One Night Stands
I love the one night stays. Usually the guest is staying one night as they pass through town. They often get in late and leave early. (That means less hours to keep my kids quite.) The guests are often travel tired and don't try to engage in conversation.
On the flip side of that is you have to spend time getting their room ready and then reset the room again the next day. I once had a different guest every night for a month. That was a little intense. Often the guests would book the day before or the day of check in. Which meant I always had to have the room ready.
I prefer to let guests to book for one night. It means I often get more business because a lot of listings have a two night minimum, and I don't have to spend a bunch of time interacting with the guests. Which is nice in the summer when i'm super busy doing stuff with my kids.
It did kill me to be using that much water to wash the sheets over and over. Though with as many kids as I have i'm doing laundry every day anyways. It also wears your sheets down faster, so you have to buy new sheets more often. The extra money you make renting out your room or home more often covers that added expense.
I'm Colleen, and I've been doing Airbnb for over 2 years. There are guests that I have loved and guests that I just can't wait to get out of my house. I've learned a lot from trial and error. It's a great way to earn extra income and I'm here to share my experience so I can help others make some great passive income.
Contact me if you want to hire me to help you set up your BnB!