Airbnb lists tents in back garden as Commonwealth Games accommodation rush intensifies

As the search for accommodation in and around Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games intensifies, an enterprising Airbnb host advertises the possibility of staying in a tent in her garden.

Airbnb host Brenda is offering people the option of sleeping under canvas in her back garden in Birmingham for just £27 a night.

She even sells it as a “unique camping experience” and a *tropical oasis”, adding that “you’ll have the whole place to yourself”.

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Brenda clarifies that this is not a house reservation, but indicates that a downstairs bathroom is available during the stay. reports BirminghamLive.

The photos on the listing show three small tents in the garden of Washwood Heath, 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”.

The space is still available to hire for the Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games on July 28.

It may sound surreal, but the listing is real and Airbnb accepts card payments to stay there.

Additional optional extras for guests (at an additional cost) include the hire of 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.



The wood stove

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

In the listing, Brenda warns those interested of the uncertainties of an English summer.

She says she is “not Mother Nature” and has “no control” over the weather forecast.

But she added that gazebos can be installed for “additional protection”, in case of rain.

Rave reviews from guests staying at Brenda’s ‘peaceful’ garden hailed her as a ‘friendly’ host.

All seven enjoyed their stay, with one writing, “You really don’t feel like you’re in town when you’re there.”

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