Garden tents offered on Airbnb as ‘tropical’ accommodation during Commonwealth Games

An Airbnb host has listed an “exotic” and cheap alternative for anyone looking for accommodation during this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

For just £27 a night, up to six people can sleep in tents in a garden at the back of Washwood Heath, reports the Birmingham Mail.

The garden is described as a “unique camping experience” and a “tropical oasis” by Airbnb host Brenda, who says guests will “have the whole place to themselves”.

And while booking isn’t traditional, guests will have access to a downstairs bathroom throughout their stay.

Photos accompanying the listing show three small tents in the garden, enough to accommodate up to six people.

The garden is described as a “lush tropical space”, with “plenty of natural water features” and “seating areas”.

And those planning to attend the games this summer can still find space for the opening ceremony on July 28.

While some may think this listing is a liquidation, Airbnb accepts card payments to stay here.

Additional costs for guests include hiring a ‘fully functioning barbecue’ for £10 – which thankfully also includes a bag of charcoal and lighting fuel.

A chimney log burner can also be hired for £10 and includes lighting materials.

The listing was spotted by Manchester resident Jordan Lewis while trying to find accommodation during the tournament.

Jordan wrote on Twitter: “Trying to find reasonable (sic) accommodation in Brum for the Commonwealth Games as they are all inflated to over £300 a night.



A wood burning stove is available for an additional £10 per night

“I found one on Airbnb, only to click on it and it’ll be a tent in someone’s backyard. At least it’s an ‘oasis’.

“I still can’t get over the ad saying ‘entire place for you’…it’s a tent, Brenda.

“The worst part is if you’re cold it costs an extra £10 to hire the wood burner.”

Host Brenda warns those interested that she is ‘not Mother Nature’ and has ‘no control’ over the weather forecast, although gazebos can be set up for extra protection in the event of rain .

All seven previous guests who have left reviews on Airbnb have raved about Brenda, with one writing, “You really don’t feel like you’re in town when you’re there.”

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