Having the space or opportunity to rent out your home to guests can be a remarkable source of income for homeowners. In addition to making use of otherwise unused space, such as guest rooms and guest houses, being equipped to offer a living space can even enable you to travel more and be financially encouraged to do so, a proposition that has brought Airbnb into significant popularity.
To make the endeavour successful, however, homeowners must make a few considerations. A spare room, for example, cannot simply be offered as it is likely to be designed because there are certain needs that visiting guests will have that are expected from a professional stay. By meeting these needs, homeowners will be able to offer a positive experience, build a reputable profile, and find themselves with a successful Airbnb property.
Test Your Stay
Before you jump into offering a living space out for an Airbnb experience, it is important that you yourself have visited other Airbnb properties, so as to find out what works and what doesn’t, and that you have invited friends and family over to experience your stay.
The feedback they offer will be invaluable since they will highlight potential issues with your guest room that you might not have otherwise realised.
Think about the room you are offering out and ensure that it meets the needs of visitors while also fitting into your schedule. While some are happy to open their personal living space up to guests, others will look for alternative accommodation options, such as garden buildings and log cabins for sale, since these can be offered as guest stays, allowing visitors to spend the night without compromising a central living space.
In addition to the comfort of a bed and access to cleaning facilities, successful Airbnbs will generally offer basic amenities too. Offering simple extras, such as shampoo and conditioner, as well as perhaps tea and coffee, can be the comforts that help to boost a profile.
Whether travelling as a family or as an individual, when being welcomed into a new home, privacy is essential for comfort. As a homeowner, it is important that living spaces are offered out with a certain degree of privacy, allowing guests to create their own space without feeling encroached upon.
For some, this could be access to an en suite bathroom, avoiding the risk of embarrassing crossover. For others, it can be as simple as installing a lock on the door or a safe in the room, the latter of which allows valuables to be stored without worry.
Clean And Tidy
It may seem like an obvious consideration to many homeowners but a number of Airbnb reviews continue to appear criticising the presentation of stays. Be sure to not only clean a home either professionally or thoroughly before offering it to guests but also design it to be an attractive space that is tidy and comfortable.
A guest space doesn’t need to be glamorous but it does need to be welcoming and those that achieve an immediately comfortable space, even a basic one, will find their home rising in popularity.