The Tesla Model S is undoubtedly a spacious car, perfect for all sorts of activities, from long roadtrips to bustling car pools to school. And now, apparently, it’s just comfortable enough to sleep in.
Believe it or not, but a man in Phoenix recently put up a Tesla listing on Airbnb. For just $85 a night (clever), you and your guests can relax in what’s being billed as the “World’s 1st Tesla Hotel!”
While that admittedly sounds crazy, it makes more sense when you consider the popularity of car camping.
The listing reads in part:
The airbed in back sleeps 2 in climate controlled comfort all night. Since the Tesla uses NO gas the Tesla’s A/C or Heat can run all night without any problem locked securely in my attached garage. You can set the mood with your selection of any Internet music you would like on the huge 17″ monitor. How often do you get to sleep in a $118,000 Electric Car?
The Twin Airbed is 6’6″ long and 36″ wide. The space in back is even wider, 40″ wide near the wheels and up to 56″ wide near the rear doors so you have extra room to move about. It comes with clean sheets, pillows and a blanket or comforter if you like.
You also get 2 remote controlled candles – (battery powered of course) to help set a fun camping mood in the Tesla.
Because nothing says romance like sleeping in a stranger’s car.
If that wasn’t strange enough, a close reading of the listing reveals that while you’ll be sleeping in the Tesla, you’ll have access to a “private room” in the owner’s condo during the day, complete with a kitchen, living room, TV, shower, and all the trimmings. Everything, apparently, besides a bed. For that, you’ll have to go outside and get in the Tesla.
But lest you think you’ll be able to drive the Tesla around during the day, think again.
The Tesla will be your private sleeping space that is securely parked in my garage. You will also get access to the Kitchen, Living Room, TV, and Private Bathroom & Shower in the Condo.
As the Tesla is of course my transportation, I would request that you are up by 8am so I can get to work. However, this is very flexible and we can agree on a time the night before of course! You are free to hang out in the Condo and even sleep-in longer on the big comfy couch if you like.
Wow. I’d actually pay $85 not to sleep in someone’s Tesla nestled inside a condo/cabin garage.
Welcome to the sharing economy, indeed.