April 28, 2011
By Michele Travierso, TIME.com
Airbnb, a website for properties, has partnered with an event company in the principality of Liechtenstein to offer, well, the country itself for rent.
It all started last year when rapper Snoop Dogg approached the Liechtenstein government to rent the nation (home to around 35,000 people) as a location for a music video. The deal fell through for bad timing, but the idea stuck.
Customize the experience by renaming city streets and town squares, printing your own temporary currencies, or carving logos or names into the snow on the mountainside.
As part of the welcoming celebrations, the mayors themselves would present you with the keys to the city, with marching band and, possibly, with a medieval festival of your liking.
Renting Liechtenstein, which sports also great skiing, magnificent castles and offshore banks, will set you back about $70,000 a night (minimum stay is two nights).
Visit Airbnb’s blog and Time.com