While my own home is undergoing some renovations I am staying in my AirBnB next door. The AirBnB is normally an entire house rental. While I stay at the AirBnB, I’m blocking the calendar ahead, two weeks at a time, as the renovations are taking longer than expected and I don’t know when they’ll be done. The kitchen and one of the bathrooms are being renovated at my place. If I did get a booking at the AirBnB house, I could move back to my house. I have the AirBnB set for a minimum stay of one week, with three days advance notice required, so if I do get a booking I’d have time (and the money would make it worthwhile) to move back to my house while it’s still undergoing renovations.
I’m thinking about whether it would be worthwhile to list the AirBnB house in a separate listing as a shared house. It’s a big house: 3 bedrooms plus a very large third floor which is one big room and can be used as a bedroom, or a study. In addition, there’s formal dining room, living room, a foyer almost as large as some living rooms, a small kitchen that has eat in space for 2 people, a pantry, a small sunroom and a full basement. There’s also a front porch (with a porch swing) and a large patio in back of the house. Unfortunately, there is only one full bathroom which is located on the second floor where the bedrooms are, plus a half bath in the basement. So if I did a shared house, it would be a shared bathroom situation and I’d be sharing with the guests.
I’m debating if I want to do this. What are the pitfalls…or rather, I can guess what the pitfalls are so how do you home share hosts manage them? Do any of you share a bathroom with your guests? I’m thinking I’d allow no more than two guests and minimal, limited kitchen access, and a maximum stay of something like 3 to 7 days. I’m interested in hearing your advice and experiences.
A bit about me: I have had shared living accommodations before (roommates) some were fine, some were a pain. I’m a friendly introvert (no, that’s not an oxymoron). The house is set up so I can retreat from the guests and shut myself away from them when I feel the need to do so. Forgot to add, I am fully vaccinated and okay with social distancing and wearing a mask in the house,
Any comments or advice?
Here’s the listing of the house.