Former Gas Station Transformed Into Home-Sweet-Home Airbnb

For $130 a night you can stay in a 98-year-old gas station in Peterson, Minnesota. Missy Meyer and her daughter, Sarah Mensing, showcased their creativity by turning an old Mobil gas station built in 1975 into a home-sweet-home to host Airbnb guests. From the outside, the building looks like a gas station, complete with red and white vintage gas pumps. The inside sports two bedrooms, a fully-stocked retro-vibe kitchen, a large living room, an office, and a bathroom that’s much nicer than the average gas station bathroom. Missy’s father acquired the gas station property in 1998 and turned it into a little weekend getaway. The mother-and-daughter duo transformed the 600 square foot property earlier this year and say it’s been a hit. Guests agree, with one visitor calling the property a “cute little nook with interesting history.” As an Airbnb, the transformed gas station has earned a 4.86 out of a 5-star rating for cleanliness, communication, location, and check-in system. While Missy and Sarah added a shower to the bathroom, the gas station remains in its original form, including the original hardware floors, original furnace, and original lighting fixtures. The pair admit that people have mistakenly pulled in, thinking that the building is a real gas station.