Open House Festival

In partnership
with Airbnb

London is a city
best shared

This year, Airbnb is partnering with the Open House Festival to make London more open, accessible, and shared. Similar to the festival, Airbnb allows people to open and share their homes so that guests from all over the world can feel like a local. It is no wonder that some Open House Festival Contributors are also Airbnb Hosts, choosing to Airbnb their spare rooms or entire homes from time to time. As they will tell you, sharing space is a life-enriching and uplifting experience, offering the chance to meet an incredibly diverse and interesting bunch of people.

Together, Airbnb and Open City are spotlighting Airbnb homes that are also part of the festival this year. We are celebrating the Londoners who are opening up their homes, sharing the power that architecture can have in connecting people to their city and their neighbourhood. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to hear the stories of the festival contributors who are also opening up their homes on Airbnb. Discover the story of Open House Festival Contributors Ben Ridley and Eryka Isaak who open up their homes to visitors and guests.

Meet the people behind the homes

Ben Ridley: Halliwick Road

Director of Architecture for London, Open House Contributor and Airbnb Host

A low-energy renovation of an Edwardian end-of-terrace home in Muswell Hill, 1 Halliwick Road offers unexpected interior architecture. As well as opening his home to visitors for the Open House Festival, Ben welcomes guests into his home throughout the year as an Airbnb Host. Ben talks to us about how he has created such a calm and considered space, and how hosting guests suits his way of life.

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Eryka Isaak: Deep Space

Glass Sculptor, Open House Contributor and Airbnb Superhost

An artist’s workshop-come-home, situated on a quiet mews in Brockley, Deep Space is all about the intersection between living and working. Eryka is opening up her studio to visitors of the Open House Festival, while the adjacent studio space is available to stay on Airbnb. Eryka discusses her love of hosting, the process of a self-build home, and how she prepares her home for visitors.

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Festival homes on Airbnb

These homes are open for Open House Festival and are available to stay in throughout the year on Airbnb.

Curated Airbnb Design Homes

Explore the collection of Airbnb Design Homes, curated by Open House Chief Curator, Zoe Cave — which includes everything from a historic artist’s school with views of the Shard, to an award-winning modernist conversion of a traditional south-west London townhouse.

Hosting on Airbnb

Whether you have a spare room or entire home, learn more about hosting on Airbnb.

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