Vote for Who Will Stay in Conan’s 25,000-Square-Foot Studio, Using Airbnb

Three weeks ago, Conan O’Brien listed his “cozy and charming” 25,000-square-foot Burbank, Calif., studio on Airbnb, the start-up that has become controversial because it allows just about anyone to rent out any type of housing to anyone on the Internet.

Now Conan has narrowed the field of applicants from thousands to four finalists, who are being characterized as “a cougar, a Brit named Omar, a Florida family of 10 and a Bill Clinton wannabe.”

Conan fans are being asked to vote for who gets to spend three nights on the nighttime show’s couch — for $3.

So far, the family of 10 is in the lead.

Here’s Conan explaining the rules:


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