Now on Airbnb: The Entire Nation of Sweden

Country would like you to come take advantage of its 'freedom to roam' concept
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2017 8:11 AM CDT
Now on Airbnb: The Entire Nation of Sweden
A lot of these feature an "open roof bedroom."   (Airbnb)

If your last-minute weekend getaways involve turning to the loving arms of Airbnb, we have that special listing for you: It is the entire nation of Sweden, reports Mashable, and it can be yours for the bargain price of free. Citing the Swedish principle of Allemansrätten—the freedom to roam or right to be free in nature—the crafty tourism wizards write that the country is "a place where you can eat berries from the ground, sleep under the stars, swim in the lakes and roam freely. To make this home available for everyone, Sweden has listed the entire country on Airbnb." There are nine very normal-looking Airbnb listings with amenities such as "Open roof bedroom," "Natural Heating (May-August)," "Wild Pets," and availability 365 days a year.

Business Insider runs down the list of things Allemansrätten entitles you to and it's pretty extensive:

  • Access to any land except private residences and 70 yards of them; cultivated land is also excluded
  • Pitch a tent, make a campfire, swim in lakes, fish in five main lakes or along the whole coast
  • Help yourself to flowers, mushrooms, and berries
  • Drive on any road not marked private
(More Airbnb stories.)

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