Real estate
Real estate

Fancy Having a Hotel in Your Home?

By now, you’ve probably heard about something a few people have taken to doing; using their home as a hotel. Maybe the idea of this appeals to you, but you have no idea how to go about it, or if you even definitely want to have strangers staying in your home? If this sounds like you, then just read on for some tips and advice.


By now, you’ve probably heard about something a few people have taken to doing; using their home as a hotel. Maybe the idea of this appeals to you, but you have no idea how to go about it, or if you even definitely want to have strangers staying in your home? If this sounds like you, then just read on for some tips and advice.

Are you thinking of using your home as a hotel?

If you’re thinking of using your home as a hotel, similarly to Air BnB users and similar, then there are a few things you’ll need to consider. These things are:

  • Your family
    If you live with other people, be sure to clear the idea with them before doing anything concrete. It can be uncomfortable for some to have strangers in the house with them, so just make sure everyone is open to using the home as a makeshift hotel.
  • Space
    Be honest, do you really have the space for other people to stay in your home? Not just a spare bedroom, but kitchen space, communal space, bathroom space and so on.
  • The commitment
    Although you may have only one guest at a time, and only every so often, you still need to consider the commitment that you’re signing up for, and if you can afford to commit to it, both financially and with regards to time.
  • Security Although sites like AirBnB arrange payment via themselves, and it’s not necessarily likely you’d be in any danger with someone in your home, security is definitely something to take into consideration. Are you happy to have a stranger in your home while you’re sleeping, with your valuables and belongings there, also? Be sure you’re prepared to take that on when signing up to use your home as a hotel.
  • What you’ll offer
    If you’ve taken all of the above into consideration and still fancy using your home as a hotel, then you’ll need to consider what services you’ll be offering, and how much you plan to charge. Generally, those living in big, popular cities will be able to charge a bit more for the room they have to offer, purely because demand will be higher. If you have more than one room you can let, then that’s even better! With regards to service beyond letting your rooms for the night, it mostly concerns breakfast, will you be offering breakfast, or simply suggesting a place where your guests can get something out? If you do, what will you offer, and how much extra will you charge?

As you can see, there’s plenty to think about when it comes to using your home as a hotel, but it can be worthwhile to earn a bit of money on the side and get to meet some really interesting people along the way! The most popular site that people rent their rooms for the night through is AirBnB, check out their “How it works” page for more information and guidance on the process, and to join up.

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Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.