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Direct bookings vs. using OTAs (Airbnb, HomeAway and the like)

Posted on July 10, 2018

Once upon a time, a few guys (and gals, I assume) had a great idea: Let’s create a website that lets people list their homes/rooms so other people can pay to use them. Genius! The result[...]

Thoughts on Remote Teams

Posted on June 21, 2018

In a former life, I co-founded a design firm in a small-ish city in Switzerland. We eventually hired our first designer, then a second, and moved into the 3rd floor of an old building smack-dab in[...]

How to Prepare Your Home So Guests Are Safe and Comfortable

Posted on June 12, 2018

We’ve been short-term rental hosts for nearly two decades. Renting out our home while we’re away helps us afford the travel we love, and it’s worked out well.  That’s partly because we know that[...]

The slow death of TripAdvisor vacation rentals

Posted on March 30, 2018

In 2000, some guys had a cool idea: Let’s build a website where professionals can post reviews of popular establishment. Soon, they realized that reviews by random people visiting the shop,[...]

The Thing About Fees on Rental Platforms

Posted on January 15, 2018

When guests book through a short-term rental platform like Airbnb or HomeAway, there are two numbers that stick out: The price per night – and the total they pay. Often times the total guests end up[...]

Why My Family Doesn’t Give a Single Christmas Present

Posted on December 17, 2017

For those of you out there feeling overwhelmed by Christmas, this post is for you. Deciding what Christmas presents to buy your family/friends while also dealing with real-life grinches and[...]

How Much Does Airbnb Charge Guests Vs. Their Competition?

Posted on December 9, 2017

The easiest way to answer the question posed by the title of this post is with a chart. So let's take a look at one:

What You Need To Know About Short-Term Rental Insurance

Posted on November 17, 2017

One of the most common objections to our business model, and actually the home sharing economy in general, is something along the lines of “I don’t want any strangers in my home.”

5 Simple Ways to Be a Better Host

Posted on November 4, 2017

We all want to be better hosts.

What's The Right Amount of Guest Interaction?

Posted on November 3, 2017

If you want to figure out what the right amount of guest interaction is, consider the perspective of your guests. Try to remember all those times where you were a guest.