A Japanese hotel is offering rooms for under $1, but there’s a catch: Guests will be live-streamed during their stay.
The place is known as the, “One Dollar Hotel." The single room they are offering is at the Business Ryokan Asahi in Fukuoka, Japan, that costs 100 yen, or about $0.92. However, part of the “price” of staying is that guests must agree to be featured on the hotel’s YouTube channel . The channel was launched last week and has over 5 million subscribers!
The hotel says that they don’t expect or want any free X-rated voyeuristic footage from the hotel’s YouTube channel. No nudity, sexual activity or any other “lewd acts” are allowed while staying in the room. Guests are required to sign an “Accommodation Pledge” during their stay and must get changed in the hotel’s shared bathrooms.
The small room comes with a traditional Japenese tatami floor mat, a foldable sleeping mat, a small coffee table, a TV and a kettle.
Livestream video does not have any sound and guests are permitted to turn off the lights, although the video cannot be turned off.
Apparently there are lots of people who want to watch other people do ordinary things! There's also a story out today that an adult web company is offering families $250 to livestream Thanksgiving dinner. “Those who are lonely this holiday can now livestream dinnertime shenanigans and enjoy the company of others from afar with the quick click of a button,” CamSoda writes in a press release.