The real homes of real people in The Jungle refugee camp, Calais, have been listed on Airbnb. Book one before they're destroyed by the French police. All the money raised from bookings will be donated to the Help Refugees charity.

Update: Unfortunately, Airbnb consider the Jungle too dangerous a place to list homes, which is exactly our point. So you can't book accommodation through their site any more, but you should still donate directly because nobody deserves to stay in these dire conditions. 



This 12ft wide dome is situated right in the centre of the Jungle and has been home to a family of eight for several months, although at one time there were 13 people living here. One of the largest homes in the camp, it consists of a single sheet of canvas held over a frame of sticks and bound together with bits of string and found plastic. As you can see from the photographs, it has been decorated with graffiti artwork. Unlike most homes of the jungle, it comes complete with the luxury of a makeshift oven, which is used for everything from heating to cooking and even rubbish disposal. Although the shelter quickly fills with dangerous fumes whenever it is used, in winter it was quite literally a lifesaver. 


Roughly 7ft long by 5ft wide, this plywood shelter has enough room for up to 4 people. It is one of the sturdiest homes in the jungle, which should make it harder for police to kick down. The single bed is a discarded mattress placed on top of a found table that will keep you off the cold floor and away from the rats that frequently run throughout the camp. The hut is conveniently located a mere stone’s throw from the charity drop-off point which means that you’ll be one of the first in line for any supplies. Unfortunately there is no inside toilet and the nearest portaloo is over 100m away, which could be painful if you get one of the regular bouts of e.coli or dysentery which regularly sweep the camp.


Large open plan shelter with waterproof cover – handy for the winter storms. This hut is suitable for big groups and was actually home to 11 people during the worst of the rains. The floor is made from wooden pallets covered with sheets and rugs that have helped to keep the children away from the cold and often frozen dirt below. The kitchen area consists of a gas-fired hob that was provided by a charity and is used to cook small meals from the few ingredients that have either been donated or found on the camp black market.


Unfortunately, this handmade accommodation was nearly destroyed during the eviction of the group who were living here. Yet since part of the roof as well as the main entrance is still standing, people will soon be queuing up to move back in. After all, any form of cover is much better than sleeping outside under the cold sky. The sofa-bed is capable of sleeping a couple as well as a child if necessary and the walls have been reinforced with sleeping bags that have been taken from those who have attempted to make it to the UK. Since they’ve only recently evicted people, it should be a while before the police return to take it down permanently. 


This relatively small accommodation is ideal for a couple or a young family. It was hastily put together using scavenged sticks and a large canvas sheet, which don’t offer much protection against the elements. On the bright side, it is relatively easy to repair once it's damaged. As you can see, a few blankets have been left in the dome but it gets so cold that guests are advised to bring additional sheets if possible or alternatively to huddle for warmth. There are no cooking facilities within the shelter but there is a shallow fire pit outside as well as a sheet of plywood that can act as a sort of dining area.


This relatively luxurious cabin has enough space for up to eight people and has been carefully built with sheets of found wood. It boasts a roof of corrugated iron to keep the winter rains off and is set off the ground so that puddles do not flood the interior. Some boards appear to have been damaged or stolen during raids so expect to feel some breeze when inside. The shelter’s location on the outside perimeter makes it quieter than many other homes but this does mean that you have to wake up earlier than most to walk the 3 miles to where charities distribute the aid, or risk missing out.