G-Dragon to rent out studio
The move is part of a collaboration with Airbnb, an online and mobile platform on which users may rent out their homes to temporary or long-term guests. The singer’s old practice studio is where he practically lived during his training prior to his debut.
The studio, in the Hongdae area in western Seoul, is currently listed on the website, and the K-pop star reportedly plans to take guests on a tour of the neighborhood where the facility is located.
“I have many memories there, and I would like to tell my guests my stories through the site,” G-Dragon said at a press conference on Thursday. “I’m excited that this experience can bring me new friends.”
However, the chance to spend some quality time with the singer will be tough to win. Anyone interested must write a 300-word essay on how he or she makes friends with people from different cultural backgrounds.
G-Dragon will choose five people to spend three days with, which he will post on his listing. The deadline for essay submission is at midnight on Aug. 29, local time. Entries can be sent through the Airbnb website.
The actual stay will be from Sept. 21 to 23.
By Lee Sun-min