An Airpnp toilet compared to a regular toilet. Credit: Airpnp There are those moments when nature calls and every toilet seems to be out of order. And in those moments, you can turn to Airpnp.
Airpnp is an app that allows homeowners to charge people to use their bathrooms. Then, customers can rate their experience afterward, just like on Airbnb.
Travis Laurendine and Max Gaudin, both of New Orleans, founded Airpnp after getting sick and tired of looking for bathrooms during Mardi Gras. They wrote on their site:
"This problem is often solved by using what is known as a 'rogue pee.' If caught the person faces a weekend in Orleans Parish Prison. Yet this stiff penalty doesn’t stop thousands upon thousands of 'rogue pees.' This clearly demonstrates the demand for a legal alternative. Entrepeeneurs Travis Laurendine and Max Gaudin decided to capitalize on this golden opportunity starting with Mardi Gras 2014."
The company's logo, grossly enough, is a golden drop.
Airpnp seems to have taken off the most in Europe, where there are 155 available toilets. North America has 55, and New York has two.
Boston residents can use a Cambridge toilet for just $1 - it is advertised as one that rarely clogs.
Brooklynites can relieve themselves at a 100-year old Crown Heights mansion for $10 or a sparkling clean Carroll Gardens bathroom that even features Cottonnelle Double Roll - for free!
In Manhattan, a Union Square resident will let your friends play with a cute dog while you go.