What’s so great about being an Airbnb Host?


Sitting on the verandah with harbour views as the backdrop and a soundtrack of native birds, Double Bay resident Primrose tells Deborah about her initial attraction in becoming an Airbnb host and why she keeps sharing her home with a bunch of strangers.

Primrose saw the opportunity about four years ago to use the spare double room in her waterfront property as an opportunity to gain some financial and social balance.

As an Airbnb host, she fell in love with the simplicity of the system, the financial rewards and the chance to meet “extraordinary people from extraordinary places” and create friendships all over the world.

Another reason for Primrose’s love of Airbnb is the ability to have complete control over her bookings giving her the flexibility to travel.

So why continue to be an Airbnb host after all these years?


“It’s just so easy, everything is all set up, there is never any discussion about money, it’s all done in advance,” said Primrose.

“I think Airbnb just suits so many people,” said Primrose.

For Primrose, it’s a seamless system where she is able to meet new people and receives a financial benefit.

While for guests, she believes the biggest point of difference of staying at an Airbnb property versus staying in a hotel is being able to experience how the locals live.

Strangers have become friends and hosting an Airbnb property has become a rewarding way of life for this Sydney resident.

What is Airbnb

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet.

Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 191 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

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Balance Team

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