- Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky listed a one-bedroom in his San Francisco home on the platform.
- He doesn’t charge for the room, but it’s booked until March 2023.
- Chesky advocates an upgrade to AirCover, the company’s protection plan for guests and hosts.
Brian Chesky, the CEO of Airbnb, has listed a bedroom in his San Francisco home on the platform — and you can book it for free, hang out with him, and have cookies baked too.
“I live here, so I’ll be here,” Chesky said in a video posted to his Twitter account Wednesday, which shows him taking pictures of his home. “I did it 15 years ago and I’ll do it again,” he added, recalling the early days of the short-term homestay app Airbnb, when he and his then-roommate, Joe Gebbia, rented air mattresses. at their San Francisco apartment.
The video features Chesky walking down a flight of stairs with his dog and taking pictures of a living room and bedroom he’s listing.
—Brian Chesky (@bchesky) November 16, 2022
Chesky told CBS Mornings in an interview on Wednesday that he’s hosting on Airbnb to show people that “if I, the founder of Airbnb, can do it, then so can you.”
This time, guests will get a suite, according to the listing. “It’s a really nice bedroom — there’s some Airbnb history, I’ll make you some fresh cookies, you can come to the gym with me, we’ll go for a walk in the park. Lots of fun things I’ll do” Chesky told CBS.
Billionaire charges $0 for stay. However, the room was already booked through March 2023, an Airbnb spokesperson told Insider. He added that other dates will open up in the future.
Chesky’s room list shows a large bed – queen size “with a real mattress”, according to the list – two wardrobes, a desk and an armchair against the background of a world map. Guests will also have access to a full bathroom, a kitchen, and the living room.
The Airbnb CEO is advocating for an upgrade to AirCover, the company’s protection plan for guests and hosts, which includes guest identity verification and technology to ensure suspicious party bookings are blocked. The company also rolled out other new features on Wednesday, including a one-on-one guide service for new hosts.
Not that Chesky should be that concerned. He said in his announcement that there will be security cameras in his home, but not in guests’ “personal and private areas.” He also has 24 hour security staff, who he said “are all great”.