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Mountain View man charges $900 a month to live in his tent

You can eat inside Mountain View man charges 900 a month to live in his tent Fusion


Jon Potter owns, which purports to have “all the best cute pictures around,” but he’s also in charge of running the AirBnb page for the tent outside his parents home in the Monta Loma neighborhood of Mountain View, California, near the Google campus. He’s charging $46 a night, or $900 a month, for a spot in the not-so-spacious 7 x 9 Coleman tent sitting in the backyard.

“Indeed, it is preposterous,” Potter told Fusion, “because there aren’t a lot of places people would consider paying that much. I’ve also have had people ask for a discount if they bring their own camping stuff. I have not followed through on that.”

Preposterous though it may be, it’s a reality the market apparently dictates. There’s hardly anywhere in Mountain View for folks to stay, he told Fusion, and so he and his parents joked one day they should just rent out a tent in the backyard. Soon after, it wasn’t much of a joke. At first, they listed the tent at about $20 a night, but there were so many requests that Potter needed to bump up the price.

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Preposterous... Or AWESOME? Why not both?

I wonder if it's legal to charge people to camp in your backyard in Mountain View?

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