Airpnp Lets You Rent Out Your Restroom For $5 Per Visit
If you’ve ever struggled to find a restroom or been appalled at the state of public facilities, a new app could come to the rescue.
Called Airpnp, it allows people to rent out their restrooms for $3–$5 per visit.
Owners who want to list their facilities are required to post pictures, and even specify the type of toilet paper they have—with some offering a range to choose from.
The app’s life began at the New Orleans Mardi Gras, but it has now expanded globally.
The founders said the site was inspired by their frustrations when attending the Mardi Gras festival and being unable to find a bathroom.
“This problem is often solved by using what is known as a ‘rogue pee’,” they explain.
“If caught the person faces a weekend in Orleans Parish Prison.
“Yet this stiff penalty doesn’t stop thousands upon thousands of ‘rogue pees’—and this clearly demonstrates the demand for a legal alternative.”
Hundreds of bathrooms are now listed on the service, from New Orleans to Korea to Colombia.
“Clean bathroom in our uptown home,” reads one.
“Toilet paper and hand soap provided, of course. Large mirror for checking yourself out.”
Another ad offers a “porcelain paradise” just off the main parade route in New Orleans, for just $3 per visit: “Imagine, you, gazing at passing floats. Now imagine you gazing at more floats just a few minutes later. Because that’s all it will take for you to unleash your bowels in our frequently cleaned porcelain paradise.”
This is a perfect example of a startup finding a need and filling that need. As ridiculous as it sounds, Airpnp is likely to become a standard for finding places to go at large events.