Airbnb has revolutionised how we travel.
Staying in someone's home is a completely different experience than staying in a hotel or hostel.
And can often cost a fraction of the price.
If you haven't already given a hosting a go then here are seven good reasons why you should – even to just consider it.
And I don't care what anyone says. There are definitely way more pros than cons to hosting through Airbnb and, no, they're not paying me to say that.
1. Extra income
The extra cash you can make from hosting will help you pay your bills, support your hobbies (ie, brunch) and fund trips you can take while hosting.
2. Show off where you live
Whether it's your house, your community or your city.
Be proud and show your guests the hidden gems of wherever you live.
With the help of Lovin.ie, of course.
3. Meet new people
I'm still in contact with hosts I've stayed with before and guests I've had stay.
It's a wonderful way of meeting lovely people from all over the world.
So if you often feel lonely, or your house is just too quiet then this could be the perfect way to fill that void.
4. It's flexible
You can host whenever you like to whomever you like.
And you can host as frequently or as infrequently as you choose.
You are, essentially, your own boss.
5. What's the worst that could happen?
Airbnb have got your back and have a Host Guarantee that protects you and your home.
Whether it's theft or accidental damage – every host with a listing on Airbnb is eligible for coverage at no additional cost.
Host Protection Insurance is also automatically included when you sign up – to protect you from liability in case your guests get hurt or cause property damage.
Give it a go.
Why the hell not sure?
And if you do decide to give it a go, Here Are 14 Simple Ways To Instantly Become The Perfect Airbnb Host.