Hi folks, I have been having a fun time putting together an airbnb in our backyard. It’s a tinyhouse made from a shipping container. We had our first guest on 2/28/17. The reviews have been pretty good so far. I wasn’t able to add a link to this post so you’d have to search google for "tinyhouse Arcade Atlanta" to find it.
I’d love it if you folks could check out my listing and give me any tips to make it more appealing.
I’m currently trying a pricing strategy that may not work BUT I’ve gotta try! I have no problem getting bookings around $100/night. I can stay about 75% booked at that price. In an effort to gain back more of our backyard/pool privacy & reduce operating costs (electricity, laundry, snacks etc etc), I’ve decided to double the rate to $200/nite & ditch the instant book feature! I know… I know… that’s crazy! My thoughts are that if I can get at least 1/2 the bookings per year at $200 as I did at $100, I’ll end up hosting 1/2 the people for the same amount of income. This will save a ton of money and let me enjoy my backyard (without strangers) more often.
We shall see if my strategy works. There’s a few places in atlanta Ga who are getting nearly $400 a night… the treehouses. They don’t have a freeplay arcade. I think this might work.