A Chicago-based couple will use their love of DIY design and recycling to construct an Airbnb rental out of end-of-life tires on their property south of Grand Rapids.

Last month, Kim Sullivan and Clayton Brown won $100,000 from a $10 million contest hosted by Airbnb. The money will enable them to realize their dream of constructing a house out of recycled tires that will be featured on Airbnb's website under the OMG! category.

The OMG! category includes unique listings like a converted caboose, a glass cottage, a renovated silo and a tiny “airship” overlooking the Scottish Highlands.


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The tire house is intended to be a split-level, two-bedroom home with one bathroom and an outside deck on each level. It will include both organic and manmade components.

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