Airbnb offers 100,000 euros to Anne and Romain to repair the ruin in 10 months

Airbnb offers 100,000 euros to Anne and Romain to repair the ruin in 10 months

Anne and Romain are about to revive a Norman house (pictured behind them) in Nullemont, Seine-Maritime, in an original style thanks to winning a competition organized by Airbnb. (©The Awakening)

Anne and Romain fell in love last summer because of the plot 5000 square meters it is located in Nullemont (Seine Maritime). Both designers in Paris found there farm and three outbuildings abandoned coming from 1880. The field of possibilities of these two creatives.

But why settle in the depths Normandy countryside ? “We were looking for 2 hours from Paris. Between Sologne, Perche and Normandy. The couple decides. It will be a small village of Seine-Maritime.

Crazy project

A week after buying the property, Anne and Romain came across a competition organized by the company Airbnb (read the box below). Promise: win 100,000 US dollars (101,338 euros) to achieve a innovative project.

Challenge accepted. They get addicted to design magazines and Pinterest, creating an ingenious plan to renovate one of Nullemont’s outbuildings.

Anne and Romain are set to bring a Norman house in Nullemont to life thanks to a competition run by Airbnb.
House plan submitted by Anne and Romain for a competition organized by Airbnb. (©Airbnb)

Multinational company verdict in this month of October 2022: the duo will win the check and have 10 months to perform the work. They are equal the only French winner of the competition.

Airbnb’s ‘Creating Incredible Places’ Challenge

From thousands of submissions from around the world, Airbnb selected 100 winners from 23 different countries to bring their ideas to life with a $100,000 grant (as part of the $10 million Wow! Fund) . Goal: move his accommodation to the Wow! on the community accommodation rental platform.
The selected projects made a difference thanks to “a unique and inspiring architectural concept, an ecologically responsible dimension and new ways to offer passengers an immersive experience”, the company specifies. The winners will design, build and equip their accommodation over the next ten months to welcome travelers from summer 2023.
“A lighthouse in Sweden accessible only by boat, a fossilized dinosaur skull in the desert, a floating house shaped like an avocado”: the contestants pushed creativity to the top.

Slide and jacuzzi

Anne and Romain keep the 300 m² farm for themselves. They will be able to commute and live there four days a week. In the meantime, the priority is to renovate the maisonette project for rent.

“We added fun to the competition,” explain the designers. AND water slideand built-in jacuzzi on the roof terrace or even large apertures for watching sunsets are part of the plans.

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Unfortunately, the dependency they chose to override is a a real mess. Oops!

We have to tear it down and rebuild it completely. The wood received water for 10 years. It sounds hollow.

Anna and Roman
The addiction that the couple chose requires a complete renovation.
The extension that Anne and Romain want to renovate for their project requires a complete renovation. (©Airbnb)

Never mind, they want to bring it back to life while respecting the original style.

10 months, the countdown has begun

Respecting local traditions really was competitive criterion which caught the attention of Anna and Romain. Their goal is to restore the Norman dwelling in accordance with the know-how of the past years.

“We will bring a modern side to the competition. In addition, they will use traditional techniques such as massive timbering and cobs. Local businessmen and artisans accompany the couple on this ambitious project.

“Make the place lively and warm” is the main desire of the couple. “We want to discover and make others discover,” he adds. Themed weekend, local products, yoga lessons. The duo is brimming with ideas on how to liven up their lives future gite 110 m2.

“The mayor of Nullemont has already come to see us,” they enthused. In addition to a very good contact, the city councilor taught them good news. Thread has just been installed close to their new home, an unexpected influx that will receive their guests even more appropriately. There are now 10 months left for construction. Tick ​​Tock…

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