Airbnb and Volvic offer a night at the foot of a volcano – Robb Report

For obvious reasons, the Covid-19 outbreak caused most of us to cancel our vacations last year. But thanks to vaccines, people are starting to travel again. To celebrate, Airbnb and Volvic are offering a unique experience among the volcanoes of southeastern France.

The online short-term rental company and the mineral water brand have teamed up to organize a lavish one-night-only stay in the Chaîne des Puys volcanic field in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, which is available to only two lucky adventurers in September. You won’t have to worry about dodging hot lava, but you’ll experience everything Unesco World Heritage has to offer, as well as gourmet meals and unforgettable activities. Even more appealing might be the cost of the whole experience: a single euro (or around $1.18).

Kilian Jornet’s “Lumipod” mini-house in the volcanic field of the Chaîne des Puys


Don’t worry, you and your guest won’t have to struggle in the natural park, where Volvic’s water also comes from. Instead, you’ll spend a night in a “Lumipod” mini-house owned by Kilian Jornet, record-breaking mountain athlete and global Volvic ambassador. The tiny dwelling has just enough room for a queen-size bed and an attached bathroom, according to the listand offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding volcanoes.

In case that wasn’t enough to pique your interest, your stay comes with plenty of extras. These include a guided tour of the region, a volcanic hike designed by Jornet, a local dinner for two by Michelin-starred local chef Adrien Descouls, a morning yoga session and, perhaps best of all, a tour in a hot-air balloon above the Chain. des Puys. Best of all, none of these will cost a penny more, as they’re all included in the one-night, one-euro rate.

by Kilian Jornet "LUMIPOD" mini-house in the volcanic field of the Chaîne des Puys

Jornet’s tiny house puts you in the heart of the volcanic fields.


“We are thrilled to partner with Volvic and Kilian to deliver this exciting and exclusive stay that celebrates one of the natural wonders France has to offer the world,” said Emmanuel Marill, Airbnb Director for Europe. the Middle East and Africa, in a press release. “The past year has demonstrated how connecting with nature is an important resource for regenerating and coping with stress. Natural parks offer endless opportunities for adventure for everyone”

The listing for Jornet’s house will go live at 3 a.m. ET on Monday, July 19, for a stay on September 18. Also set an alarm, as there is only one booking slot available – and it will go to the first person who meets the requirements, on a first-come, first-served basis. Another thing to note: you and your guest will be responsible for your transportation to and from the location. But that seems like a small price to pay for what is sure to be a truly special experience.

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