I’m a big fan of food. I make a lot of food and more often than not, I eat the food after making it. I’d really like a carbonara right now. I’d also really like a sleep right about now, since I had a late night yesterday.
Never the twain shall meet, though, and I absolutely have no intention of sleeping in a carbonara because that would be mental.
Even if it was a big, hollow, steel carbonara, I still wouldn’t want to sleep in it. I think houses with flat roofs are pushing it, I’m hardly going to be fine sleeping in a pasta dish. Call me crazy, say I have no joy in my life, but I can’t do it.
You and I both know that this article is about a potato that you can live in and not carbonara, but I much prefer the latter to potatoes, so I was trying to put it into perspective. The reason I wouldn’t live in a potato isn’t because I think they’re overrated and the assumption that they go with every meal is wrong, it’s because it’s not a house.
But hey, if that seems like your kind of thing, then you can absolutely go ahead and sleep in the potato that can now be rented via the hotel/BNB app, Airbnb.
All you need to do is go to Idaho, go on Airbnb and hope that it’s not taken… because there’s only one, and then hand over $247 to stay the night.
Now I’ve been saying potato a lot, but the truth is it’s a potato-shaped structure made out of steel and plaster and whatnot. That’s good though, because you wouldn’t actually fit in a potato. Not even a big one.
To be fair to the potato, it does actually look quite nice inside and not even a bit potato-ish. It even comes decked with a small bathroom, kitchenette, fireplace, and air-conditioning, all alongside a queen-size bed.
Originally the potato wasn’t a house, but was instead created by the Idaho Potato Commission to promote the root vegetable. I don’t know if there was a specific brand in mind or something or whether they literally just wanted people to remember potatoes are a thing.
That publicity potato travelled the States for six years until, I’m assuming, someone realised it was an absolutely ridiculous thing to be doing.
At that point, small home developer Kristie Wolfe picked up the giant veg and turned it into the Airbnb we have today.
So thanks, Kristie. Good job on the potato house.
That’s the end of the article.
Images via Airbnb, Fox, Getty
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down.Follow