Do you ever feel stressed and just want to break the furniture or smash up a computer? The Russians have the solution! In Moscow, located in a flea market, Debosh offers a unique way for people to relieve stress and to take out their aggression harmlessly, violently and legally. This concept, known as “rage rooms” is a personalised experience in which Debosh can design the room to represent your office, flat or even a state institution, and can be filled with furniture to match your requests. You can even request a car to be placed in a room for you to destroy…
The business originally started out as a flea market, however the founder, Alexei Barinskiy, noticed that there was a large number of items that could not be sold and decided that he needed to come up with a profit-making solution. As a result Debosh was created, where clients can pay to reserve a room full of this junk to destroy, either for fun or as a way to de-stress.
The cost of renting a room to trash depends on how elaborately you want the room decorated and the furniture that you desire, however the price is usually between $150 and $450. For people with less money to spend on this unique method of stress relief you can supply your own junk and tidy up after yourself for $50.
Upon entering the room, customers are supplied with sledgehammers, baseball bats or even clubs and are provided with helmets and safety glasses for protection. As long as clients do not hurt each other, they are left to their own devises and are allowed to destroy the room as much as they like during the session.
However, this is not just a method to relieve stress. People can also go along with their friends to destroy a room for fun and participate in an activity that they would not usually be able to do in their everyday lives. Unsurprisingly this business idea was immediately a huge hit with the locals and it is also becoming increasingly popular with tourists visiting Moscow.
The majority of Deboshs’ profit gets sent to charity, and in just under a year the company raised approximately $15,000 for the crowdfunding charity, dobro.mail.ru, which supports over 140,000 projects ranging from giving food to those in need or building a garden for an orphanage.