The bidder has to be a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B), but beyond that qualification, people can bid on a stay at Warren Buffett’s childhood home, via Airbnb.
There are a small number of rules for the bidding. Each must click the “Contact Host” button, and stay away from the “Request to Book” section. The chance coincides with the company’s annual meeting, according to Airbnb:
Win a stay in Warren Buffett’s childhood home during the annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting weekend!
The famous investor’s long list of successes is used as an enticement:
Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, is known for inspiring entrepreneurs annually at the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting. And this year during the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting, one lucky winner will get to see where it all began. We’re giving away the chance to be the honored guest in the house where Warren Buffett was raised. (This is also the house where he launched his trail-blazing career… with a neighborhood paper route!) Warren’s family moved there in 1936 when he was six years old and his mother continued to live there until 1966. Ready for a once-in-a-lifetime weekend commemorating the 50th anniversary of Berkshire Hathaway? Wonderful!
Despite his fame and track record, the house is very ordinary. It accommodates six, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and, of course, air conditioning. Cancellation is what Airbnb calls “flexible,” which means “Full refund 1 day prior to arrival, except fees.” However, the deal is not quite that simple; read the fine print.