Kim and Kanye try to snag $30M Airbnb pad for free

Posted On Thu, August 18, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, August 18, 2016 By In Celebrities, Soho, Tribeca

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.

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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.

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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.

[Via NYPost]

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Lead image: Penthouse at 10 Sullivan Street; image courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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