Heading to Chicago? Consider spending a night in a sausage car!
An interesting ad just popped up on Airbnb. Oscar Mayer’s legendary Wienermobile is now available for rent as a hostel room. Spending a night in the 8-meter / 26-feet long hot dog-shaped vehicle costs $135 USD, and it is truly a shame you are not allowed to drive it around.
This particular Wienermobile resides in a residential district close to the downtown of Chicago. It houses a bathroom with a WC, beds for two and everything you need to make fresh, tasty hot dogs: a fridge packed full with sausages, a grille and a cabinet with freshly baked buns.
In late 19th century, entrepreneur Oscar Mayer emigrated from Germany and opened a meat stall at the Chicago Market. Later on, he was able to expand his business to a whole meat store network. In the 1930s, a close relative of his decided to sell hot dogs in Chicago. To boost the sales, he built a unique car stylized as a four-meter (13-feet) long hot dog.
In 1970s, Oscar Mayer added two more hot dog cars to its pool, both based on Chevrolet vans. As the company grew, new Wienermobiles continued to be created.
Editor Andrew Raspopov