The reason so many people flock to Airbnb is that there is a wide variety of rentals to choose from. This is due to listings around your area, or within the vicinity that you’d like to travel to. These home rentals can either be really expensive or really cheap; both are great if you’re looking for a place to stay for the weekend and you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a hotel room. Despite Airbnb’s prices, one thing that is surprising is that there are properties on the market that you might not want to sleep in.
In particular, “Youtuber Ryan Trahan spent 24 hours in the micro-accommodation designed by sculptor Jeff Smith. This is located in the vicinity of Harvard University, in Boston, United States.” The mini-house offers basic amenities, including a stove for cooking. Other than that, the house is pretty useless, though Ryan Trahan would say and think otherwise. In the video, viewers can follow him as he lives in that house for 24 hours. Yes, you right that right: 24 hours! Oh, and I also forgot to mention that this is the world’s smallest house.
Who is Ryan Trahan?
With 561k followers on Instagram, Ryan Trahan has had an interesting way of accumulating more followers. For one: he had been an athlete at Texas A&M University as a track runner, before dropping out. And for two: his posts are different, for a lack of a better word. For instance, if you’re wondering what kinds of videos he posts, here are a few that might give you an idea: “Tesla Pilot for 24 Hours Straight,” “I Survived on 0.10 for Three Days – Episode 1,” “Running a Marathon in Skinny Jeans.”
With over 2 million subscribers on Youtube, it’s no wonder that he would agree to live in the world’s smallest house, as that would generate a lot of attention and views, something that is very important for a full-time YouTuber.
Here’s what he had to stay as to why he decided to stay in the smallest Airbnb: “I entered this challenge to overcome one of my great fears. Realistically, it is not difficult to stay in a small place for 24 hours. It is just a mental challenge for me. It was actually fun.” Because the house is tiny, he had to figure out how to stay comfortable while also buddling up due to the cold weather in New England, especially in Boston. Trust me, it can get very cold, and at times being cold can be extremely unpleasant.
Throughout his experience, he faced two obstacles, one with a police officer and another one with a stranger. For example, an Entrepreneur Staffer wrote that during the day, “a police officer approached him to inform him that the small motor home could not be there.” And later that night, “a stranger tried to open the door. Since he was awake from the scare, the YouTuber tried to make popcorn and almost started a fire.”
Even though he dropped out of college, Ryan Trahan is doing well for himself. Though some of his videos are subjectively outrageous, like who would really want to sleep in a Tesla for 24 Hours while it’s on pilot mode. Uh, not me. But I would say his videos are, in fact, entertaining to watch. But isn’t that what really matters at the end of the day? I’d like to think so. From leaving the track team to becoming a full-time YouTuber, Ryan Trahan has become a charismatic, engaging, and erratic entertainer that would catch anyone’s attention.
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