Most people are already aware of holiday letting sites like Stayz* which have been around for some time. Stayz is designed to rent out whole units or houses for holiday rentals.
However, a new sites such as airbnb are designed to allow you to let out either your whole house/unit or just spare rooms on a nightly basis – so you could rent out a spare room for a night, the weekend or a week. We have heard good reports from people who have used the service both as guests and hosts. airbnb now covers you for damage from theft or vandalism up to $50,000 under their “Host guarantee”.
Australians living near tourist locations could have a great thing going here – hotels in Australia are expensive and often require a 2 or more night minimum stay – but you might be happy with half of what they charge.
Do you have a spare room that you could rent out – or one that could be tidied and rented? Do you often go away for the weekend? Investigate these sites.
Credit for the above photo – see this flat in North Bondi as an example