There's A House Floating On The Thames!

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There's A House Floating On The Thames!

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Monday 18th May 2015, London:  Airbnb’s latest London listing is pictured floating down the River Thames this morning.

This pic: The house going past the Houses of Parliament

The fully functioning Floating House will sail down the Thames to celebrate new rules that mean that Londoners – like the rest of the UK – can earn a 15 per cent pay rise* by sharing their homes through sites like Airbnb. Passing under Tower Bridge before gliding past the Shard on its maiden voyage, the House will meander along the river throughout the week until Saturday 22 May.

Copyright: © Mikael Buck / Airbnb
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Airbnb's fully functioning floating house arrived on the River Thames this morning. Copyright: © Mikael Buck / Airbnb.
Monday 18th May 2015, London:  Airbnb’s latest London listing is pictured floating down the River Thames this morning.

This pic: The house going past the London Eye 

The fully functioning Floating House will sail down the Thames to celebrate new rules that mean that Londoners – like the rest of the UK – can earn a 15 per cent pay rise* by sharing their homes through sites like Airbnb. Passing under Tower Bridge before gliding past the Shard on its maiden voyage, the House will meander along the river throughout the week until Saturday 22 May.

Copyright: © Mikael Buck / Airbnb
+44 (0) 782 820 1042
http://www.mikaelbuck.com
Airbnb's floating house visits the London Eye. ThamesCopyright: © Mikael Buck / Airbnb.
Monday 18th May 2015, London:  Airbnb’s latest London listing is pictured floating down the River Thames this morning.

This pic: The house going under the Millennium Bridge

The fully functioning Floating House will sail down the Thames to celebrate new rules that mean that Londoners – like the rest of the UK – can earn a 15 per cent pay rise* by sharing their homes through sites like Airbnb. Passing under Tower Bridge before gliding past the Shard on its maiden voyage, the House will meander along the river throughout the week until Saturday 22 May.

Copyright: © Mikael Buck / Airbnb
+44 (0) 782 820 1042
http://www.mikaelbuck.com
Floating beneath Millennium Bridge. Copyright: © Mikael Buck / Airbnb.
Monday 18th May 2015, London:  Airbnb’s latest London listing is pictured floating down the River Thames this morning.

This pic: The house on the Thames going past the Shard 

The fully functioning Floating House will sail down the Thames to celebrate new rules that mean that Londoners – like the rest of the UK – can earn a 15 per cent pay rise* by sharing their homes through sites like Airbnb. Passing under Tower Bridge before gliding past the Shard on its maiden voyage, the House will meander along the river throughout the week until Saturday 22 May.

Copyright: © Mikael Buck / Airbnb
+44 (0) 782 820 1042
http://www.mikaelbuck.com
... past the Shard. Copyright: © Mikael Buck / Airbnb.
Monday 18th May 2015, London:  Airbnb’s latest London listing is pictured floating down the River Thames this morning.

This pic: The house with Tower Bridge in the background

The fully functioning Floating House will sail down the Thames to celebrate new rules that mean that Londoners – like the rest of the UK – can earn a 15 per cent pay rise* by sharing their homes through sites like Airbnb. Passing under Tower Bridge before gliding past the Shard on its maiden voyage, the House will meander along the river throughout the week until Saturday 22 May.

Copyright: © Mikael Buck / Airbnb
+44 (0) 782 820 1042
http://www.mikaelbuck.com
It's even got a garden! Copyright: © Mikael Buck / Airbnb.
Monday 18th May 2015, London:  Airbnb’s latest London listing is pictured floating down the River Thames this morning.

This pic: The house on the Thames with the Shard and Tower Bridge in the distance 

The fully functioning Floating House will sail down the Thames to celebrate new rules that mean that Londoners – like the rest of the UK – can earn a 15 per cent pay rise* by sharing their homes through sites like Airbnb. Passing under Tower Bridge before gliding past the Shard on its maiden voyage, the House will meander along the river throughout the week until Saturday 22 May.

Copyright: © Mikael Buck / Airbnb
+44 (0) 782 820 1042
http://www.mikaelbuck.com
Watch out for AIrbnb's floating house on the Thames all this week. Copyright: © Mikael Buck / Airbnb.

What the heck is it doing there?

Airbnb's Floating House is on its maiden voyage on the Thames, celebrating the relaxation of rules around home sharing and short term renting. Thanks to government reforms earlier in the year Londoners - and the rest of the UK - can now share their homes with travellers for up to 90 days a year.

Is it a real house?

Yes. It has two bedrooms, a living room, working bathroom and garden complete with real grass, a doghouse and an apple tree and will be floating up and down the Thames this week, crossing from Westminster to the Isle of Dogs, Greenwich, Chelsea and Putney and no doubt surprising Londoners and visitors wherever it goes. Special guests will be staying each night, experiencing London like a local yet also enjoying spectacular views of the capital from the river.

Fancy a night on board?

On 22 May, one lucky competition winner and their three guests will get to stay in it overnight, hosted by a member of the Airbnb community. They will not only enjoy a night afloat on the Thames but be pampered by spa treatments from on-demand app PRIV, and nourished with a private dining experience with food personally prepared by Robert Ortiz, head chef of Peruvian and Michelin-starred restaurant Lima and Lima Floral.

To win the chance to stay on board the Airbnb Floating House on Friday 22 May enter at https://www.airbnb.com/night-at/floating-house by midnight on Wednesday 20 May. Good luck!

Find out how you could earn extra money from listing your home with Airbnb and browse hundreds of London accommodation opportunities at www.airbnb.co.uk

Last Updated 18 May 2015

HoosierSands

"celebrating the relaxation of rules around home sharing and short term renting"

Yes, we are all celebrating that here in London....

You are of course, advising your flat-owning clients to check any restrictions they may have in their leases which prohibit short term lets?

Cute stunt though, like the house.

James Guppy

Just imagining waking up in the middle of the North sea....waaaaay out of mobile reception. Shit.