Airbnb apologizes for listing slave hut for rent
Airbnb has apologized for an earlier listing for an 1830-built slave hut on its website. The company began to develop new rules that will help avoid similar incidents in the future, reports CNN.
“Properties that served as slave housing in the past have no place on Airbnb. We apologize to those who were hurt by the announcement, and regret that we could not remove it sooner, ”said representatives of the service. Airbnb stressed that they removed all such posts from the site.
The new owner of the hut, Brad Hauser, also commented on the situation, noting that the previous owner is responsible for the proposal. The property that users were asked to stay in is located in Greenville, Mississippi and is part of the building that now houses the motel. According to Hauser, at the time of buying the property, he did not know about its history.
Airbnb in June announced about the launch of a $10 million fund for the creators of the “craziest” real estate ideas. A panel of experts will select 100 of the most interesting, implementable, and sustainable housing designs, each with $100,000 to bring ideas to life.