Renting is a concept we are all very familiar with. You can hire a huge variety of things from apartments to motorbikes to DVDs. However there a few things you can rent that are a little surprising.
The Bugatti Veyron is the fastest road legal car in the world and also one of the most expensive. At between $1,000,000 and $2,500,000 they are a bit on the pricey side for motor vehicles, it can even cost up to $300,000 just to run them for a year. Obviously not everyone can afford that. In fact there have only been around 300 sold altogether.
However a businessman in England has come to the rescue of the cash-strapped. For a mere $18,000 a day you too can travel at a ridiculous 407KPH on the open road. Only you can't because of those pesky speed laws and the tracking device installed in the car that monitors your speed at all times. Oh well, at least it looks nice.
The best thing about being a celebrity isn't the money, the fame or even the wild parties but the paparazzi. Who wouldn't want a group of reporters and photographers following their every movement? Well luckily enough there is a company, Celeb 4 A Day, who will hire out a group of people armed with cameras so you can have the authentic celebrity experience.
They offer various packages but for the most expensive at $2500 you get your own bodyguard, publicist and limousine for two hours. Not only will the fake paparazzi chase you if you run but for extra added value they will also shout your name, ask you questions and at the end of the whole ordeal give you a nice magazine cover.
Remember when you were a kid and you used to build castles out of stuff from your house and pretend you were a king or a knight? Now imagine that but this time instead of the cardboard boxes you actually were inside a bona fide castle. That's so much more awesome.
The United Kingdom is still home to quite a few castles and since they no longer serve their primary purpose, what with the advances in siege warfare, some owners have decided to convert them into guest houses. Instead of renting out individual rooms though some of these castles offer "exclusive use" whereby you and your personal guests are the only people in the castle. For example this one which was built in 1275 can be rented for a week for $18,000 allowing you to play soldiers as you always hoped you could.
Everyone at some point in their life has thought about how cool if they had a country all to themselves. You could do whatever you wanted and no-one could tell you what to do. That dream is one step closer now thanks to the small country of Liechtenstein. For $70,000 a night (though you have to stay at least two nights, but we can't see why anyone would only stay for one night anyway) you effectively rent the country.
Firstly you get to meet the head of state, receive a ceremonial key, have your own currency and customised road signs. It also includes accommodation for 150 people so you get to bring along all your friends and show them how great you are. Just try not to upset the 35,000 local inhabitants who still live there.