Welcome back to Cribs, the TechCrunch TV series that takes you inside the offices of the industry’s hot companies to see what it’s really like inside the belly of the tech innovation beast (and check out the free food and fun perks that often help power it.)
In this episode, we visited the downtown San Francisco headquarters of Airbnb, where we received a tour from co-founder and CTO Nate Blecharczyk. Now, I have to admit that our expectations were pretty high — after all, by running possibly the most well-known online marketplace for booking short-term accommodations, I figured that the folks at Airbnb have seen their fair share of interestingly designed interiors.
I’m happy to report that the Airbnb office did not disappoint. The company has actually re-created rooms from some of the coolest properties available for rent on the site, and uses them as conference rooms. This means that there are replicas of spaces in Hong Kong, Berlin, New York City, and elsewhere that are accurate down to the smallest details, which was pretty neat to see.
Watch the video embedded above to see those re-created Airbnb spaces for yourself, along with a particularly historic Skee-Ball machine, surprisingly tasty looking gourmet raw food, some *very* unique bathrooms, and more.
Founded in August 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique spaces around the world – online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more that 26,000 cities and 192 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community...