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IKEA and Airbnb offer an extraordinary night in the big blue box

It’s one of the world’s most unique accommodation listings; IKEA Australia is working together with the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, Airbnb, to offer Aussies a rare chance to bed down in the big blue box.
 
Celebrating its support for the sharing economy through the unique accommodation listing, IKEA Australia is set to inspire the nation to make more of their homes. From clearing and creating space to making homes guest ready, the activity opens up doors to the collaboration economy. 
 
A unique night in the big blue box
 
The latest listing on Airbnb is the showroom at the IKEA store in Tempe, Sydney. Promising guests a truly unusual experience, where the IKEA bedroom displays will be transformed into a quirky accommodation option as the store opens its doors to guests for one night only on Sunday 31st August. 
 
Located close to the airport and with city views, complete with elevator and escalator access, Scandinavian influence and an adjacent kitchen diner, the IKEA Tempe store will be the most distinctive destination for a one-off Sydney overnighter. 
 
Adding her personal touch to co-style one of the rooms alongside IKEA interior design experts, will be Airbnb host Claire Ferguson. The host brings experience from her Sydney home, which with its modern feel and a splash of colour has become a hit with travellers from around the globe. 
 
 August 2014: It’s one of the world’s most unique The evening promises guests an inspirational evening, with tips and tricks on how to maximise their homes, not just for them but those looking for accommodation options. 
 
Adding a touch of something different to celebrate their stay, guests will experience a remarkable wake up call as they see in the first day of spring September. Having asked the country in a nationwide poll, IKEA on 1st will bring to life how Aussies dream of being woken up in the morning and there’s not one traditional alarm clock in sight. 
 
Kristin Bengtsson Marketing Manager for IKEA Australia comments: “At IKEA stores we like to do things a little differently. This year we’re turning the spotlight on the bedroom and bathroom, where we begin and end every day, so to celebrate the launch of our new year and 2015 catalogue, we’re truly excited to be collaborating with Airbnb to create something special that we hope will inspire Aussies to make the most of the spaces they have in their homes.” 
 
“Over 17 million travellers worldwide have experienced the unique properties listed on Airbnb. Airbnb gives people access to the most unique listings around the world from treehouses to yurts to villas, and now we’re adding IKEA to the list. Mixing authentic Airbnb hospitality with the design expertise of IKEA is sure to thrill any guest” said Eva Ross, Local Operations Lead at Airbnb.
 
Head to airbnb.com.au/airbnbatikea to check out the listing. Aussies wanting to as spend a nig