Does anyone have experience hosting a private room and an entire home?
I know a few other folks on here have homes similar to mine: you rent out a private floor, but may have some shared areas such as a laundry room, kitchen, or entrance.
I rent out my basement, which is basically a one-bedroom apartment with its own entrance, but I share the laundry room and there is also no door at the bottom of the staircase to separate the floor from the rest of the house. However, a friend of mine is installing a door soon, and it will technically make my unit “separate,” if I don’t mind waiting to do laundry in between guests.
I am debating whether or not I should list as a separate unit. After a slow winter, a friend of mine recently switched her basement studio from a “private room” to “entire home” and has had mixed results. She saw a big jump in bookings (where her competitively-priced upstairs private room room sits unbooked). However, she is no longer getting guests who are a good fit for what she offers.
Anyhow, just curious what your experience has been!