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At $10 Per Night, Airbnb Has Just Made Available The World’s Tiniest House

Amany Zaher
At $10 Per Night, Airbnb Has Just Made Available The World’s Tiniest House

The world’s largest accommodation marketplace Airbnb and Miniatur Wunderland, the world-famous miniature exhibition in Hamburg, have agreed to book the world’s tiniest Airbnb home in the small town of Knuffingen, which will only be available for guests who are 2 centimeters and under.

Although the average-sized guests won’t be able to fit inside this listing’s itty-bitty door, the proceeds from each booking, which is $10 per night, will go to Hanseatic Help - a charitable social logistics initiative based in Hamburg.

The handsome two-story house is a classic redbrick German family home - shrunk down to a height of a small lunchbox - and is located in the miniscule but typical German city of Knuffingen, in the heart of Miniatur Wunderland that receives more than 16 million visitors from all over the world.

The home offers everything a tiny guest could possibly need, from the luxurious postage stamp sized bed to the very festive family room with its open fire and towering four-centimeter-tall Christmas tree. Less is definitely more in the lounge: relax on the comfy thumbnail sized sofa, saddle up the paper-clip sized rocking horse or get snug as a little bug by the bijou 40 mm wide fireplace.

The tiniest items of all are the Christmas stockings over the fire: barely visible to the human eye, they are about the length of a standard pencil tip.

Prior to the agreement between Airbnb and MiniaturWunderland, Knuffingen was one of the rare few cities that did not list any homes on Airbnb.

Airbnb provides access to more than 5 million unique places to stay in more than 81,000 cities and 191 countries around the world.

Tiny visitors will be greeted like honorary citizens. Their journey will start at the world famous Knuffingen airport, a technical masterpiece that took almost six years and EUR 4 million) $4.55 million) to construct.

One of the busiest and most famous cities in Wunderland, Knuffingen measures 120 square meters and has a population of 10,000 tiny people. Passionate train enthusiasts can arrive by Christmas train, pull into the town’s tiny station and stare in wonder at the impressive Guinness Book of World Records-certified model railroad system (which has a whopping 15,400 metres of track).

I'm a researcher at Forbes Middle East, Cairo-office, covering business news, Global and local startups and Under 30 in both languages English and Arabic. Also, I do participate in Forbes Middle East’s Lists including Forbes Middle East 30 Under 30, Top 100 Startups, Most influential women, to name a few. I studied Economics and political science at Cairo University and I had a diploma in Analysis of Securities Markets, also I have attended Barclays Data journalism training workshop at the School of Journalism and Media studies, Rhodes University in South Africa.

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