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Travellers Staying At This Place In Scotland Take Turns Running The Bookshop Downstairs
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Travellers Staying At This Place In Scotland Take Turns Running The Bookshop Downstairs

At The Open Book, in Wigtown, Scotland, you can fulfill your dream of running a bookstore. The unique Airbnb flat costs just 57 USD a night, but it comes with a stipulation: renters also work at the bookshop on the first floor, doing everything that a regular bookshop owner might do.

“This project started about two years ago,” the owners told Bored Panda. “We wanted a way for people to experience the dream of having their own bookshop by the sea in Scotland (who doesn’t fantasize about that?), without making a huge commitment. We though creating a bookshop holiday was the answer.|

More info: Facebook | Airbnb (h/t: lostateminor, mymodernmet)

Have you ever dreamt of having your own bookstore?

“How much you work, or IF you work, is really up to you,” Open Book told Bored Panda

The second floor flat can comfortably accommodate two visitors

“All of our guests are beautifully unique, with their own stories to share”

“One of my favourites was a couple in their 80’s, who came to The Open Book for their honeymoon”

Come make your dream a reality!

Image credits: The Open BookCassie

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Arty
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6 years ago

Am I the only one to find that 57USD a night and having to work at the same time is greatly exaggerated?

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

No, you're not the only one. But I'd have to compare to US' accomodation prices' standards. But indeed I'd rather take a work+stay program, or pay a bit more and enjoy my free time.

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JessicaRucki
Community Member
6 years ago

so your telling me people pay to have the privilege to work for free? Sounds awful. Wonder if this violates any regulation standards considering most travelers don't have a working permit.

EmmaBlackburn
Community Member
6 years ago

I have a superb flat in Perth - I enormous executive bedroom - all top quality - en suite bathroom with double wash basin double Jacuzzi bath shower and loo - separate loo in the flat - fully equipped kitchen - open dining room - sitting room - 1st floor - best street in town in the café quarter - entry by buzzer phone - communal hall and garden on ground level and local estate agents are telling me the most I can get in rent is £600 pcm - which is £20.00 per night..........how does that work?????

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Quant
Community Member
6 years ago

60 bucks AND working... hahahahaha... oh dear...

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Arty
Community Member
6 years ago

Am I the only one to find that 57USD a night and having to work at the same time is greatly exaggerated?

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

No, you're not the only one. But I'd have to compare to US' accomodation prices' standards. But indeed I'd rather take a work+stay program, or pay a bit more and enjoy my free time.

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JessicaRucki
Community Member
6 years ago

so your telling me people pay to have the privilege to work for free? Sounds awful. Wonder if this violates any regulation standards considering most travelers don't have a working permit.

EmmaBlackburn
Community Member
6 years ago

I have a superb flat in Perth - I enormous executive bedroom - all top quality - en suite bathroom with double wash basin double Jacuzzi bath shower and loo - separate loo in the flat - fully equipped kitchen - open dining room - sitting room - 1st floor - best street in town in the café quarter - entry by buzzer phone - communal hall and garden on ground level and local estate agents are telling me the most I can get in rent is £600 pcm - which is £20.00 per night..........how does that work?????

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Quant
Community Member
6 years ago

60 bucks AND working... hahahahaha... oh dear...

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