As borders shrink and travel becomes increasingly accessible, more and more people are looking for ways to make their journeys affordable without sacrificing quality and comfort. This has led to a huge surge in online marketplaces for vacation rental and lodging services that range from renting a single bedroom to grand villas that will accommodate the last three generations of your family.
We’ve already discussed the benefits of booking a homestay over a hotel on our blog; but what are the advantages of you, a homeowner, renting out your home to travelers?
For starters, it’s a great source of secondary income with minimal investment. If you have a few spare bedrooms, a second apartment or property that lies unused except for the occasional long weekend, letting it out as a homestay will earn you good, hands-off money.
It’s also a sureshot way to interact with people from different cultures and walks of life. With new travelers knocking at your door, the potential for exposure to people from all around the world is infinite, so it’s time to open your home to new friends and cultural exchanges!
The audience drawn towards homestays tend to be keen on immersing themselves into local spaces. This means that you can keep your home as authentic as you’d like it, right down to the furniture and food – if anything, this gives you an advantage! Give the local gems of your town a boost by recommending them to your guests – take pride in showing off the best you have to offer.
But before listing your property, it’s natural that you’d have a few questions or hesitations. How do you safeguard against “bad” guests?
That’s exactly why you get to establish what you’re comfortable with when listing with sites like ours. For everybody’s best interests and peace of mind, we carefully vet all parties before any bookings are made.
If you’re ready to get started, head over to this page to take the next step and open your doors to a whole new world!