Airbnb throws mysterious illegal van tenant to the curb

A mysterious woman who sold dilapidated vans as adventurous Airbnbs has been thrown to the curb.

Airbnb host known as ‘Nancy’ has been removed from company online listings after cops seized seven vans last week that authorities say had been used for at least two years as rentals Airbnb at a reduced price.

Uptin Saiidi stayed at this New York Airbnb street camper van and documented it on his YouTube channel.Uptin / YouTube

“We do not tolerate this behavior and Airbnb prohibits stays from being listed on public lands. The host and the ads in question have been banned from the Airbnb platform, ”said an Airbnb spokesperson.

Host Nancy's Airbnb ads show RVs in the East Village.  They have since been arrested by the sheriff's department.
An Airbnb listing from host “Nancy” shows RVs in the East Village. They have since been arrested by the sheriff’s department.
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Uptin Saiidi stayed at this New York Airbnb street camper van and documented it on his youtube channel.  The vans have since been confiscated by the sheriff's department.
Airbnb kicked the host who listed the vans from their platform.
Uptin / YouTube

The spokesperson did not give details of “Nancy” or explain how the company issued her a verified check mark, which is required to use Airbnb as a host or guest in the United States.

In a series of since-deleted posts on the app, vans have been touted as a great way for tourists to grab a bite of the Big Apple on the cheap for under $ 100 a night.

Uptin Saiidi stayed at this New York Airbnb street camper van and documented it on his youtube channel.  The vans have since been confiscated by the sheriff's department.
One dissatisfied guest described the experience as “awful” and made a YouTube video about his stay.
Uptin / YouTube

An observant traffic cop noticed something about the vehicles – five of which were parked in the East Village – whose registration and NJ plates had long expired, some dating back to 2000, sources said.

A dissatisfied customer made a YouTube video from her “horrible” stay on August 4th, claiming to have first been won over by the ad “Nancy”, which offered her the #VanLife experience for only $ 97.

The vans were confiscated by the sheriff's department.
The vans were confiscated by the sheriff’s department.
New York Sheriff’s Office

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