World’s tiniest airbnb now available for bookings

By Sheena Amos

DUBAI 14 December 2018: Airbnb and Miniatur Wunderland of Hamburg, are inviting guests to book the world’s tiniest Airbnb.

The home, in the small town of Knuffingen, will only be available for guests who are 2 centimetres and under, with all proceeds going to Hanseatic Help, a charitable social logistics initiative based in Hamburg.

The handsome two-storey house is a classic redbrick German family home – shrunk down to a height of a small lunchbox – and is located in the miniscule but typical German city of Knuffingen, in the heart of Miniatur Wunderland. Before now, Knuffingen was one of the rare few cities without any homes on Airbnb but it is now proud to list its most beautiful family home just in time for Christmas Eve.

Honorary Citizens

Tiny visitors will be greeted like honorary citizens. Their journey will start at the world famous Knuffingen airport, a technical masterpiece that took almost six years and €4 million to construct. One of the busiest and most famous cities in Wunderland, Knuffingen measures 120 square meters and has a population of 10,000 tiny people. Passionate train enthusiasts can arrive by Christmas train, pull into the town’s tiny station and stare in wonder at the impressive Guinness Book of World Records-certified model railroad system (which has a whopping 15,400 metres of track).

A tour around Knuffingen will include a stop at the iconic “Castle Löwenstein”. The castle is a beautiful baroque inspired building, perched on a hillside above the snow-covered city. This time of year it is lit up by hundreds of twinkling festive lights and festooned with oodles of seasonal decorations including over 30,000 LEDs.

Home Comforts

The home offers everything a tiny guest could possibly need, from the luxurious postage stamp sized bed to the very festive family room with its open fire and towering four centimetre tall Christmas tree. Less is definitely more in the lounge: relax on the comfy thumbnail sized sofa, saddle up the paper-clip sized rocking horse or get snug as a little bug by the bijou 40 mm wide fireplace. The tiniest items of all are the Christmas stockings over the fire: barely visible to the human eye, they are about the length of a standard pencil tip.

Although average-sized guests won’t be able to fit inside this listing’s itty-bitty door, they are invited to book it for $10 a night and unlock the gift of giving this Christmas. The proceeds from each booking of the world’s tiniest listing will go to Hanseatic Help, a charitable social logistics initiative based in Hamburg.

House Rules
● Guests must measure 2 cm or less
● No oversized luggage allowed
● Small talk with the host is encouraged
● Miniature pets are permitted (penny-sized at most)
● Tiny parties and gatherings are allowed (if they can fit through the 3 centimeter tall doorway)
● Shoes off – especially high heels!
● No tall orders please – but we’re happy to accommodate small requests

Check out the world’s tiniest Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/30728582

The full $10 cost for an overnight stay at Knuffingen will be donated to Hanseatic Help.



Dubai Gazette