Thanks to the sharing economy, you can use a stranger’s hammer, car, or even apartment — but what about life’s most basic needs? With Airpnp you can find (and if necessary, pay for) the nearest toilet. If the line for portapotties is too long, why not at least see which nearby neighbors and businesses will take your No. 1 for a couple $1s?
The Next Web has the deets:
Airpnp is now available for users to lease out their bathrooms through a mobile optimized web app, and native apps are in the works. The service itself will be put to test during Mardi Gras 2014 in New Orleans, which happens on March 4. There are currently a handful of toilets listed on the site spanning a range of prices — some bathrooms are free, while urinating at a hotel bathroom where “Tom Cruise, Nicholas Cage, Frank Sinatra, and Walt Disney have all peed” requires a payment of $10.
I think I’d actually pay to AVOID a toilet some of those guys had used, but that’s just me. (The throne that has witnessed Ryan Gosling’s turds, on the other hand …)
I looked up toilets in my area on Airpnp’s map, just out of curiosity. Lo and peehold, someone in Portland is renting out his or her toilet — or litterbox, if you prefer:
But it’s priced at $1 to $5 and has an average rating of only three stars. PASS. I think I’ll stick to my old standby: my neighbor’s flowerbed.