Herc recently discovered he had an Anderson WW2 air raid shelter in his back garden and It was whilst clearing this out that inspiration for his latest money making venture struck. Why not let it out? He thought. Then, moments later, bingo! Why not let them all out? A quick google search brought up the fact that there are approx. 50,000 Anderson shelters still in existence in the uk alone. So Hurc quickly set up 'Air raid B & B' - to offer short stays in a half buried, comfort free, blitz themed, 'period property'.
In order to road test the 'Air Raid B & B' concept Herc chose Edinburgh during the festival - somewhere notorious for its seasonal lack of accommodation as well as its total lack of ariel bombing. A small advert in the local paper 'The Drunken Bastard' identified several dozen suitable shelters which Herc quickly secured for the duration, all at the going rate of 2 bottles of buckfast per week. Which isn't bad when you consider he then rented them out for £400 to a £1000 a night, depending on the shelters location and whether it was going to be used as a performance venue as well.
Herc is quick to point out it was not all profit. Stating that he is currently defending a 'class action' suit for multiple mold aggravated chest infections as well as numerous claims of asbestosis. He also points out he spent a small fortune on supplying guests with 'a full Scottish breakfast' (two cans of special brew and half a packet of Tunnocks wafers). He has also received several lawyers letters on behalf of some company called 'Air B&B' threatening legal action over his alleged use of their name. "Rubbish" says Herc, "what sort of a name is 'Air B&B' anyway"?
Undeterred he is busy signing up shelters all over the uk to 'Air Raid B&B'. "I can't lose". Herc will tell anyone who will listen, "It's not just about providing punters with terrible short break accommodation, it's also that with Trump in power there is bound to be some bombing sooner rather than later. Then let's see who is worried about a bit of asbestos or the odd case of Legionella..."