You can find all manner of accommodation options on holiday rental website Airbnb, but a few lucky contest winners will have the chance to spend the night in the strangest location of all, a 360-degree underwater bedroom in the middle of a shark-infested tank.
The event, organised by Airbnb with the Aquarium of Paris, will see content winners flown to Paris on 11-13 April to spend the night in this unique accommodation.
During the evening, the winners will have a private tour of the aquarium, our host Frederic Buyle will spend time with them as well as the biologist. The idea is to explain the life of sharks, how they live, and explain their different behaviours, said Airbnb partnership director Anne-Sophie Frenove.
Theyll be able to feed the baby sharks, and after theyll have dinner. Finally, theyll be able to go into the structure, which is right there, and be able to look at the thirty-five sharks of six different species, Frenove added.
Safety conditions such as weight, medical fitness and age have been set by both organising parties. The two guests have to be over 18 and together must weigh less than 190 kg and be able to climb in and out of the bedroom.
The structure, a 360-degree underwater bedroom sitting in three million litres of water, took months to build by Etienne Clamagirand of Architeuthis and was tested for durability in the Mediterranean Sea.
Contestants must enter the competition through the rental sharing website and write a bit about themselves including why they should be the ones to win by midnight on April 3.
While Airbnbs scheduled event begins and ends in April, the structure will remain intact hopefully long after the contest winners have checked out of their underwater humble abode. The bed and pillows will be removed, morphing the structure into a hub for scientists and biologists to conduct research, the first of its kind, on the Aquariums sharks.