (@simonpenn1) May 18, 2015
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