Airbnb has revealed its most awe-inspiring listing to date – a bedroom surrounded by one of the largest natural wonders on the planet, the Great Barrier Reef.
Airbnb will welcome one lucky family to experience the magic and wonder of one of the most spectacular places on Earth. You can experience the rich, unrivaled beauty of the Reef, and see firsthand what it’s like to live in a coral garden.
The winner of the competition and three friends will receive accommodation for one night in an apartment featuring a master double bedroom and two bunk beds above the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a diving session with the studio apartment’s host Pascal Datler and meals prepared by Australian chef Neil Perry.
The listing is hosted by 17-year-old Pascal, who spent much of his life growing up on a boat with his family on the Reef. Alongside a team of marine biologists, Pascal will give his guests a unique insight into life on the reef, taking them snorkelling or diving right from their offshore bedroom.
Participants are required to write a 50-500 character response to Airbnb’s request: “Tell us a little about yourself and why you and 3 guests belong on the Great Barrier Reef.”
Imagine living atop a coral garden beside a sand cay in a billowing reef home on the Great Barrier Reef. You feel the pull of the unknown when you peek over the edge of the coral shelf and take in your neighborhood–home to 600 types of soft and hard corals, 100 species of jellyfish, 3,000 varieties of molluscs, 500 species of worms, 1,625 types of fish, 133 varieties of sharks and rays, and more than 30 species of whales and dolphins. And somewhere, beneath you, is the most famous Blue Tang in the world.
In July 2016, Airbnb will welcome one lucky family to experience the magic and wonder of one of the most spectacular places on Earth. You can experience the rich, unrivaled beauty of the Reef, and see firsthand what it’s like to live in a coral garden.
One of Australia’s most influential chefs, Neil Perry, will cook with local North Queensland produce and treat you to a late lunch on the cay. Later, you’ll accompany your host, Pascal, on a dive to take in the awe of the marine life and tour the private coral gardens with a renowned marine biologist. Above all, you’ll witness the complex fragility and human impact on this natural wonder–to help counter this impact, Airbnb will plant wetland plants for every guest visiting the region for the remainder of 2016.
And though you might not find every fish you’re looking for –the neighborhood is larger than Italy!–you might just discover the power of belonging, and what it means to be at home anywhere in the world.
How can you be the lucky winner to experience this larger-than-life Night At? Simply click here to enter