“Smekalochka” is not alien to the Americans either. Paired with an entrepreneurial streak, sometimes just brilliant ideas are born. 7 old vans just parked on the street made more money than they cost themselves.
This week, the New York City Sheriff’s Department towed 7 minibuses off the streets of Manhattan, which have been converted and rented out on Airbnb, a popular daily rental service.
The vans had New Jersey registration numbers overdue, which became the formal reason for the evacuation. For some, registration ended in 2000. It is possible that they were not even on the move.
How long the vans were rented is not known. However, this was a very long time. Potential clients were encouraged to try #vanlife. Also, by renting such a “minibus”, one could take “instagram photos”. Well, in the end, these were quite affordable, by the standards of Manhattan, options for an overnight stay. It is known that one of the minibuses was rented for $ 97 per day. While a hotel room costs about $ 400.
There is only one question that torments – how did the police find out about these vans? Modern technologies. They can both help the business and harm. One of the visitors to such a van filmed a video review and posted it on YouTube. This video caught the eye of the police.