Hundreds of people in Ontario donate cabins to famous actor amid Airbnb woes
Renowned English actor, producer and screenwriter John Cleese made a desperate plea for a place to stay while filming a movie in Ontario, and being the polite and caring Canadians that we are, residents have responded en masse for offer their properties to Monty Co-founder and star of Python.
Cleese, who appears to be in Huntsville to shoot a movie called Cut The Painter, about a writer retiring to a small town in the Far North, apparently ran into trouble with the Airbnb home he had rented in the area for the production.
“Does anyone in Huntsville, Ontario have a nice place I can rent to live while I shoot a movie?” The 81-year-old celebrity and Conan O’Brien BFF tweeted to his 5.6 million followers on Sunday afternoon.
“Airbnb took our money but now says they gave our house to someone else.”
People reacted quickly, offering their lakeside cabins, family homes, and even their own man-rooms, all the while bemoaning Airbnb because of their own past experiences with the company.
Not really, unless you want our tasteful but honestly rather cold basement room, but … if you want a good Yorkshire Sunday roast from an English family an hour south near Barrie , let us know? … you can also chase the sun around the pool with a drink..it’s a fun game pic.twitter.com/nIgvCtJQwY
– Beccy Smith (@ BeccySmith2) August 3, 2021
“If you still need a place, we’ll be happy to make it work. We don’t have Airbnb our place, but for you, we promise you an unforgettable Northern Ontario experience!” a fan offers.
“35 min by car from #Huntsville, and I’ll be your Uber driver. Love your job. Only if you are double vaxxed. “
“Nearby there are a lot of beautiful chalets. Retired NHL players have a lot of them. You may also want to contact Eugene Levy. He knows this part of Ontario well. Kurt Russell too. another intelligently suggested.
“I’m about two hours from Huntsville. I would be ready to give you the master bedroom. ” was among the most hilarious answers.
“You should sleep next to my wife, but I promise she snores better now. At first I would have a lot of questions about Python and Fawlty Towers, but these would slow down over time.”
Big name Esther the wonderful pig, who lives in a nearby sanctuary in Campbellville and had a comfortable bed to provide (in exchange for cupcakes).
John – you would love Esther and the gang. The drive to the plateau can be long, but it might be worth it.
– Thom Spillman ️🌈🇺🇸 🖖👊🏿 (@SpillmanThom) August 3, 2021
Given Cleese’s status, Airbnb also quickly responded, saying he was really sorry to hear about his problem with the platform and asking for a DM for more information to correct the reservation.
Cleese’s original post of course garnered almost 1,000 replies, around 1,000 additional retweets, 200 tweet quotes and 5,000 likes and counting in less than 24 hours, which means the fixture probably has more options to choose from. hosting that he doesn’t know what to do with.