• Sue Bentley

Would You Pay $900 to Live in a Tent?

Urban camping just got a whole lot more expensive in Silicon Valley.

As the housing market in California’s Bay Area continues to grow increasingly unaffordable, one entrepreneur decided to take advantage of the inflated housing costs in the country’s tech capitol.

Freelance web developer John Potter was looking to make a little extra money and decided to rent out a tent in his parents backyard, which he posted on Airbnb.

That’s right! For the incredibly low price of $899 a month you can live in this luxurious Coleman nine-by-seven foot tent that comes equipped with power outlets, Wi-Fi, a sleeping bag and the use of the Potter’s shower once a day. The property is also within walking distance of the Google campus and a Wal-Mart --ooooooohhhhhhhhhh – awwwwwwwwwwwwe!

No one ever took Potter’s offer for his monthly tent rent rate and he has since offered renters a room inside the home; however, he also offered a daily rate at $46 a night, which two people have paid for.

Both only stayed for one night.

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