Putting the Homes of Real Refugees on Airbnb
Raising awareness and donations for those in makeshift refugee camps
London creatives Jason Scott and Joris Philippart wanted to highlight the dire living conditions in ‘The Jungle’ camp in Calais and try to raise money for a good cause. After seeing the photos their volunteer friend took of the area, which couldn’t be further from an Airbnb holiday home, they decided to use the site to showcase this stark contrast on the platform Homes of the Jungle.
The duo listed some of the real homes of refugees on Airbnb to help raise much-needed funds for the Help Refugees charity. Those who booked a room before they were destroyed by the French police (and Airbnb removed the listings) wouldn’t be able to actually stay in the home, but they’d have their payment donated to help the refugees.