How I rented out my place on Airbnb
I have lived in several flats for the past three years, one of them in Casablanca, Morocco, and the other one in Antigua Guatemala, a beautiful colonial town that is a UNESCO Heritage Site.
Both those locations were desirable for tourists and when I looked up the possibility to rent out my place to travelers, I stumbled upon Airbnb.
This website allows you to enter the details of the room you want to let, price per night, week or month, and availability on a calendar. You may want to let your whole place when you go on holiday, or just a room once in a while, that is up to you. You can create two adds, one for the whole property and one for the guest room.
Some people even offer a sofa in their living room in high demand locations such as NYC or Paris.
Having been a couchsurfer for the past 6 years, I was immediatly sold to the idea of receiving people and making a little extra money. Some Airbnb users even manage to live for free and pay their mortgage super fast via this method.
Airbnb isn’t the only site you can list your property on, there is also Wimdu, 9flats and Roomorama.
I like the flexibility to rent my extra space when I want and not having a full time roommate. The extra cash is nice too! It adds up fast, if you live in a popular big city, you can easily ask for $30 a night, going way up if you’re in a central location and have a beautiful flat.
Airbnb is based on feedback from other users and ratings, so you know you can trust the people you rent to and vice versa. There is even a guarantee for damages that could occur. So far, I have only had great experiences via Airbnb.
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