House of Carbs: You can now stay in this giant potato for less than €200 a night on Airbnb

House of Carbs: You can now stay in this giant potato for less than €200 a night on Airbnb

IF you're a couch potato looking to put your roots down somewhere quiet, then this Airbnb offering is guaranteed to give you a rush of spud to the head.

Located in South Boise, Idaho in the northwestern United States, the giant potato – officially known as the Big Idaho Potato Hotel – is surrounded by 400 acres of quaint prairie farmland in starch contrast to busy city life.

The 28-foot long, 12-foot wide and 11.5-foot tall structure weighs in at around six tonnes but is actually made from a combination of steel, plaster and concrete.


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#Repost @idahopotatoes For #EarthDay a 6 ton Idaho Potato has been officially recycled as an Airbnb, now called the Big Idaho Potato Hotel! At this grand opening was also the launching of the Big Idaho Potato Truck Tour, 2.0, that has a new potato with the infamous #taterteam that will go across the U.S for it’s 8th year! @kristiemaewolfe has been extremely successful with her tiny homes and was thrilled to have the old potato turned into her next tiny home...well Big Idaho Potato Hotel! Here are some exclusive photos of the potato as well the silo which is the bathroom and includes a fireplace and hot tub! Also, the Tater Team, Miss Idaho, @ninaaforest Kristi and Frank Muir of the Idaho Potato Commission. #IsItRealIdaho #IdahoPotatoes #Potato #Potatoes #airbnb #recycle #idaho

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It was originally designed and built by the Idaho Potato Commission in 2012 to promote one of the US state's most popular exports, and toured the country before being decommissioned last year.

But in a bid to give the giant spud a new lease of life, it is now available as a rental on Airbnb having been converted into a liveable space by local DIY enthusiast Kristie Wolfe.

The property comes with one queen-size bed, a small bathroom, kitchenette, fireplace, and air-conditioning – and it's fair to say the crisp interior is nothing short of spudtacular!

It costs $200 (€178/£155) a night, plus a $31 service fee and $16 in occupancy taxes and fees – bringing the total price of a one-night stay in your own private Idaho to around $247 (€220/£190).

Did someone say bargain?

For more information on the Big Idaho Potato Hotel or to book a stay click here