Shampoo and Booze Episode 42: What We Learned From Staying In Six People's Homes

podcast Shampoo and Booze

Shampoo and Booze Episode 42: What We Learned From Staying In Six People's Homes
  • Language: eng
  • Published: 23 Oct 2016
  • Duration: n/a

iTunes YouTube Download .mp3 Download .ogg After a month in Ireland, our Airbnb experiment was a success. It was fun to rent a car and simply drive around the country, spontaneously renting places to stay every couple days. I hope more people get hip to this style of travel. The fact that we could stay in our own little home (vs a stuffy hotel) and meet local people made the experience super enjoyable. We're already talking about taking another month long trip next year. That being said, staying in other people's rentals helps us know what works and what doesn't work. Here's a short list of things we didn't like: --Don’t charge people for extras. Just add essentials into your price. One guy wanted us to heat the cabin with wood, but make us pay 5 Euro for each basket of wood we used. --Hooks hooks hooks! In every room, bedroom and bathroom. Don't make your guests drape their clothes, coats etc over chairs. --Have nice, matching hangers (wood or bamboo). They're cheap! Too many places had just a handful of bent metal hangers with torn paper from the dry cleaners. --Provide liquid soap & shampoo. One guy had used bar soap in the shower and sink. That’s gross. --In this day and age, it's easy to give guests GPS coordinates to your place. That will take us right to your house when using Google Maps. You should even check that Google has your address correct. If not, it's easy to send Google a note to correct the map. Anyway, now that we're home, the renovation work on our second rental has started in earnest. We're waking up at 5:30am each morning to meet with our contractors. The goal is to get this second rental on Airbnb by March. Can we do it? Tune in to find out. Thinking of becoming an Airbnb host or guest? Use our referral code and get $20 off your next stay or $80 credit if you become a host!