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Is it worth doing Airbnb?
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Personally I would only really want a bed but I would think younger people would be happy with a sofa bed.
The ensuite would definitely make your home attractive as would the parking. I have only ever chosen places with an ensuite or the whole home to rent. I am not so bothered about parking although one place we stayed we had to park quite a distance away and it was a really wet and windy weekend so that wasn't great!
I also think if most people were staying only 1 night they wouldn't be that fussed about wardrobes etc. We stayed 2 nights somewhere that didn't have a wardrobe and it didn't bother us at all.
It also wouldn't bother me about the cats but we both like cats. As long as you make it clear that there are cats in the property I am sure plenty of people will be happy to stay with you
Thank you for sharing your experiences.
My husband has agreed and spent the weekend DIYing and painting the room. My mum is here making curtains right now
Hopefully we can get it listed before the school holidays start...
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My housemate rented her room out quite a lot through AirBnB and never changed her insurance (that said we were renting anyway)...you do get some protection through AirBnB I believe (although do check).
House Deposit = £20,500 / £18,000:money:
Have you let a room/house?
Is it worth it financially?
What are the tax implications?
What are your experiences good/bad?
I've tried Airbnb as a user and found it to be excellent, but would be interested in views of accommodation providers.
I am particularly interested in the experiences/opinions of lone women letting rooms in their house.
I did a search before starting a new thread, but it did not pick up this thread, maybe because there had been no posts for over 18 months.
Does anyone hosting with Airbnb have any experiences or tips to share?
That right there leads me to question why you would ever think of doing it. The risks could be horrendous.
If you do, I would strongly suggest keeping it female guests only. They might feel more comfortable knowing they are not sharing with a man i.e. single female traveller. I would also advise you to use the same system that lone workers do - have a code word that you can put into an innocuous sentence and some friends or family that you know you could call at any time of the day or night, if needed. You tell them your code word/ sentence in advance. I'd also recommend you get a personal alarm.
Extra income since 01/11/12 £36,546.45