Putting Airbnb’s new hosted ‘experience’ to the test

January 3, 2017

The global rental giant is rolling out tours and learning experiences run by ‘micro entrepreneurs’ in 12 cities worldwide. How will our writer fare on a hippy pottery course in Los Angeles?

I’d thought my “experience” was going to be about making pottery, but it turns out that it also involves sitting in a circle feeling crystals and drinking mezcal. I’m testing out the two-day, £221 Crafting Magic Airbnb Experiences package in Los Angeles, but wondering when we’ll get to the clay.

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Day one and Andrea Osojnik, our black-clad twentysomething host here in LA’s Echo Park neighbourhood, tells us we need to be in the right frame of mind to make a pot well (hence the crystal meditation) but the booze element (a clay pot makes mezcal taste more smoky, she says) perhaps makes this less likely.

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