Sandy Bruns owned two restaurants in the heart of Sydney but since retiring and letting her house on Airbnb, she says she is doing better than ever. In this video, Sandy talks about the income she receives and the tax deductions she is able to make as a result. "I'm doing better out of my house than I was out of my business," Sandy says. "And it's enabling me to spend … [Read more...] about Why Airbnb is better than owning a small business
When you host and operate an Airbnb property, you wear a lot of hats. Maintenance, concierge, cleaner, tour guide, landlord and hotel manager just to name a few. In this set of clips, Mark Hodge and Deborah talk about the nuts and bolts of running an Airbnb property starting with check in. Mark's Surrey Hills apartment is in a complex and so Mark or one of his trusted … [Read more...] about The nuts and bolts of hosting and running an Airbnb property
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 … [Read more...] about What’s so great about being an Airbnb Host?
In our last interview in this Airbnb hosting series, Double Bay resident Primrose talks to Deborah about Airbnb security and how safe it is to be a host when sharing your home with guests. Naturally, Primrose is concerned about her personal safety and is extremely cautious about who she accepts as guests. As part of the Airbnb booking process, both hosts and guests are … [Read more...] about Are you safe as an Airbnb host?
At this time of year, families around the world are in the midst of entertaining relatives and friends in their home for Christmas and New Year. It can be a stressful time! Making sure the house is clean, the fridge is full and you have plenty organised to occupy your guests. But what if those visiting your house were virtual strangers? How would your stress levels … [Read more...] about What happens when Airbnb hosting goes wrong?