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A few years ago, the Idaho Potato Commission (yup, that's totally a real thing) created a giant model of an Idaho potato. The enormous spud toured the country on the back of a flat-bed truck for six years on "The Famous Idaho Potato Tour" with the purpose of drumming up potato sales.

We didn't know they had declined, but we guess things are okay now because the giant spud was retired in 2018. A new potato mascot would take over, but that still left a major problem.

The Potato Commission had literally no idea what to do with the six-ton spud they had just sitting around. This thing was massive; almost 30 feet long, 12 feet wide, and about 12 feet tall. Would they just put it out to pasture and let it rot?

Enter potato-savior Kristie Wolfe.


Kristie is a tiny-house developer who had an idea so insane that it might just be brilliant. She contacted the Potato Commission and asked if she could turn the potato into a room that people could rent out.

And folks, that's exactly what she did. Kristie renovated the super-spud and turned it into an AirBnB that looks ... well ... perfectly potato-tastic on the outside:

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The exterior doesn't seem to have changed much - and that was the point - but the inside is honestly kind of dreamy.

The walls look like they were carved out of mashed potato, but the rest doesn't have a spud vibe at all. The queen-sized bed is adorable, there are tons of lovely plants (though there are no windows, so light may be an issue for them) and a seating area.

There's even a chandelier made of antlers!

@pxrroud / Twitter


You're noticing the lack of a bathroom, right? We knew it.

Just because there isn't one in the spud doesn't mean there are no facilities on site. A short walk away from the potato is a grain silo that has been converted into a bathroom that's cool enough for even the pickiest potatoes.

It's got more plants, a round tub, toilet, sink ... and is that a fireplace?

KTVB / YouTube


The spud is garnering some serious attention. Check out this quick little news clip.

Big Idaho Potato turned into a hotel www.youtube.com


The room opens at the end of May, but you can already book it on AirBnB for about $250 a night after fees. Be aware, though, there's not a lot going on in the area.

The potato kind of is the attraction - so if you're looking for nightlife (or privacy) this probably isn't for you just yet. Let some of the fascination die down so you don't have passers-by just gawking at you while you're making a run to use the facilities.

As news of the room spread around Twitter, people shared their thoughts... and potato jokes.










So what do you think? Would you stay in the spud suite? Let us know!

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