Airbnb, a popular online marketplace that allows people to list, discover, and book accommodation around the world, recently expanded its headquarters in San Francisco. “For phase II of the Brannan project, IDF designed more culture-based listing rooms to showcase Airbnb’s global expansion. Guests are greeted by entering Brooklyn—a key location where the company’s service really took off and continues to thrive. Stimulating spaces include Rye where a company founder’s travel trailer provides additional workspace.
Cafés designed after Cairo and a hot spot in Mumbai are interesting places for staff to snack and relax. More favorites include a Mexican log cabin from New South Wales, a loft from Shanghai, cozy living rooms from Rio de Janeiro and Portici, Italy and a colorful, industrial residence from Johannesburg”, said IDF Studio. Airbnb was founded in 2008 by roommates Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia. The pair found that they were having trouble paying the rent on their expensive San Francisco apartment.
They converted the living room into a guest room. They rented this space out to short term renters and offered a homemade breakfast as well. Airbnb offers vacation rentals from private individuals who rent out rooms, entire houses, or guest houses. Both hosts and guests post pictures and offer feedback afterwards. This creative concept has been praised by many, however, it has seen a few problems. The company now lists rentals in more than 191 countries, 34,000 cities, boasts more than 6 million guests.