Airbnb certainly doesn’t mind giving celebs free lodgings; Kardashian satellites Kylie and Kendall Jenner recently stayed gratis in a Turks and Caicos villa hosted by the home share site in return for posting bikini-ed beach shots on social media, and now according to a report by the Post, Kim K. and hubby Kanye West have been in negotiations with the company to stay for $0 in a big-ticket Manhattan penthouse for several months this fall.
A source at Airbnb told Page Six: “The plan would be for Kimye to live there for a few months for free, and Kim will post on social media about the apartment,” with Airbnb picking up the tab for the listing.
Penthouse at 35 North Moore Street; image courtesy of Douglas Elliman.
The couple are reportedly looking at possibilities–all of which are listed for sale–that include a $29 million penthouse at 10 Sullivan Street, a $29.9 million penthouse at 35 North Moore Street and another at 471 Washington Street listed for $24.5 million, among others.
Penthouse at 471 Washington Street; image courtesy of Douglas Elliman.
The hunt has hit a few snags, apparently, as the luxury properties’ sellers have balked at having Kimye’s names attached in case the association should deter high-end buyers. What’s more, Airbnb is only offering the owners $150K for the entire stay, as opposed to the full $100K a month they’d be getting otherwise.
Yeezy is looking to be in town for fashion week and keep a home base for his “Saint Pablo” tour which starts on August 25 and will be accompanied by 21 “Life of Pablo” pop-up merch shops worldwide. The rapper already owns a New York City apartment on Houston Street, but it’s a one-bedroom that’s “smaller than Kim’s closet in L.A.,” and certainly not big enough to accommodate the couple, their family and Kanye’s ego.
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Lead image: Penthouse at 10 Sullivan Street; image courtesy of Douglas Elliman.