Global booking website Airbnb has launched a new offshoot brand which lists all the exclusive properties that are provided free of charge by millionaires.
Named ‘airbarnaby’, the new site is aimed at people struggling to break into the housing market in capital cities.
“Why bust you arse trying to save up for a $100,000 deposit for a studio apartment on the outskirts of Sydney, when you can live in a five-bedroom sprawling mansion for absolutely nothing?” a spokesperson for the new brand said.
Under the rules of the new site, those looking to stay in one of the free properties must be good mates with the owner. “It’s just one of the screening criteria we use to make sure this isn’t available to everyone,” the spokesperson said.
She said while the properties were free of charge, many guests liked to leave a small gift as a thank you. “A bottle of wine or a $5,000 government payment. Just something small”.