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Do you see more and more people who become host on Airbnb and you are wondering why they are doing it?
Are you thinking that you might want to try to host and would like to know if some people are doing it for the same reasons as yours?
I won’t lie here, we started hosting on Airbnb because we were not in the best situation financially and we needed money.
Hosting on Airbnb enabled us to do much more than just paying our bills at the end of the month! Now, we can travel as much as we want and meet people from everywhere in the world.
To write this post, I did a short survey among Airbnb Hosts and the results surprised me! Especially the last one!!
Let’s see a full list of reasons why it is worth it for so many owners to have vacation rentals and Airbnbs
1 – Enjoy hosting
2- Show off your house decor to others
3- Be hospitable to others
4- Pay the maintenance fees of timeshare vacation ownership
5 – Save for the kids’ college fund
6- Rent out unused rooms in own house
7- Decorate the house more often
8- Meet different and new people
9- Move out of the country
10- Make the house more alive and not so empty
11- Not have to take a 2nd job
12- Not have to sell a house full of memories
13- Be able to quit your 9-5
14- Pay for own college tuitions
15- Pay for mortgage
16- Better options than long term rentals
17- Have the house taken care of by thoughtful guests
18- Have access to the rented place from time to time
19- Travel more
20- Pay for a passion / training
21- Adding an source of income as a single mom
22- Love for real estate and house renovation / design
23- Have an income while staying at home
24- Pay to remodel personal home
25- Earn more than with long term rentals
26- Finally have a job you love
27 – Be able to feed your kids
28- Not have a long term flatmate
29 – Pay for a part or the whole rent
30- Learn from people from all around the world
31- Show off artworks
32- For the love of entertaining guests
33- For the love of making guests happy
34- Having an additional retirement money
35- Have medium-term guests to clean the house themselves
36- Not have to downsize once kids moved out
37- Help with Fengshui
38- Save for the kids college funds
39- Have a place for storage
40- Pay for home repair and furniture upgrade
41 -Pay for cat surgery
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Over to you now, tell us in the comments what are the reasons for you to start a short term rental?
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I’m Natacha, a French vegan Airbnb host who has been working online for the past 4 years. I help hosts stand out and make more money online so they can have a good work-life balance!